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The global Islamic financial industry is expected to grow to US$2 trillion next year from US$1.3 trillion currently, propped up by growing demand from non-conservative countries, Malaysia's Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan said. He said the world'
Qatar has no plans to issue debt on international markets next year and will adjust as necessary its hitherto fixed offerings of local currency debt, the finance minister said yesterday. Asked if Qatar planned to issue debt on the international
Five years after Dubai mortgage provider Tamweel stopped lending amid the emirate's real estate crash, the company's Islamic bonds are beating peers as the property market rebounds...The benchmark gauge, which includes debt from the United Arab
The global demand for Islamic pension funds is currently between $160 billion and $190 billion, according to estimates by Ernst & Young's (E&Y) Global Islamic Banking Center. At present, most of these funds are parked under conventional sovereign
Business News Global sukuk issuance is likely to maintain its positive long-term growth trends, driven primarily by growing demand for Islamic banking assets and the increasing familiarity of both Islamic and conventional investors with these
Saudi Arabia is poised to post a budget surplus of SR266 billion in the current year (2013), and it will continue to have surplus budgets in the years to come so long as oil price remains above $100 per barrel, a financial expert has said. In an
Gulf International Bank (GIB) has won the award for Best Investment Bank in Bahrain in the investment banking category of the Global Banking & Finance Review Awards for 2013. GIB board member Abdulla Al-Zamil received the award on behalf of the bank
QInvest and QNB Capital to act as joint lead managers and bookrunners for a proposed $ Reg S benchmark sukuk offering. The offering is expected to be launched, subject to market conditions, following investor roadshows commencing tomorrow, covering
Fitch Ratings has assigned Ooredoo Tamweel Limited's (SPV) upcoming trust certificate programme (Sukuk) an A+(EXP)' expected rating. The rating is in line with Ooredoo's (A+/Stable) Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and senior unsecured rating.
Barwa Bank, Qatar's fastest growing Shariah-compliant banking service provider, has announced the appointment of Arsalaan Ahmed as its Head of Capital Financing. Ahmed will be focused on managing the growth of the bank's sukuk, syndicated finance,