Category: Islamic Economics


Salman Ahmed Shaikh Islamic finance can help in enabling access to financial services for people who want Islamic financial services. The key question is that can Islamic finance also provide access to financial services to the bottom of the pyramid […]


A federal judge criticized by President Donald Trump last year for his Mexican heritage has ruled in favor of the commander in-chief’s long-promised border wall. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration has the right to […]


Salman Ahmed Shaikh A great number of empirical studies now challenge the position of conceptualising human behaviour only in the framework of a rational, utility-maximizing homo-economicus. Yet, this framework is used for the purpose of simplicity and tractability in situations […]


From the roar of traffic and clatter of jackhammer, to the groove of music and lullaby of birdsong, sounds have a huge impact on our lives.


Asian shares began a central-bank focused week on firm footing today, buoyed by gains on Wall Street as well as glimmers of strength in weekend data from China. Financial spreadbetters expected Britain’s FTSE 100 to open 0.3 percent higher. Germany’s […]


The FBM KLCI remained in positive territory at the midday break today, lifted by gains at most global markets. At 12.30pm, the FBM KLCI rose 4.03 points to 1,700.57. Gainers and losers were tied at 338 each, while 347 counters […]


Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) has signed a Wi-Fi roaming agreement with British Telecommunications plc (BT), allowing them to leverage on each other’s Wi-Fi networks in Malaysia and the UK and enable the monetising of UK-Malaysia roaming. In a statement today, […]


The FBM KLCI crossed the 1,700-point psychological level at mid-morning today in line with the firmer regional markets. At 10.01am, the FBM KLCI rose 3.70 points to 1,700.24. The top gainers included Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd, Far East Corporation Bhd, […]


You may pop open a bottle of champagne to celebrate something good, and perhaps you will keep the painted metal cap which secured the cork as a wee souvenir of that moment. But for a small but growing number of […]