Analysing the impact of changes in the interest rates as part of the job
October 25, 2015
Q: I was planning to apply for the Government Economic Service’s graduate scheme. Is it halal to work in such a profession in which I may be required to analyse, say, the impact of changes in the interest rates? The work is wide-ranging so it is not guaranteed that I would end up doing such a thing.
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A: Providing information regarding the impact of changes in the interest rate is not a prohibited act in itself. However the nature and the function of the role undertaken are not clear from the question, therefore we are unable to offer a general opinion.