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Harvard Islamic Finance

March 6, 2012 FINANCE No Comments

imageIslamic finance is, in the words of many of its practitioners and observers, one of the more exciting things happening to the Muslim World today. Many view it as a test case – a potential experimental ground – for how Islam’s Divine Law – the Shariah – is likely to mingle with or adapt to the changing circumstances of modern times. Since its inception in the 1960s and 70s, the popularity, scope, and diversity of what the field of Islamic finance has to offer has only grown with time.
Today, the worldwide market for Shariah-compliant Islamic financial products is estimated to be around $750 billion – a number that continues to grow faster than traditional (conventional) finance. … Continue Reading

Carphone warehouse

Carphone Warehouse Group PLC (LSE: CPW), known as The Carphone Warehouse, is Europe’s largest independent mobile phone retailer, with over 1,700 stores across Europe. It is based in the United Kingdom and is a 50% subsidiary of Best Buy. Outside the UK and Ireland, the retailer is named … Continue Reading

Tesco Bank

September 13, 2011 FINANCE No Comments

Tesco Bank is the trading name of Tesco Personal Finance plc, a telephone and internet based commercial bank in the United Kingdom owned by Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket. Until 2008 it was a 50:50 joint venture between Tesco and the Royal Bank of Scotland, one of the UK’s largest banks and remained under the Tesco Personal Finance plc (TPF) branding until 2010. Customers will gradually notice the phasing out of the TPF brand until mid to late 2011 when the rebranding will be complete. It is registered in Scotland at St Andrew Square, Edinburgh. … Continue Reading

EDF Energy

September 11, 2011 HOME & GARDEN No Comments

EDF Energy is an integrated energy company in the United Kingdom, with operations spanning electricity generation and the sale of gas and electricity to homes and businesses throughout the United Kingdom. It employs over 20,000 people and handles 5.7 million customer accounts. … Continue Reading


September 8, 2011 Different COMPARISON No Comments

kgb is a privately held, New York-based company and the world’s largest independent provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services.  During its nearly twenty year history, kgb has built some of the most successful brands in the telecommunications, customer care and enhanced information services sectors.  kgb’s European brands include The Number 118 118 in the United Kingdom and Le Numero 118 218 in France, both of which are leading players in their respective markets. … Continue Reading

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