Islamic Finance
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Islamic finance is going mainstream, as Western countries start planning sovereign sukuk.   MIDDLE EAST 2014 SUPPLEMENT By Gordon Platt Islamic finance is going mainstream, with Western countries planning to issue their first sovereign sukuk. It sti...
The UK government is a little closer to its widely anticipated issue of a sovereign sukuk.   MILESTONES By Gilly Wright By awarding HSBC and Linklaters as external advisers, the UK government is a little closer to its widely anticipated issue of a s...
Capital levels are high, nonperforming loans low and declining, and liquidity remains strong.   SPECIAL REPORT By Andrew Cunningham Kuwaiti banks are in good health. Capital levels are high, nonperforming loans low and declining, and liquidity remai...
The United Kingdom looks set to become the first Western country to issue a sovereign sukuk.   MILESTONES By Justin Keay On October 29, a little piece of history was made when the UK finally announced it would become the first Western country to iss...
Islamic trade finance is attracting more interest—and a whole lot more players.   SPECIAL REPORT: ISLAMIC TRADE FINANCE By Anita Hawser Islamic trade finance is of increasing interest, but whether it will be successful depends on market forces. ...
A selection of winners from Global Finance’s awards program over the past year.   A selection of winners from Global Finance’s awards program over the past year. World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers 2013 World’s Best Derivatives...
The six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE—have a common need to adjust to a changing global oil market as a result of the surge in US oil production. They will need to be less profligate in their spendi...
As the infrastructure boom continues, it may be time for GCC countries to reevaluate how they select and fund new projects.   REGIONAL SUPERSECTION — SEEKING A NEW MODEL By Anita Hawser As the infrastructure boom continues, it may be time for GCC ...
Does the Gulf Cooperation Council need yet another international financial center? Oil-rich Abu Dhabi thinks it does.   REGIONAL SUPERSECTION — STEPPING UP THE COMPETITION By Gordon Platt Does the Gulf Cooperation Council need yet another internation...
STEALING THE SHOW By Gordon Platt   Middle East banks say they are catching up to the global transaction banks, and in some cases winning greater market share by delivering solutions that meet the specific needs of companies doing business across the region....
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