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Islamic banking lends advantage to financial institutions

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Switching from conventional 'Western' financial practices to Islamic banking gives distinct advantages to banks, with the change improving the liquidity and value of stocks.
Date:
15/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Divided Britain: research reveals growing gulf between those financially included and excluded

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The gulf between the 'haves' and 'have-nots' in British society is widening. On one side, more people are having to exist without bank accounts, resorting to food banks and being evicted from their homes. On the other, more people are benefitting from workplace pensions, paying low interest rates on their mortgages and increasing their savings.
Date:
13/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Study finds that the majority of older people are admitted to hospital appropriately, challenging current perceptions

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that the majority of over 65s admitted to hospital felt that it was the right choice for their health, while all GPs and hospital doctors who took part in the study said they felt there had been no inappropriate admissions.
Date:
08/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham and five partner universities win ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership

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The Midlands Graduate School, a partnership between Birmingham, Warwick, Nottingham, Aston, Leicester and Loughborough universities, has been awarded a Doctoral Training Partnership, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has announced.
Date:
15/08/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Volunteering later in life can enhance mental health and wellbeing

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Becoming a volunteer later on in life can result in good mental health and wellbeing, according to researchers from the University of Birmingham and the University of Southampton.
Date:
09/08/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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