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What happens if you don’t repay loan or credit card dues in UAE? - in Doha

What happens if you don’t repay loan or credit card dues in UAE? When you avail a personal loan or apply for a credit card in the UAE, the concerned bank will make you sign a blank cheque towards secu...

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12 reasons why Islamic banking and finance are booming globally - in Doha

12 reasons why Islamic banking and finance are booming globally 1. The global Muslim population has been growing very fast and has long been underserved in terms of Shariah finance. As such, more and...

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How the current Dubai realty boom differs from that of 2003-08 - in Doha

How the current Dubai realty boom differs from that of 2003-08 Dubai witnessed a major boom in its real estate sector between 2003 and 2008. After 4-5 years of unprecedented price increases, the realt...

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Why you should not delay buying a residential unit in Dubai? - in Doha

Why you should not delay buying a residential unit in Dubai? Many of the expatriates who have been living in the UAE for the last so many years are likely to have invested in residential properties ba...

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How are sukuk different from conventional bonds? - in Doha

How are sukuk different from conventional bonds? (1) Sukuk (plural of Arabic word sakk meaning certificate) are Islamic bonds, which are asset-based securities. Those who purchase sukuk are rewarded w...

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Why bank lending to SMEs is very low in the UAE? - in Doha

Why bank lending to SMEs is very low in the UAE? A survey of more than 700 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) conducted in the UAE has shown that 83% of them have no access to bank loans. Similarly,...

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Is it okay for an expatriate who is unfamiliar with the Sharia Law to avail a loan from an Islamic bank? - in Doha

Is it okay for an expatriate who is unfamiliar with the Sharia Law to avail a loan from an Islamic bank? When someone is planning to avail a loan from a bank to buy an asset, the points he should inva...

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What are the alternative sources of funding for SMEs that find it tough to get bank loans in UAE? - in Doha

What are the alternative sources of funding for SMEs that find it tough to get bank loans in UAE? In our last article, we explained why bank lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is very low...

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Why inclusion of personal finance management in UAE’s public school curriculum is a step in the right direction? - in Doha

Why inclusion of personal finance management in UAE’s public school curriculum is a step in the right direction? The UAE Ministry of Education has recently taken a decision to embed financial literacy...

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