Muslims are good for Britain

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Muslims 'are good for Britain,' says Tony Blair's sister-in-law Lauren Booth By Mail On Sunday Reporter Last updated at 3:49 PM on 13th February 2011Add to My Stories The sister-in-law of former Prime Minister Tony Blair said yesterday that a rise in the number of Muslims would be ‘good’ for Britain.Lauren Booth, who converted to Islam last year, told the University of Essex’s annual Islamic Conference in Colchester that since becoming a Muslim she was a ‘better worker’ and a ‘better mother’ to her two daughters. Lauren Booth, who converted to Islam last year, says that since becoming a Muslim she is a 'better worker' and a 'better mother' to her two daughters Ms Booth was asked how her sister Cherie Blair and the former Prime Minister had reacted to…
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Islamic Finance Institutions Poised for Record Yearly Gain

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Persian Gulf Banks' Debt Is Poised for Record Yearly GainBy Haris Anwar -Islamic bonds issued by financial services companies in the Persian Gulf are heading for their best year on record on prospects of debt restructuring and demand for higher-yielding assets in emerging markets.Shariah-compliant debt from financial institutions in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council returned 15.7 percent so far in 2010, HSBC/NASDAQ Dubai GCC Financial Services US Dollar Sukuk Index shows, the most since HSBC started tracking their performance in July 2005. DIFC Investments LLC’s floating-rate note maturing in June 2012 gained 29 percent in price terms to 82.8 cents on the dollar, according to Bloomberg data. The 3.172 percent sukuk due September 2014 sold by Islamic Development Bank, a Jeddah-based multilateral lender, returned 9.9 percent, prices provided by Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc show.State-owned…
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