Finance & Trade

Malaysia Looks to Expand Islamic Finance to Stocks and Bonds

April 9, 2014

The government of Malaysia is looking to broaden its Islamic finance sector by moving beyond sharia-compliant real estate instruments into share and bond funds that aim to build private-public collaboration and raise return-on-investment in Islamic finance markets.

EU Furthers Plans to Eliminate Roaming Fees

April 9, 2014

In a move that some argue will require mobile phone companies to charge higher rates for phone plans, the European Parliament has voted to abolish mobile roaming fees for citizens of EU member states traveling in other EU countries.

Dutch PM Calls for Greater Role of National Governments in EU

April 9, 2014

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called for strict limitation of powers at the EU level and for greater authority among national governments to deal with legislation in Brussels in its early stages.

German Party Considers Reducing Court Powers over EU Issues

April 9, 2014

EUobserver reports that leaders in Germany's Christian Democratic party are discussing potential national legislation that would limit the authority of the German Constitutional Court over EU affairs.

IMF Seeks More Permanent Resources for Global Governance Role

April 2, 2014

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund ("IMF") Christine LaGarde writes that the U.S. Congress should approve the transfer of resources at the IMF from a temporary to a permanent fund in order to permit an expanded role of the IMF in "stabilizing the world economy."

EU Migrants in U.K. Overtake Those from Other Countries

April 2, 2014

The Telegraph reports that for the first time, as early as next month, the number of migrants from EU countries in the U.K. will overtake the number of migrants from countries outside the Union due to the EU's freedom of movement rules.

EU Parliament Argues for "More Europe" to Boost Economy

April 2, 2014

The European Parliament has produced an interactive graphic that seeks to show how more actions taken at the European, as opposed to the national, level would boost economic growth in the bloc.

Poland Proposes EU "Energy Union"

April 2, 2014

Following Russia's intervention on the Crimean peninsula and related concerns that the country's substantial supply of energy to Europe would cease, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has called for the EU to form an energy union to develop a cohesive strategy on energy exploration and trade.

U.K. Conservative MPs Vow to Leave EU

April 2, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that a group of over 100 U.K. Members of Parliament ("MPs") will pledge to their constituents that they will support leaving the EU following the 2015 general election, as Prime Minister David Cameron pushes for an "in-out" referendum in 2017 following renegotiation of powers with the bloc.

OIC Chief Gives Nod to Global Islamic Arbitration System for Politics and Finance

March 26, 2014

Speaking in Saudi Arabia at the Conference of the Islamic Arbitration Forum, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC"), Iyad Madani, indicated OIC support for the establishment of a global Islamic arbitration system to function for conflict resolution and financial dispute settlement.

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