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Emerging Markets

Dubai roars with sukuk but market fears rise


Dubai issued a $750m 15 year sukuk this week in a drive-by sale that bankers hailed as a smartly executed, well oversubscribed deal that could tempt other issuers to sell long dated sukuk. But even as the deal drew a $2.3bn book and traded firmly in the aftermarket, some investors had misgivings, Dan Alderson writes. For them, the deal was a sign that Dubai’s strong bond rally is nearing its end.

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