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GCC Credit: Key Factors Driving Risk Amidst Tightening EM Liquidity

Recent US liquidity tightening is triggering Emerging Market (‘EM’) fund outflows and broader spread widening. This will accelerate the further investor discrimination between GCC credits.
Oil prices remain the key systemic factor driving credit risk but idiosyncratic structural, FX, reform and political factors will become more prominent for investors in assessing the sovereign credit risk that anchors each market given public sector dominance of the economy.
This article provides an overview of risk drivers we feel will impact GCC credit going forward and is an extract of the full paper.

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Islamic Finance and Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development / 8-9 May 2017

Organiser: World Bank Group

Securities Commission Malaysia, Malaysia – click here for details

Given the potential of Islamic finance to support infrastructure development in emerging and developing countries, the Conference will focus on how to best deploy Islamic project finance in PPP delivery frameworks and identify the relevant policy, legal, regulatory and institutional interventions necessary to successfully attract and expand Islamic financing for infrastructure development.


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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia – click here for details

Going into its 12th year, IFN Asia Forum will bring together industry experts and investors from across the world to convene at REDmoney Group’s flagship event that focuses on the world’s largest and most active Islamic financial market. The two-day event will be a platform for industry professionals to discuss the latest issues surrounding the development of Islamic finance in the Asian region.