Next
Event

29th October 2018

GBSA Gulf Debt Capital Market Summit

at The Address Boulevard, Dubai

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Latest New
Member

7th August 2018

GBSA is pleased to announce the new membership of

Arqaam Capital

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Latest
Insight

8th August 2018

Latest Insight:

Who is Afraid of Higher Interest Rates?

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The Gulf Bond
and Sukuk Association

The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association (GBSA) is the non-profit member organisation that speaks with a single harmonized voice for the region’s rapidly evolving debt capital market.

Since 2010 GBSA has harnessed the energy of its members to promote the liquid, deep and wide fixed income markets needed to support economic growth and transformation in the Gulf region.

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Membership

GBSA’s member firms are the leaders of the Gulf Debt Capital Market.

Our members enjoy the benefits of membership while distinguishing themselves by demonstrating commitment to the region and its markets.

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 Events

ACT Middle East Treasury Summit 2018

Public Event

16 October, 2018

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

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GBSA Gulf Debt Capital Market Summit

Public Event

29 October, 2018 - 8:15

The Address Boulevard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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GBSA Insights

Who is Afraid of Higher Interest Rates?

The common market sentiment prevailing these days is that we are moving from a period of ultra-low interest rates towards higher rates – which many would refer to as a process of normalisation.

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Market Analysis: Tightening US Dollar Liquidity in Emerging Markets is Driving More Risk Differentiation in the GCC

As a response to the global financial crisis, the key central banks of the world pumped in over 14 trillion dollars of quantitative easing (‘QE’) to support the financial system and markets.

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Market Updates

RSS Market – GBSA

  • Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank hires banks for $750mln sukuk 09/08/2018
    DUBAI - Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) , the largest sharia-compliant lender in Abu Dhabi, has hired international banks to arrange the sale of $750 million in Islamic bonds, three sources familiar with the matter said. The post Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank hires banks for $750mln sukuk appeared first on GBSA.
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  • Who is afraid of higher interest rates? 09/08/2018
    The common market sentiment prevailing these days is that we are moving from a period of ultra-low interest rates towards higher rates – which many would refer to as a process of normalisation. The post Who is afraid of higher interest rates? appeared first on GBSA.
    GBSA Insights
  • Dubai Is Billed as a Western-Style Financial Haven, but Investors Are Wary 02/08/2018
    Investors are questioning whether Dubai’s young financial center can police itself The post Dubai Is Billed as a Western-Style Financial Haven, but Investors Are Wary appeared first on GBSA.
    Michael Grifferty
  • Saudi Arabia’s Sabic mandates banks for international bond issue – sources 30/07/2018
    LONDON, July 25 (IFR) – Saudi Arabian conglomerate Sabic has hired banks for an international bond offering, according to sources. The timing and nature of the trade remain to be... The post Saudi Arabia’s Sabic mandates banks for international bond issue – sources appeared first on GBSA.
    cgadmin
  • Borrowers should ditch beach for Bond market, Credit Suisse says 30/07/2018
    The post Borrowers should ditch beach for Bond market, Credit Suisse says appeared first on GBSA.
    cgadmin
  • Saudi launches primary dealer scheme with 3.5 bln riyal sukuk issue 30/07/2018
    Dubai, July 26 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has begun selling local currency government bonds through a new “primary dealer” scheme designed to increase demand for the debt and widen the range of investors holding it, the Ministry of Finance said. The ministry’s Debt Management Office issued 3.5 The post Saudi launches primary dealer scheme with […]
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 GBSA Resources

Market
Data

GBSA makes available data on significant cross border and local issuances from the GCC region. More complete information is available to our members.

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Monetary Authorities and Securities Market Regulators

Central banks and securities market authorities ensure the soundness and functioning of financial systems and the development of the GCC capital market.

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Fiscal
Authorities

GCC governments support development of the region’s capital market by issuing bonds and sukuk both cross border and domestically.

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Corporate Bond/
Sukuk Regulations

GBSA highlights significant laws, regulations and rules relevant to offering and listing fixed income instruments.

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