Islamic Bond Issuance : What Sovereign Debt Managers Need to Know

Author/Editor:

Amadou N Sy ; Peter J Kunzel ; Paul S. Mills ; Andreas Jobst

Publication Date:

July 1, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Recent years have witnessed a surge in the issuance of Islamic capital market securities (sukuk) by corporates and public sector entities amid growing demand for alternative investments. As the sukuk market continues to develop, new challenges and opportunities for sovereign debt managers and capital market development arise. This paper reviews the key developments in the sukuk market and informs the debate about challenges and opportunities going forward.

Series:

Policy Discussion Paper No. 08/3

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 1, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451946024/1934-7456

Stock No:

PPIEA2008003

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

22

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