Islamic finance is always coming up with new innovations, and this week we look at some of the latest excitement in the industry with the recent Emirates Airline export credit agency-backed Sukuk. A groundbreaking transaction, the deal not only has resonance for aviation finance but for export deals and the wider Islamic debt capital markets across the world. Our cover story this week explores the impact of export finance innovation across the industry, speaking to key players and analyzing core features of the deal. The future looks bright indeed for this inclusive and encompassing financing trend.
Our IFN reports this week look at retail funds, Islamic pension funds and Toyota Capital’s Sukuk offering while our IFN Correspondents look at Oman, South Africa, Afghanistan and real estate. Our features cover Lebanon from BSA Advocates & Legal Consultants and Shariah governance from the Islamic Finance Council of Ireland, while our special reports look at the banking industry, commodity platforms and lending disclosures.
As always, we wish you a productive week and Ramadan Kareem during this summer rest period.