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Opinion: UK sukuk team is right to tap up Turkey, but must share the knowledge

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The United Kingdom is right to lean on Turkey for advice in placing its inaugural sukuk issue. Turkey’s experience in tapping the Islamic market was hard won and is valuable to new sovereign issuers. But the UK should prepare to pay the favour forward even if keeping its own counsel might allow it to command tighter pricing by keeping sovereign sukuk supply scarce.

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