Emerging Markets: Middle East

Roundup   By Gordon Platt   Dubai International Financial Center: Turmoil casts doubt over future The repercussions from the debt-standstill by investment company Dubai World will be felt for months, if not years, to come. Moody’s Investors Service on December ...

Emerging Markets: Middle East

Roundup   By Gordon Platt   Futuristic: Dubai’s new metro should ease traffic congestion Jordan and Iraq signed a free trade agreement in Baghdad on September 3 that will expand already fast-growing trade between the neighboring countries. Jordan’s prime minister ...

Features: Islamic Finance

REGIONAL REPORT: Gulf Cooperation Council Sukuk issuance is rebounding as investor confidence returns to the GCC region. By Gordon Platt The global financial crisis has accelerated what already was a growing interest in Islamic finance and has created new opportunities ...