Bank issuance: Starting 2019 with a bang

Financial institutions have shown the way for 2019 with a rush of issuances as banks scramble to sort out their capital requirements for the coming year. While they may not be your typical corporate, bank issuance can offer a valuable yardstick in

Increasing oil prices: Good or bad?

Love it or hate it, the price of oil is important – not only is it central to global trade and consequently global prosperity, but for many Muslim-majority jurisdictions in the Middle East and Asia, oil is the lifeblood of their economy

Dana Gas: An unexpected journey

Last month saw an unexpected twist in the high-profile Dana Gas case. After well over a year of acrimonious spats between the company and its creditors, an agreement has finally been reached with the majority of its Sukukholders to restructure its US$700

Eco incentive: Could green bonds be for you?

It’s been hard to miss the eco-friendly trend pervading the capital markets recently – and the Islamic space has taken up the green theme with particular alacrity, promoting with enthusiasm the potential crossover between the two disciplines and encouraging social and environmental

2017: An exceptional year for corporate Sukuk

This year has seen the Islamic debt capital market grow from strength to strength, as the continued economic and geopolitical pressures push issuers towards alternative capital sources and mammoth sovereign issuances drive the development of brand new yield curves in a range

Sukuk: The time is right

Now could be the easiest it has ever been to access the Islamic capital market for capital raising purposes – and for corporates unfamiliar with the sector, the path to market is both simple and straightforward. This week, we offer our readers

Islamic healthcare financing: A diverse range of deals

Islamic financing can apply across any sector, but some industries are peculiarly suited to Shariah compliant structures. Healthcare is an ideal example: with large physical assets, long-term tenors, operational leases, real estate opportunities — and of course, the added bonus of ethical