FAST FINANCE We thank everyone who attended the Global Ethical Finance Forum (GEFF) in Edinburgh, Scotland last week. One of the audience polls taken during a session at GEFF found that 82% of delegates believed that it was always important for investors to incorporate their morals and values in the financial ...
September 7, 2015Blake Goud
FAST FINANCE As Brent crude falls below the $50/bbl, pressure rises on many oil exporters to finance rising budget deficits to preserve their investments saved up during years with higher prices. Saudi Arabia, in particular, is likely to be active in bond issuance and its SR 15bn ($4bn) issuance in ...
August 10, 2015Blake Goud
The shift in sukuk markets in 2015 to date compared to last year is not a cause for alarm, despite the huge amount of attention that it has garnered. The drop, it is true, has been notable particularly in Malaysia which is the largest source of issuance (about two-thirds of ...
June 23, 2015Blake Goud
There has been a split in research on whether the fall in oil prices will have a positive or negative impact on sukuk issuance. Will issuance by the sovereign boost issuance more than private sector issuance would fall due to lower liquidity? The oil price drop has been difficult for ...
May 13, 2015Blake Goud