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Latest Market Insights

Pakistan to issue domestic sukuk

Pakistan has issued sukuk rather successfully in recent years. The country’s Islamic banking sector is thriving, albeit at the expense of its conventional banking industry.

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Venezuela debt default looking increasingly likely

Venezuela is facing an economic crisis. Although President Maduro is prioritising debt repayments among other political and economic issues, the country is fast running out of funds needed to save itself as it edges closer to default.

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Mexico’s FEFA prices bond

Local bond issuances are seeing a revival in Mexico, one of the strongest emerging markets. But ultimately, currency volatility could determine the popularity of these bonds.

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KFH Turkey issues sukuk

Kuwait Finance House Turkey has issued sukuk for the further development of its enterprises in the country. The issuance is a welcome move as the country continues to experience a lack of DCM activity.

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QIB looking to increase sukuk programme

The stability that sukuk offer, a desirable characteristic in today’s emerging markets more than ever, is part of the reason why Qatar Islamic Bank is looking to increase the amount it can issue. Although this move is likely to be welcomed, opinions could easily change if the bank decides to actually push ahead with an issuance.

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Qatar’s Ooredoo to issue debt

Qatar’s telecommunications giant is looking to raise capital through debt issuances. This could prove problematic amid domestic economic prudence resulting from the commodity slump and concerns from abroad over the stability of the Middle East region.

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Mohebi Logistics issues sukuk

The Dubai government is constructing a new city, Dubai South. One company expanding in this area has followed the tradition of issuing a sukuk, albeit a rare type, to fund development.

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Zambia issues yet more treasury bills

Zambia has steep budget deficits to cover resulting from low copper prices. It has financed these locally and externally, increasing borrowing costs for the country. It is still issuing debt, but falling popularity amongst investors despite high yields has reduced the size of issuances recently.

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Does India differ from other emerging markets?

As China slows, India is emerging as the world’s fastest growing large economy. The country has the potential to attract large amounts of foreign investment, but although it is not hit by factors that affect other emerging markets directly, the country’s fiscal policies remain in line with the general trend across EMs as they struggle to revive their respective economies.

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Argentina makes further progress with holdout creditors

Argentina is slowly making its return to the international capital markets. The recently proposed deal has won over some of the country’s holdout creditors, although others remain as yet unconvinced. Despite requiring a unanimous vote, Argentina’s return could also be hampered by the country’s own congress.

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Forthcoming Events

Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes

23 - 24 Feb 2016

JW Marriot, Bogotá

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa

14 - 15 Mar 2016

The Westin, Cape Town

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Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Brazil

12 - 13 Apr 2016

Tivoli, São Paulo

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East

19 - 20 Apr 2016

Grand Hyatt Dubai

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Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Chile

10 May 2016

The W Hotel, Santiago

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Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Mexico

22 Sep 2016

Four Seasons, Mexico City

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META Projects

25 - 26 Oct 2016

Le Meridien Hotel & Conference Centre

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey

16 - 17 Nov 2016

Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

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Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes

The leading debt event for the Andean region

23rd & 24th February 2016, JW Marriott, Bogotá