Saudi Arabia plans to follow its record-breaking debut on global debt markets with an Islamic bond issue in a sale that could come as early as February. Gulf states including Qatar, UAE, Oman and Bahrain have all turned to capital markets in the wake of falling oil prices. Source: FT
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