Marketplace Money for March 8-9, 2008

Episode Description 
Marketplace Money for March 8-9, 2008

Voices: Thoughts on Islamic finance

Web extra: some thoughts about Islamic finance from members of our Public Insight Network.

Islamic mutual funds

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

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

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

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

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

Muslim mortgages

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

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.

Middle East meets Middle America

Middle Eastern governments are pouring money into the U.S. -- from Citibank to Church's Chicken. Tess Vigeland asks Islamic finance expert Mahmoud El-Gamal about the future of this relationship.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

Music from this show

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Belly Dance From Lebanon
La Bodega Lounge
The Belly and The Beat
Arabian 2000 & 1 Nights Vol. 2
Izzay Terafni
Next to Nothing
North African Groove

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