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Employee Benefits in Dubai

Many expats who come to work in Dubai are not very familiar with the local job market and therefore unable to assess whether their salary is in line with what is usual for similar positions or whether they should ask … Continue reading

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Introduction to Hedge Fund Trading Styles

To many people hedge funds are a mysterious part of the financial industry. Even many financial professionals don’t understand what exactly hedge funds do. In fact, hedge funds work much like traditional mutual funds. Most of them trade and invest … Continue reading

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Choosing an Offshore Company Location

There is no perfect offshore company location.  Different jurisdictions have different advantages and disadvantages. When selecting one, there are a number of factors that should be considered. Taxes Reducing or eliminating taxes is probably the most common motivation for offshore company … Continue reading

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What Is the Best Offshore Company Location?

This is probably the most frequently asked question when it comes to offshore companies. The selection of possible jurisdictions seems endless – from well-known countries like Switzerland, Singapore or the Netherlands to small islands and places that most people have … Continue reading

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Sharia Law Inheritance and Wills in the UAE

As a Muslim country, the United Arab Emirates have their legal system based on the Sharia Law. The matters of inheritance and procedures following a person’s death are no exception. Inheritance under the Sharia Law The rules that govern inheritance … Continue reading

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Islamic Investments Are Not Only for Muslims

You have probably noticed the growing importance and awareness of Islamic banking and Islamic investments in the recent years. Even in non-Muslim regions like the US or Western Europe, large banks now have sizeable departments focusing solely on Islamic financial … Continue reading

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Sharia Law for Loans and Mortgages in the UAE

If you are considering a loan in the UAE and you are not entirely familiar with Islamic finance, you can use the following as a quick introduction. The purpose of this article is to explain basic principles of debt, interest, … Continue reading

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The Economist's Big Mac Index

The Economist is out with an updated version of their Big Mac index showing the world’s currencies price based on the world famous McDonald’s sandwich: THE ECONOMIST’s Big Mac index is based on the theory of purchasing-power parity: in the long run, … Continue reading

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November Asset Class Performance

November was another tough month for the majority of assets classes.  Gold (+1.7%) and Inflation-Indexed US Treasuries (+0.5%) managed to finish the month in positive territory but all other asset classes fell in November.  The worst performing asset class was … Continue reading

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Central Banks to the Rescue

World central banks have came to the rescue yesterday with an announcement of  “coordinated action” to help economy.  The U.S. Federal Reserve announced: The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the … Continue reading

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