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Tuesday 10-01-2017


 10/01/2017

The National

Sukuk issuance growth in the Arabian Gulf is likely to remain subdued this year even as ¬countries in the region need to raise more debt to plug budget deficits. That is mainly because of the complexity of selling Sharia-compliant bonds, according to the latest research from S&P Global Ratings.

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Arabian Business

Last year was a relatively tough year for real estate players across the UAE, as the market adjusted to lower levels of economic growth. This ‘new normal’ is a reflection of oil prices well below their peaks of 2014 and 2015. While the average oil price declined dramatically during 2015, the decline was much more modest in 2016 and it is important to recognise that oil prices have actually increased significantly over the year.

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Arabian Business

The governments from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are likely to lead the debt issuance market in 2017, favouring conventional bonds over sukuk (Islamic bonds), it has been reported.

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The National

UAE shares finished in positive territory once again yesterday on the prospect of improved economic conditions in the new year. Saudi shares meanwhile fell on reports of further government cost-saving measures. The Dubai Financial Market General Index drifted lower in morning trade, before recovering to finish up 0.8 per cent at 3,721.28, its seventh straight session of gains.

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