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Want of next generation of mobile broadband

Want of next generation of mobile broadband

5G’s proliferation is unprecedented, leading to the amalgamation of ground-breaking technologies of this decade such as AI and edge computing. The inherent synergies of these technologies are not only pushing the performance of 5G for mission-critical services but also scaling …

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Islamic Finance: a code of life

Islamic finance: a code of life

Islam is more than a religion. It is also a code of life that deals with social, economic, and political matters. Every Muslim is expected to live according to the Islamic code, or Shariah. Each issue addressed under Shariah is …

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Herd immunity: the myths & realities

Herd immunity: the myths & realities

For last few weeks, the concept of herd immunity is making headlines in the international media with reference to COVID-19. Herd immunity is an epidemiological term usually reserved to describe how the population as a whole is protected from a …

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Poverty alleviation and micro finance payback

Poverty alleviation and micro finance payback

Introduction Microfinance services have emerged as an effective tool for financing micro-entrepreneurs to alleviate poverty. It is a tool to enable poor to start their own business to survive in the society. It refers to savings, insurance, loans, transfer services, …

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COVID-19 spread deepening economic fear

COVID-19 spread deepening economic fear

The governments and central banks world over readied more emergency measures to tackle the economic impact after spreading coronavirus on Friday, helping financial markets pare some of their steep losses, while more major events were canceled or postponed. US president even declared …

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Growth and prospects of Islamic Banking in Pakistan

Growth and prospects of Islamic Banking in Pakistan

The Islamic banking and finance system offers more ethical and efficient alternative to the interest-based conventional financial system. Islamic banking and finance institutions emerged in the Middle Eastern financial markets in early 1970s, based on models developed by Islamic economists …

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