Muhammad Riaz

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Basel III deposit challenge looms over Islamic banks

(Reuters) - As banks around the world gear up to meet tough Basel III regulatory standards, Islamic lenders face a source of uncertainty that could prove expensive for them: how regulators will treat their deposits.<p>A general view shows the tower of the headquarters of the Bank for International …

Top 10 TV shows from 2015

It's not a matter of too much TV. It's a matter of where to start.<p>At the end of 2015, an excellent year in television, it is instructive to look back. Way back.<p>Imagine this – a decade ago the buzz in American TV was about <i>The Apprentice</i>, as Donald Trump swaggered onto NBC's schedule and, it seemed, …

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Retire Here, Not There: North Carolina

Back in 1895, the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, a comfortable climate and relatively low land prices inspired the Vanderbilts to buy up 125,000 …

Bullish signals, generous dividend make this mortgage lender a buy

<i>Greetings Lou,</i><p><i>I would much appreciate getting your analysis on First National Financial.</i><p><i>Many thanks and regards,</i><p><i>Robert</i><p>Hey Robert,<p>Thanks for the assignment! First National Financial Corporation (FN) is Canada's largest non-bank lender. They focus on originating and underwriting residential and …

Seven tips for small businesses on Facebook

As a nation, we are incredibly plugged in, especially when it comes to social media. In fact, Canada was one of the first countries to adopt Facebook, and now we're leading the pack when it comes to mobile use of the platform too, according to recently released numbers by Facebook Canada.<p>Here are a …

The evolution of the chief financial officer

Their bosses get all the attention, and if the books don't add up, they get the blame, yet most chief financial officers are content with their careers, says a new study of Canadians in the No. 2 corporate job.<p>The DNA of a CFO report, from recruiting firm Hays Specialist Recruitment Canada, says 95 …

Banks try new tricks to poach customers

Ever since he was a little boy, James King has been faithful to his bank.<p>He set up his first bank account, with his father, at a Canada Trust branch in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., where he grew up. Now 32, and a web developer living in Ottawa, Mr. King still relies on the same institutional piggy bank …

Alcatel focused on revamp, CEO says of Nokia tie-up talk

PARIS (Reuters) - Alcatel Lucent is focused on its cost saving and repositioning plan and not on industry consolidation, its chief executive said in a newspaper interview after rumors this week of a tie-up with Finland’s Nokia.<p>The logo of the telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent is seen on the …

Death and taxes: Filing a person’s final return is harder than you think | The Star

• <b>Clearance certificate</b>. It’s a good idea to obtain a clearance certificate from the CRA, confirming that no further tax is due, before distributing …

Missed the big rally in Methanex shares? Have another look

If you were waiting for a big pullback to buy into Methanex Corp., one of the best growth stories on the TSX, now's the time.<p>After its share price doubled last year – then added almost 30 per cent more to start 2014 – the chemical company's stock has dropped by 17 per cent in the past two …