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Experts worried about Middle East economies in 2019

By: Simon Constable Source: Middle East Eye Falling oil output together with restrained government spending looks set to blight some key economies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the coming year, with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman expected to be particularly hard hit. However, analysts say whether the economic slowdown results in more political instability across the region will depend on how governments choose to react. “The region’s recovery is set to falter in 2019 and growth is likely to be weaker than most expect,” a recent report from London-based research firm Capital Economics found. In Gulf states in particular, “tighter fiscal policy and oil...

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What real profit looks like

By: Khalid Baig Source: Beautiful Islam At their most basic and visible level trade and business involve exchange of goods and services. But there is much more to business than moving goods and services in one direction and money in the other. The product, the packaging, the delivery system, and the advertising messages that accompany it, all of them carry statements about what is good, or acceptable, or desirable, and what is not. Through this much larger exchange — at emotional and intellectual levels — business can be a powerful agent of cultural change. This role is increased manifold in the age of the media and professional marketing campaigns. In simpler times, the role...

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12 secrets to increased provision (rizq)

By: Umer Suleman Source: I’ve worked in and around the City for around 15 years now and one of the aspects of working in one of the financial capitals of the world I’ve really noticed is, the impact that the fiercely competitive environment has on an individual, and how they measure their own success by position and salary. Achieving more money (or even maintaining what you have) becomes the greatest aim we have, and this aim is reflected in how we behave, and what we are willing to sacrifice for it. Pursuits in life can sometimes dominate the entire discourse of our existence, fooling us to reach fulfilment and satisfaction, only through attaining a status in this world...

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