IFN RSS feeds twitter
 
Subscriber Login
User ID:
Password:
Not a subscriber? Request for free trial
 
IFN Search

 
IFN Company Directory

 
Build your own
IFN Research Report
 
 
Latest Supplement
Supplements
 
 
Currency Converter
 
Books
 
Upcoming Training
 
Upcoming Conferences
 
Partners
 
Supplements  

The December IFN Supplement will focus on the Middle East Islamic markets and issuer and investor activity across all jurisdictions in the region.

All eyes are increasingly focused on the Middle East markets, with jurisdictions such as the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain ramping up their Islamic finance activity to cater to growing market demand. Investors are also becoming increasingly comfortable with doing business in the region with the opening up of the markets, steady GDP growth and import-export activity, high liquidity levels, the region’s growing relations with Asia and its status as an emerging market with extensive untapped potential.

Being a natural hub for Islamic finance due to its population demographic, and also a hotspot for international talent, the Middle East markets is becoming increasingly dynamic in terms of issuer and investor activity, and have come leaps and bounds from the 2008 defaults; an acid test which it successfully emerged from. With increased transparency, tighter regulations, the provision of sound infrastructure and an overall healthier business outlook, the Middle East Islamic finance markets are set to thrive.

In this issue of Islamic Finance news Supplements, we take an in-depth look at the Middle East and how current shifts in its political and socioeconomic landscape has affected the markets as well as the opportunities that have emerged from the rubble. We gain expert opinion on the best investment moves in the Middle East, market demand and product development via roundtables, interviews and features.

The cover story will focus on the dynamic structure of dual-tranche bonds and its increasing demand in the region, as well as its relevance to today’s market environment. Other in-house authored features will cover cross-border and trade finance, liquidity management instruments catered to the GCC markets, investors’ preferred asset classes as well as the Arab Spring and how governments intend to utilize Islamic finance instruments such as Sukuk to rebuild and finance much-needed infrastructure development.

.

View interactive book

View PDF Edition

 
CONTENTS
 
 
Latest Issue
Wednesday 25th March 2015
Volume 12 Issue 12
   
Cover Story
IFN Rapid
News Briefs
Asset Management
Takaful
Ratings
Moves
IFN Reports
  Qatar insurance sector the fastest-growing in the GCC, Takaful included
  Islamic finance gains more traction in Europe
  Sovereign Sukuk: Fulfilling their promises, countries take action
  Appetite for Malaysian government Sukuk strong ahead of Barclays’ index inclusion
  Current Sukuk opportunities are unattractive to Islamic insurers, says AM Best
  Malaysia (potentially) downgraded — Sukuk market affected?
  High cost holding back Islamic microfinance industry in Indonesia
  IFN Global Trendswatch
  IFN Weekly Poll: Are we about to see a wave of social impact Sukuk issuances?
IFN Country Correspondents
  Indonesian retail Sukuk 2015: Exceeding the target
  Afghanistan: Islamic finance steadily gaining inroads
IFN Sector Correspondents
  An impressive growth of Al Meezan Mutual Fund
  Islamic syndications remain sluggish
IFN Country Analysis
  Tunisia: Slow and steady
IFN Sector Analysis
  Sukuk: The icon
Features
The UAE’s progression as a global hub for the Islamic economy
Sukuk: An alternative method for raising capital
Takaful and re-Takaful: Mainstays of Islamic insurance
Case Study
Sharjah Islamic Bank’s Sukuk: The first senior unsecured paper since October 2013

Go top