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Difference between conventional banks and Islamic banks

Banking in common parlance refer to an organization which transacts in money. This term has been in use for a long time but its inception is still mysterious. Few believe the term ‘Bank’ has its origins in Italy from the term ‘Banchi’ while some believe that it has originated from Greek term ‘Banque’; both of them mean Bank (Singla, 2010-11). Read more »

Islamic financial institutions

Islamic Finance remains a largely unknown concept even today in spite of being into existence since more than six decades now. The concept of Islamic finance has its roots from Islamic countries since the 1950’s and 1960’s. Kahf (2000) asserts that the roots of Islamic finance can be found in writings on Islamic economics dating back to 1940’s. Read more »

Derivatives on a global platform and in India

Derivatives have been an old financial instrument in India, finding its roots in agricultural commodities trading. The first recorded derivatives contract, according to Chakrabarti and De (2010) took place in 1875 on a cottons exchange. Read more »

Concept of ‘Credit Rating’

Money plays critical role in human life. It is not only a means to attain basic necessities of life but also a means to secure the future. Over time, human life has become complex and it is essential to earn not only for the present but also to invest for the future. Read more »

Human Issues in Merger & Acquisition (M&A)

Globalization and stiff competition in the marketplace has made business firms vulnerable to failure. There is greater integration of world economies and as a response the firms also need an integrated effort to perform in the competition. Thus, increasing numbers of firms are getting into merger and acquisition. Read more »

Why Firms engage in Merger & Acquisition (M&A)

Mergers and acquisitions have been ruling the business pages of newspapers since the recent past. The firms are increasingly signing M&A deals but earlier such deals were signed without much analysis with huge expectations of mutual success, but now the cons are also considered before getting into this. Read more »

Background of India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited

IIFC group was established with the motive to develop the company economy under the leadership of Dr. Rakesh Mohan in 1994. The group is intended to carry a review process on long term funds made available to maintain the infrastructure products efficiently. Read more »

Characteristics of infrastructure financing projects

In order to compete with other nations in the world India needs to improve its standards of constructing perfect infrastructure possessions. In order to host such possessions there needs to be a large amount of investment in every area of infrastructure development such as rails, roads, ports, buildings, etc (Ramachandran, 2007). Read more »

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