Fast Finance Talks over the Trans-Pacific Partnership stumbled and one of the sticking points deals with the Japanese auto supply chain which includes non-TPP countries like Thailand. The Japanese auto industry believes that strict rules about origin could harm it which show the complications of a regional approach to trade ...
August 3, 2015Blake Goud
Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), which invests in the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) countries’ energy sector, recently announced a $3 billion sukuk program that could transform the balance sheet of this smaller, lesser known Saudi multilateral development bank (MDB) as well as its future investment strategy. The ...
July 22, 2015Blake Goud
The controversy about the use of equity versus debt in Islamic finance is one which has been present for years. The shift towards ‘profit-and-loss sharing’ (PLS) modes of finance is growing in some countries, notably in Pakistan and Indonesia, with help from government policies to encourage it. The ...
May 1, 2015Blake Goud