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S&P says global crisis has boosted growth in the Sukuk market

Posted on 16 February 2012

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has published a report examining why sukuk issuance is gaining acceptance in markets beyond its established strongholds in Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region (see “Global Crisis Boosts Growth In A Lively But Fragmented Sukuk Market”).
In our view, European banks are reducing their overseas exposure as their capital requirements have increased and their domestic economies faltered. Governments in the Middle East and Asia have therefore turned instead to local investors to back their infrastructure projects. Banks in the Middle East and Asia that comply with Sharia law have also demonstrated a strong appetite for new assets that meet their requirements………………………………………..Full Article: Source

 
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