Islamic Finance
Islamic Finance is an important part of global capital markets in view of the rising demand in the Middle East and Asia.  The sector seeks to encourage investment and financing that conforms with the ethical and moral principles of the Islamic faith.
  • SUMMARY
  • REPORTS

  • SECTOR COMMENT
    23 Sep 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    A new partnership to build the next generation of financial market infrastructure for Islamic capital markets based on blockchain aims to make sukuk more easily accessible and manageable.

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    30 Sep 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    Islamic banking in Bangladesh has ample growth potential, underpinned by a robust domestic economy and an expanding population with a large pool of untapped customers. However, a lack of comprehensive legal and regulatory infrastructure, coupled with deteriorating asset quality, will limit the sector's expansion.

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    17 Sep 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    The asset management industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries is set to grow steadily over the next decade, helped by the region's increased diversification away from oil.

    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    26 Aug 2019|Moody's Investors Service
    We expect total sukuk issuance of around $130 billion in 2019, at the top end of the $120-$130 billion range we projected at the beginning of the year, and up from $123 billion in 2018.

    KEY CONTACTS
    Nitish Bhojnagarwala
    Senior Credit Officer, Financial Institutions
    Nitish.Bhojnagarwala@moodys.com
    Henry MacNevin
    Associate Managing Director, Financial Institutions
    Henry.MacNevin@moodys.com
    Faisal Hijazi
    Commercial Group
    Faisal.Hijazi@moodys.com
    Scott Phillips
    Regional Management
    Scott.Phillips@moodys.com