Emerging Markets Roundup: Middle East

DUBAI SEEKS ROLE AS CAPITAL OF ISLAMIC ECONOMY

By Gordon Platt


Dubai plans to become the capital of the Islamic economy by setting global standards.

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In addition to promoting Islamic finance and insurance, the emirate wants to arbitrate Islamic contracts ...

Global Salon: Karen Elliott House

CONFLUENCE OF RISK

By Vanessa Drucker

In this month’s Salon, Global Finance sat down with Karen Elliott House, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones & Co vet and author of On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past ...

Islamic Finance Goes Global

COMING OF AGE

By Anit a Hawser

Islamic finance is starting to spread within the countries of North Africa with high Muslim concentrations.

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Any discussion of Islamic finance usually includes Islamic financial hubs such as Malaysia or the Gulf Cooperation ...

Africa: Oil & Gas

DIFFFICULT CHOICES

By Antonio Guerrero

African oil producers stand to benefit from continued sanctions on Iranian oil exports. But their path is not without challenges.

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As the US and EU tighten the screws on Iran, imposing sanctions on Iranian oil ...

Emerging Markets Roundup: Middle East

GULF BONDS PROVIDE SHELTER FOR INVESTORS FROM CRISIS


By Gordon Platt

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are enjoying enormous demand for their debt from global investors.


Sukuk, or Islamic bonds, are particularly popular, in part because of their relative ...