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


  • Juan Solé


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 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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  • Juan Solé, 2008. "Prospects and challenges for developing corporatesukuk and bond markets© International Monetary Fund.: Lessons from a Kuwait case study," International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 1(1), pages 20-30, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:imefpp:v:1:y:2008:i:1:p:20-30

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