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Business 13 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Islamic banking thriving in London

WHILE the bombers in London remain faceless, should their motivation by some measures be religious, the perpetrators couldn't have chosen a worst target.

Business 06 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Analysis - Iran sanctions push is test for West diplomacy

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A plunging rial. A ransacked embassy. A flurry of war games. Evidence abounds of the unprecedented pressure on Iran wrought by a sharp escalation in sanctions intended to compel the Islamic Republic to rein in its nuclear programme.

Business 30 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Iran vows to stop "some" oil sales as inspectors visit

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran sent conflicting signals in a dispute with the West over its nuclear ambitions, vowing to stop oil exports soon to "some" countries but postponing a parliamentary debate on a proposed halt to crude sales to the European Union.

Business 16 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

From guns to laptops,Philippine peace faces arduous road

SULTAN KUDARAT, Philippines: At a nondescript two-storey building in the town of Sultan Kudarat, the future of the Philippines' strife-torn southern region of Mindanao is taking shape, one accountancy class at a time.

Business 16 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Islamic finance struggles toward mainstream in Azerbaijan

BAKU/TBILISI: When a businessman in Muslim-majority Azerbaijan wanted a bank loan that complied with Islamic principles, until a few years ago he had to negotiate it under the table.

Markets 15 Jun 2014 | 4:13 PM

Wall Street ahead: Iraq conflict brings defense stocks in focus

NEW YORK": With the possibility of escalating violence in Iraq, stocks in the defense sector could garner more attention in the week ahead.

Markets 16 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Iraq conflict brings defence stocks in focus

NEW YORK: With the possibility of escalating violence in Iraq, stocks in the defence sector could garner more attention this week.

Business 17 Jun 2014 | 9:01 AM

Asian shares soft in early trade Tuesday on anxiety over Iraq, Ukraine

TOKYO: Asian shares struck a cautious tone on Tuesday as the double-whammy of a deepening conflict in Iraq and a gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia sapped investors' appetite for risk.

Business 17 Jun 2014 | 5:25 PM

BAT pushes KLCI higher

KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI reversed its losses and closed firmer on Tuesday pushed by BAT, despite the mixed regional markets due to the worsening unrest in Iraq.

Business 18 Jun 2014 | 8:10 AM

Traders are bracing for more volatility in markets

NEW YORK: Traders are bracing for more volatility in markets as fighting in Iraq intensifies, with the recent rise in crude oil prices posing risks to the strong rally in US stocks.