Finance is the Biggest Sector Once Again – Real Time Insight

but I digress.) Mr. Mian also points out in his article that the Finance sector has reclaimed its leadership role in the S&P 500, as it now contributes a higher percentage of earnings than any other sector for the first time since the financial crisis. Finance is expected to account for 19.2% of total S&P 500 earnings in 2013 compared to Technology’s 18%. So does the lack of earnings growth outside of Finance concern you?

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“I don’t think there is going to be a rush for NBFC applications. RBI’s attitude towards the sharia-compliance concept is yet to be tested,” said Shariq Nisar, director of research and operations at Mumbai-based Taqwaa Advisory and Shariah Investment Solutions. Running a sharia-compliant financial institution under Indian regulations is still difficult and other firms are likely to stay on the sidelines pending the success of existing schemes before deciding to join in, he added. Islamic equity and venture capital products have attracted little demand in India and NBFCs could face the same fate, said Nisar. “NBFC business overall has been declining over the years.” The RBI issued guidelines for NBFCs in June, cracking down on debt issuance by an industry that relies heavily on capital markets to fund its business but has faced less regulatory oversight than banks.

RBI allows non-bank Islamic finance firm

But some companies, especially in Kerala which has a large Muslim population and an overseas diaspora of workers who remit money back from the Gulf, are nevertheless trying to develop Islamic financial products outside the banking sector. Cheraman Financial Services, based in Kerala’s city of Kochi, plans to offer leasing and equity-finance products under Islamic principles. It said it had obtained approval to operate from the Reserve Bank of India and would follow the Islamic ban on interest; it will not take deposits from customers. “We propose to roll out the products by the end of August,” a spokesman for Cheraman, formerly known as Al Barakah Financial Services, told Reuters.

India central bank allows non-bank Islamic finance firm

Converting the Sand Hill Finance note to equity is a major achievement for IceWEB, and has significantly strengthened our balance sheet and improved our cash flow position. Sand Hill Finance has been a great partner to us over the years, and their conversion of the debt at an above-market price is a reflection of their confidence in the direction of the Company, said Mark Lucky, Chief Financial Officer of IceWEB, Inc. “We are confident in IceWEB’s management team and believe in their vision for the company’s future,” said Sand Hill Finances President, Mark Cameron. “We believe now is the opportune time to convert our debt to equity, fully aligning our interests with the company and its shareholders.” For more information please call 800-465-4637 or visit http://www.iceweb.com . To become part of the Companys e-mail list for industry updates and press releases, please send an e-mail to ir@iceweb.com .

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Im proud to lead AT&Ts finance group and be part of our great management team, said John Stephens , AT&T senior executive vice president and CFO. Together were committed to driving value for our shareholders, including by managing AT&Ts working capital as it if were our own money. About AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T ) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world . Its subsidiaries and affiliates AT&T operating companies are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally.

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