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Islamic banking lends advantage to financial institutions

Switching from conventional ‘Western’ financial practices to Islamic banking gives distinct advantages to banks, with the change improving the liquidity and value of stocks. Researchers at the Universities of Brighton and Birmingham studied a merger that took place in Bahrain, between an Islamic bank and a conventional bank in the wake of financial crises that…

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White men hit hardest by the effects of unemployment

Dr Carolina Zuccotti, research fellow and Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly, Head of CROME*, recently analysed 2001 census data on 57, 385 people aged 16-19 in England and Wales to study the long-term effects of unemployment on young people of different ethnicity.

On small earthquakes in Sussex

By Kevin Turner, Principal Lecturer, Brighton Business School The controversial technique called hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ has transformed US oil and gas output with major benefits for the economy and particularly manufacturing industry. A recent report by the consultancy IHS cited in The Economist [1] predicts a $533 billion boost to US GDP by 2025…

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