UAE: Dubai Financial Services

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With sukuk (Islamic bonds) listings reaching $51.2bn worldwide, what steps are being taken to diversify sharia-compliant products?

 

Despite the ubiquity of futures trading on advanced markets around the globe, they remain a relatively new concept in the Gulf. Futures represent an essential risk-management tool for fund managers, and their arrival to the region has long been anticipated by stakeholders. In this regard, Dubai has established itself as a regional pioneer,...

 

Dubai’s status as a financial centre rests to a large extent on its advanced capital markets. The city’s various trading floors have played a regionally important role as pioneers of new instruments and market processes, and succeeded in attracting investment from both home and abroad. Competition for scarce liquidity in the Gulf has, however...

 

Home to nearly one-third of the GCC’s banking assets, the UAE’s banking industry is the biggest in the region. Dubai is one of the nation’s two financial centres, and through its vibrant onshore and offshore markets, the emirate has established itself as an integral component of the global financial services sphere. Despite the adverse effects...

 

To what extent is further consolidation of the banking system expected in the coming years?

 

In the three decades before the 2007-08 global financial crisis, the world’s financial networks became increasingly interconnected. Financial system regulatory convergence and the growing penetration of World Trade Organisation rules, as well as the creation of currency unions such as the euro, resulted in a surge in cross-border capital flows...

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