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Sukuk issuance will steady after five years of strong growth

Sukuk issuance will be flat or slightly lower this year, as higher oil prices have reduce sovereign funding needs in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries1. We expect total gross short- and long-term sukuk issuance in 2021 to reach between $190 billion and $200 billion after a record $205 billion in 2020. Nevertheless, the year started strongly with some $102 billion in sukuk issued in the six months to June 2021, up from $99 billion in the same period of 2020.....

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