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Voices: Thoughts on Islamic finance

| Mar 7, 2008
Web extra: some thoughts about Islamic finance from members of our Public Insight Network.

Islamic mutual funds

| Mar 7, 2008
Sharia law restrictions on stock picking can make investing difficult for Muslims. Tess Vigeland talks to Monem Salam about special Islamic mutual funds that do the required research.
Posted In: Investing

The Out-of-Towners

Scott Jagow | Mar 7, 2008
Egypt is a prime tourist destination, but that doesn't mean things are always easy for visitors. Scott Jagow explains some of the difficulties he came across as an American in Cairo.

The dream of Dubai

Sean Cole | Mar 7, 2008
Dubai aims to be the biggest and the best in every way, but as Sean Cole reports, there's debate as to whether the reality of Dubai lives up to the dream.

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Mar 7, 2008
In this special Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about rearranging finances before a move overseas, Middle Eastern index funds and tax policy for income earned abroad.

Sharia student loans

Rico Gagliano | Mar 7, 2008
Avoiding interest has forced some Muslim student loan seekers to get pretty creative. Rico Gagliano learns about financing higher education under Sharia law.
Posted In: Education

The Falling Dollar

Chris Farrell | Mar 7, 2008
Question: The dollar continues to hit new lows almost every day. What is the retired investor to do to protect his/her portfolio from the effects...

Muslim mortgages

Tess Vigeland | Mar 7, 2008
How do you buy a house when your religion bars you from paying interest? Tess Vigeland visited the Zerroug family to learn how they structured the purchase of their Pasadena, Calif., home.
Posted In: Housing

Americans in Dubai

Sean Cole | Mar 7, 2008
Nearly 80 percent of the people who live in Dubai are ex-pats, including 20,000 American citizens. Sean Cole brings us a few of their stories.

Filipinos protest Chinese influence

Scott Tong | Mar 7, 2008
Many Filipinos have taken to the streets to protest President Gloria Arroyo's policies with China. They are alleging corruption in Chinese-funded infrastructure projects, including one for a large-scale rail line. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Investing