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Book Review: 'Heaven's Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance', By Harris Irfan

Faisal Hanif | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK
Faisal Hanif

Given that transparency is the one thing most people want from financial institutions in the post recession era, a book whose title evokes secrecy may be somewhat of a repellent. And yet Harris Irfan's work is perhaps the most accessible insight into a maligned and mysterious industry.

How We Can Tackle the UK Pay Gap

Deborah Hargreaves | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Deborah Hargreaves

The IMF endorsed the UK's economic recovery on Friday, but it highlights chronic weak productivity as a potential threat to the upswing. The puzzle o...

Bringing Share Price Into the Marketing Mix

Jon Webb | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Jon Webb

With marketing departments facing increasing internal pressure from their finance and sales teams to cut costs, it's become vitally important to identify new mechanics that can meaningfully justify their spend to the Board, particularly as marketing is now being seen more as a cost that can be cut than an on-going investment.

Charlie Thomas

Rangers FC Successfully Floats On The AIM

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

Fans of Scottish football club Rangers will be able to buy shares in their team from today, after it was admitted to the AIM market of the London Stoc...

When Personal Admin Means Fewer Headaches Not More

Liz Braude | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Braude

For some years now, businesses have talked about the objective of creating 'paper-free offices'. However, whilst the push to store documents digitally has cleared desks and freed up filing space in the office, at home things are generally somewhat different.

RBS To Float Shares In Direct Line Group

Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK

Private investors will get the chance to buy shares in some of the biggest household names in insurance after RBS announced it will put its insurance ...

More Than Just 'Mummy Porn' Driving WH Smith Success

Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

Positivity surrounding British high street giant WH Smith, sparked by a market announcement of its latest share buyback, is driven by more than just m...

Zuckerpunched! Facebook Founder Loses £6bn

Posted 17.08.2012 | UK

Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has seen the value of his personal shares in the site halve, after they fell from $19.1bn (£12.2bn) to $9....

Facebook Has Fewer Friends (But George Soros Still Likes Them)

Posted 17.08.2012 | UK

The Facebook flop continued today, with share prices dropping by $1.41 (90 pence) to a record low of $19.69 (£12.51) shortly after opening on Thursda...

Charlie Thomas

Will Facebook Investors 'Like' Or 'Unlike' Their Shares?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

Thursday is the day when people who bought the first round of shares in social networking giant Facebook can sell their holdings but views are mixed a...

G4S Suffer Steep Fall In Share Prices After Olympic Debacle

PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

Beleaguered security firm G4S suffered further share price falls today amid fears that the Olympics debacle will damage its reputation. Its shares ...

Damien, Show Some He(art)

Josef O'Connor | Posted 29.07.2012 | Home
Josef O'Connor

Earlier this year, I embarked on a journey which saw me take 11 flights, crossing three continents, visiting 11 art galleries in eight cities and sleeping on six couches to amass over 30,000 air miles in just 14 days.

Why the Stock Market Will Drop 60% in the Next Decade

Endeavour Press | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK
Endeavour Press

In recent years, the great economies of the world have been rocked by crises the likes of which have not occurred for generations. The severity of these events was matched by their unexpectedness.

Facebook IPO: Top Five Things You Should Know

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Tech

Facebook has just filed an IPO request in the United States to raise US $5 billion in the largest tech float since Google's. The social media firm ...

Read Mark Zuckerberg's Full IPO Letter

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Tech

To accompany Facebook's IPO file delivered to the US Securities And Exchange Commission, Mark Zuckerberg wrote a compelling letter to let would-be sha...

Facebook Launches £3 Billion IPO

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Tech

Facebook has today announced its IPO plans to become a publicly listed company. The float will make Facebook the largest tech IPO since Google. The...

'Close To Staring Down The Barrel' Over Economic Crisis, Cameron Warns

PA | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that failure to act swiftly over eurozone indebtedness would "lengthen the shadows of unc...

FTSE 100 Makes Biggest Fall Since November 2008 As Global Markets Plunge

Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

UK shares plunged in the biggest points fall since the economic crisis of November 2008, amid fears of a global recession. The FTSE 100 Index close...

Birds of a Feather

John Giacobbi | Posted 11.11.2011 | UK Tech
John Giacobbi

Much as though - I suppose - Twitter are to be congratulated on reaching the 100 Million user milestone last week, the news that carpet-baggers (sorry - hedge fund managers) are now using random samples of trending topics on Twitter to decide what to gamble on (sorry - invest in), brings 'dumbing-down' to a new, all-time low.

Societe Generale Shares Continue To Plummet

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK

REUTERS -- Societe Generale's battered shares fell again on Thursday, reversing a strong morning rally, as French banks led volatile European stocks l...

News Corp Shares Rally Over Murdoch Replacement Rumours

The Guardian | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

Speculation that Rupert Murdoch could be replaced as chief executive of News Corporation have sent shares in the company rallying in Australia on Tues...