Why? Forum

Commentary from Fitch on why we think what we think.

Peter Jones

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” — Chinese Proverb

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Growing Risks to Central Bank Independence

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Why the Sports Free Agency Arms Race is Just Beginning

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Why Regulations, Awareness and Crossover Can Boost Takaful Growth

Takaful (Islamic insurance) is one of the pillars of Islamic finance markets, but its growth requires further impetus. Takaful accounted…


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