Islamic finance has image problem in Christian-majority African states

By Reuters Staff
May 6, 2010
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A currency dealer counts Kenya shillings in Nairobi on October 23, 2008/Antony Njuguna

Ethics angle missing in financial crisis debate

March 4, 2010
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Worried Wall Street traders watch stocks fall on September 29, 2008/Brendan McDermid

Global economic crisis also a values crisis, Davos poll says

January 27, 2010

wefreportThe World Economic Forum, whose annual Davos summit opening today is a favourite gathering for the rich and powerful, has issued an opinion poll showing two-thirds of those surveyed believe the current economic crisis is also a crisis of values. Almost as many singled out business as the sector that should stress values more to foster a better world. “The poll results point to a trust deficit regarding values in the business world,” the Forum said in a statement.

Pope pleased by business ethics debate since his encyclical

September 28, 2009

pope-on-planePope Benedict has pronounced himself pleased with the discussion about business ethics sparked by his encyclical “Charity in Truth” published in July. In a short question-and-answer session (here in the original Italian) with journalists en route to the Czech Republic over the weekend, he commented on reactions to the document: