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Prospects and challenges for developing corporate sukuk and bond markets© International Monetary Fund.: Lessons from a Kuwait case study

Juan Solé (International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC, USA)

International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management

ISSN: 1753-8394

Article publication date: 4 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to present a case study on how to develop financial markets in one of the emerging economies of the MENA region – Kuwait.

Design/methodology/approach

The analysis proceeds in two steps: first, the need for developing and deepening these markets is established; second, the impediments curtailing market development are identified and discussed.

Findings

It is argued that Kuwait currently faces a valuable window of opportunity to build up further its sukuk and bond markets. The paper also assesses the prospects for the emergence of a regional financial market across GCC countries.

Originality/value

Besides the direct policy recommendations provided for Kuwait, given the similarities with other emerging economies, the lessons learned from this study may be relevant to other countries in the MENA region.

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Citation

Solé, J. (2008), "Prospects and challenges for developing corporate sukuk and bond markets© International Monetary Fund.: Lessons from a Kuwait case study", International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 20-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/17538390810864232

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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