Tag Archives: UAE

America for Sale

Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen Human Events | April 1, 2008 As the U.S. and Western markets plummet and the U.S. dollar continues its free fall, sovereign wealth funds (SWF) gobble up prime financial institutions, industries and real … Continue reading

Beware Fool’s Gold — and Shari’a Finance

By Alyssa A.Lappen FrontPageMagazine | Jan 21, 2008 The very expectations of glittering shari’a finance (Islamic banking) profits hypnotize financial institutions, securities exchanges, and banks–and there are few regulatory or monitoring protections against abuses. So why did United Arab Emirates … Continue reading

Shari’a finance

by Alyssa A. Lappen FrontPage Magazine | Nov. 14, 2007 In October, Abu Dhabi Prince Nahayan Mabarak al-Nahayan advertised his ultra-conservative sheikdom’s openness “in this age of globalization,” and having had world trade “from ancient times” by welcoming 100 world-class … Continue reading