from Breakingviews:

Pope’s “authentic” economics make sense

By Edward Hadas
January 22, 2014

By Edward Hadas

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Davos Notebook:

Will there be charitable action at Davos?

January 26, 2011

Reuters Editor Jennifer Ablan would like to see a different kind of monetary stimulus come from Davos this year -- charitable giving:

Islamic finance’s reputation as “safe” is a myth: Qatar regulator

By Reuters Staff
January 28, 2010

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Traders at the Saudi Investment Bank in Riyadh, 8 Oct 2008/Fahad Shadeed

It’s a myth to assume Islamic finance products are safer than conventional products and underlying risks should be studied more carefully, Qatar’s top regulator said at the Davos World Economic Forum meeting on Wednesday. Despite being billed as a safer alternative to traditional banking because assets must underpin deals, Islamic bondholders have found they may not have any more legal safeguards than conventional counterparts in the event of default.