26.02.2013 - Dubai fund ICD in talks over first Islamic bond
Dubaiís flagship investment vehicle is in talks with banks to launch its first Islamic bond, three sources with knowledge of the matter said, tapping improved sentiment towards the emirate in a bid to diversify its funding sources. Although talks are at an early stage, Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), which controls some of Dubaiís top companies, expects to complete a deal this year, one of sources said. ICD is taking advantage of increased demand for Dubai debt, which has benefited from international investors seeking emerging market assets, but also improved sentiment driven by a recovery in the local economy and state-linked debt restructurings...............................................Full Article: Source
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