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What distinguishes Islamic banking from conventional banking | VIEWS & REVIEWS

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What distinguishes Islamic banking from conventional banking
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It is evident that Islamic finance and banking were practised predominantly in the Muslim world throughout the Middle Ages, fostering trade and ...
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Md. Touhidul Alam KhanIslamic banking is now a widely used term and has emerged as one of the most important trends in the financial world. Demand for financial products and services that follow the shariah or Islamic law had always been there. With growth of opportunities, Islamic Banking is now one of the fastest growing sectors in the global financial services industry. Driven by strong demand from both the individual and corporate sectors, Islamic banking assets with commercial banks globally are now close to US$1.7 trillion with an annual growth of 17.6 per cent over the last four years...

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Throughout history, debt and war have been constant partners | Giles Fraser: Loose canon | Comment is free

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Throughout history, debt and war have been constant partners
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And just as rescuing Jerusalem from the Turks was the justification for massive military spending in the middle ages, so the fear of Turkey has been the ...
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Somewhere in a Greek jail, the former defence minister, Akis Tsochatzopoulos, watches the financial crisis unfold. I wonder how partly responsible he feels? In 2013, Akis (as he is popularly known) went down for 20 years, finally succumbing to the waves of financial scandal to which his name had long been associated. For alongside the lavish spending, the houses and the dodgy tax returns, there was bribery, and it was the €8m appreciation he received from the German arms dealer, Ferrostaal, for the Greek government’s purchase of Type 214 submarines, that sent him to prison. There is this ide...

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Le Tour Stage 1 Preview: Hot Time in the Old City

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Le Tour Stage 1 Preview: Hot Time in the Old City
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In the Middle Ages, Dutch cities could obtain certain feudal rights which gave them primacy or a total monopoly on certain goods. Within the County of ...
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The Tour de France Grand Départ is a short, fast, tricky time trial through old Utrecht Stage 1: Utrecht Individual Time Trial, 13.8km The 2015 Tour de France starts fast Saturday with the only -- repeat, only -- individual time trial of the entire race. That's weird and (to some) debilitating enough even before you look at the route and think about what this race really is. It's a mad dash around an ancient Dutch city, flat and full of twists and turns. About Utrecht The city of Utrecht is a provincial capital in the heartland of old Holland whose founding dates back to Roman times, but is ...

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Medieval congress to meet in city

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Medieval congress to meet in city
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... is Europe's largest annual gathering in humanities – with papers covering all aspects and time periods of the study of the European Middle Ages.
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More than 2,000 of the world’s most knowledgeable medievalists will descend on the city next week. July marks the 22nd annual International Medieval Congress when 2,400 delegates will gather at Leeds University for what is Europe’s largest annual gathering in humanities – with papers covering all aspects and time periods of the study of the European Middle Ages.With various celebrations around the country this year to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and TV’s Game of Thrones as popular as ever, the interest in medieval history and the study of the European Middles Ages continues...

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A Revolutionary Pope Calls For Rethinking the Outdated Thinking That Rules the World

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A Revolutionary Pope Calls For Rethinking the Outdated Thinking That Rules the World
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In the Middle Ages, the financial parasite draining the people of their assets and livelihoods was understood to be “usury” – charging rent for the use of ...
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Pope Francis has been called “the revolutionary Pope.” Before he became Pope Francis, he was a Jesuit Cardinal in Argentina named Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the son of a rail worker. Moments after his election, he made history by taking on the name Francis, after Saint Francis of Assisi, the leader of a rival order known to have shunned wealth to live in poverty.Pope Francis’ June 2015 encyclical is called “Praised Be,” a title based on an ancient song attributed to St. Francis. Most papal encyclicals are addressed only to Roman Catholics, but this one is addressed to the world. And while its ma...

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The 32 most American Americans this year - Business - Sault Ste. Marie Evening News - Sault Ste. Marie, MI

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The 32 most American Americans this year
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His character is even a war veteran, so he's kind of like the Rambo of the Middle Ages. Bill Gates announced this year that he would invest a total of $2 ...
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The winter of our discontent: the global canvas, the suburban blight

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The winter of our discontent: the global canvas, the suburban blight
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Europe had its Little Ice Age, a cold snap which lasted for about three hundred years between the end of the Middle Ages and the mid-nineteenth ...
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Europe had its Little Ice Age, a cold snap which lasted for about three hundred years between the end of the Middle Ages and the mid-nineteenth century. The conditions of the period were such as to result in denuded forests, a kind of “wood peak”, the phrase Adam Gopnik uses in “Winter”, his Massey Lectures on representations of the season.  That “wood peak” began the coal economy, and the Industrial Revolution which followed it, have now given us, by a long and complicated series of events, a climate altered from the one we have relied on for a hundred centuries to produce this thing called...

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Back to the future with 21st century soldiers of fortune

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Book Talk: Back to the future with 21st century soldiers of fortune
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McFate says we're viewing a profit to the form of contest witnessed in the Middle Ages, if mean music groups wandered urgent Italy and elsewhere.
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Great-britain It’s now understandable, Sean McFate says in her new e-book, “The Modern Mercenary”, that after united states tells us invested nearly 400 ages formally hopeless soldiers of fortune, the new commer was the different rather than just the govern. There were really mercenaries on the battlegrounds of Europe well before the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, as it appeared to be recognized that is actually armed forces strength was in fact the save of states. And now, says McFate, an early officer who might shows you at Georgetown University in Washington, the mercenaries have returned i...

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Muhammad Hamidullah: A giant of Islamic scholarship

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Muhammad Hamidullah: A giant of Islamic scholarship
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The crusades of the middle ages taught little to Christians about Islam since there were indeed barbarian acts driven by religious fanaticism. Similarly ...
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Although the history of the encounters between Europe and Islam dates back to the early centuries of Islam, the accumulation of knowledge on Islam in Western languages was very limited until the mid-20th century. The crusades of the middle ages taught little to Christians about Islam since there were indeed barbarian acts driven by religious fanaticism. Similarly, the orientalism of the 19th century was based on biased points of view because it was driven by the colonialist interests of European empires.The real scientific curiosity in the social and religious aspects of Muslims and the esse...

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Art Market Insight TM par Artprice

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Le Top 10 des introuvables I – Les maîtres anciens
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Ce dernier, actif à Bruges à la fin du XVe siècle, a représenté les épisodes de la vie de sainte Ursule pour un retable conservé au musée Groeninge ...
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Le Top 10 des introuvables I – Les maîtres anciens [03/07/2015] Le vendredi, c'est Top ! Un vendredi sur deux, Artprice vous propose un classement d'adjudications par thème. Le classement révèle cette semaine les 10 artistes anciens les plus rares et les plus performants de l'année aux enchères. Lorsque l'offre frustre la demande, les nouveaux records dépassent de très loin les estimations, notamment pour le prestige d'une signature historique. En se concentrant sur les introuvables aux enchères, le classement s'avère insolite, hors des courants de mode. Il regarde l'histoire de l'art et cél...

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