Solving the Asset–Shortage Problem of Emerging Markets

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By Patrick Imam The growing appetite for emerging market financial assets (such as equity or bonds) by local and foreign investors has not been met...

Conventional versus Islamic Private Equity

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By Mohamed Ali Chatti and Ouidad Yousfi There are some similarities between Islamic and conventional PE, like for example the active participation, the quick exit...

A Comment on “The American Mortgage System: Crisis and Reform”

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By Marvin M. Smith, Anthony Orlando, and Susan Wachter “If price discovery continues to be unattainable in both the subprime, structured CDO and lower quality...

Emerging Markets are Re-Shaping the Global Economy, But Also Shaking It

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By George Magnus From global tourism to manufactured products, and from industrial processes to modern technologies order, the re-convergence of emerging markets and their economic...

The Causes of the Banking Crises of the 1920’s

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By Simon D. Norton The credit crunch of 2007-2008 shares many similarities in terms of causes with the Depression Era and wave of bank failures...

Rethinking Global Financial Governance Reform

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By Daniel D. Bradlow The limited success over the past few years in reforming global financial governance means that there is a need to reassess...

Time to Win Investors Over

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By Baruch Lev Managers need to be able to respond to investors’ concerns and regain their trust, but their response is seriously hindered by the...

Too systemic to fail: Consequences, causes, and potential remedies

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By Raghuram Rajan Perhaps the single biggest distortion to the free enterprise system is when a number of private institutions are deemed by political and...

Islamic Finance: Is the Time Ripe for a Private Sector Trade Association?

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By Robert B Gray The growing significance of Islamic finance has brought into sharp focus the similarities and the potential for convergence with respect...

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