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Lesson From Old India: When an Economy Just Doesn’t Get Better

Source: NY Times Commentators have often compared the recent Great Recession of the United States and Europe to the Great Depression of the 1930s. In both cases, asset prices tumbled, financial systems…

How Will Radical Islam Affect Development In Africa?

According to the AP, at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on Tuesday U.S. President Barack Obama announced $14 Billion USD in investment commitments from U.S. companies including such heavyweights as General…

Israel’s economy is soaring—why isn’t it bringing peace?

Most of us have been taught that much of the world’s political instability and violence is rooted in economic problems and hardships. The argument often goes something like this: “If…

Argentina is now very close to default

By Charles Riley @CRrileyCNN July 25, 2014 HONG KONG (CNNMoney) The clock is ticking. Argentina will default in just a few days unless the country can find a way to…

The Boomerang Effect: Sanctions on Russia Hit German Economy Hard

By Matthias Schepp and Cornelia Schmergal The United States and Europe last week announced the imposition of stronger sanctions against Russia in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. German…

Brics nations to create $100bn development bank

The leaders of the so-called BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – sign a deal to create a new $100bn development bank and emergency reserve fund.Global…

Consumer protection in Islam

TAJ AHMAD Published — Friday 6 June 2014 Protecting consumers from malpractices of traders and commercial organizations is an important responsibility of any state. Qur’an and Hadith laid down the…

ENERGY POLICY : Closer cooperation for Switzerland and UAE

swissinfo.ch May 26, 2014 – 20:20 The energy ministers of Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday in Bern, pledging cooperation between the two…

A Tangle of Conflicts: The Dirty Business of Palm Oil

By Nils Klawitter Palm oil can be found in many of the products we consume each day. Much of it comes from Indonesia, where brutal methods are deployed against locals.…

Employment Why working in tourism is no holiday for the Swiss

by Jo Fahy, swissinfo.ch April 28, 2014 – 11:00 If you expect to meet Swiss people working in Zermatt’s hotels and restaurants, you might be surprised to be greeted by…

BALANCED BOOKS : Jury out on Swiss debt brake as global model

by Matthew Allen, swissinfo.ch April 25, 2014 – 11:01 The mind-boggling $100 trillion (CHF88 trillion) of debt racked up by governments, central banks and companies worldwide has turned some heads…

Saudi Arabia to build world’s tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky

  By Daisy Carrington, for CNN (CNN) — Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia. Dubai’s iconic…

10 Muslim- Friendly “Halal” Makeup products to Try

By: May Rostom “Halal” or “Muslim- friendly” makeup products are known to be free of alcohol and are popular amongst Muslim women living in strict countries like KSA and Indonesia.…

84 Square Feet House

Epigraph: And this life of the world is nothing but a pastime and a sport, and the Home of the Hereafter — that indeed is Life, if they but knew!…

The U.S. is sole superpower in global trade

by David Ignatius Story Summary   Name a foreign-policy issue on which China and most of the rest of the world’s nations are struggling to keep up with a U.S.…

UNDER PRESSURE: US tried to search Swatch factories for terror clues

  swissinfo.ch and agencies April 6, 2014 – 11:31 The United States pressured the watchmaking Swatch Group to open its factories in Switzerland to anti-terrorism experts, the chief executive has…

Umrah season drives up businesses in Madinah

TRIP OF A LIFETIME: Egyptian pilgrims get a warm reception in Madinah. (AN photo) MADINAH: YUSUF MOHAMMED   Madinah is witnessing a flourishing trade in various items as pilgrims flock…

Study to test ‘chocolate’ pills for heart health

AP | Mar 17, 2014 | 22:59 In this April 6, 2004 file photo, a worker collects sun-dried cocoa beans to be put into sacks for export in Guiglo, Ivory…

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