12.02.2013 - HSBC says Gulf surge to drive 2013 Sukuk record: Islamic Finance
Global Islamic bond sales are set to surpass the 2012 record as Persian Gulf issuers take the lead to tap borrowing costs that tumbled in the past year, according to HSBC Holdings Plc, last yearís top sukuk underwriter. Sales in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council will surge to between $30 billion and $35 billion in 2013, Mohammed Dawood, Dubai-based managing director of debt capital markets at HSBC Amanah, said in an interview. Thatís up as much as 64 percent from last year. The government of Dubai kicked off sovereign sukuk sales last month with $750 million of 10-year Islamic notes after its borrowing costs dropped 40 percent...............................................Full Article: Source
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