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South Africa’s Sukuk: Pot of gold for the Rainbow Nation?

Posted on 14 December 2011

Sukuk may not be able to offer any sort of quick fix for Europe’s funding crisis, but South Africa’s decision last week to push ahead with a sovereign deal offers a much more encouraging vision for how the Islamic market could develop.
South Africa’s plans for a sovereign sukuk issue could make it the first country with a miniority Islamic population to tap the asset class. And it could be the start of a healthy trend, paving the way for countries with modest debt funding requirements and open-minded regulation to benefit from diversifying into a ready and willing alternative investor base………………………………………..Full Article: Source

 
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