Focus on debt capital market opportunities and challenges

Business Sunday 19/May/2019 21:09 PM
By: Times News Service
Focus on debt capital market opportunities and challenges

Muscat: New opportunities and challenges in the debt capital market were highlighted at a conference organised by BankDhofar and Maisarah Islamic Banking in partnership with The Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association (GBSA).
The third Debt Capital Markets Conference was part of GBSA’s ongoing efforts to promote and enhance the Gulf region’s capital markets.
The invitation-only conference was attended by industry leaders, senior government officials, experts from Oman, GCC and international regions.
The conference highlighted new opportunities and challenges in the debt capital market and was set against a backdrop of strong bond and sukuk activity from the region along with an uncertain global interest rate environment and regional geo-political challenges.
SohailNiazi – Chief Executive at Maisarah Islamic Banking, said: “We are glad to take part in this important conference which is a good platform to share insights on capital markets, growth prospective and future economic outlook. At Maisarah, we are always keen to be part of initiatives that play a role in driving the growth of the national economy. As we know activity in the GCC’s debt market, particularly in the issuance of sovereign bonds, has significantly increased over the last two years despite a decline in oil prices.”
The event also featured a senior panel of industry experts, moderated by Mr. Mohsin Shaik, Senior Executive Manager at at Maisarah Islamic Banking Services, who explored the investment environment and the various financing options available to Oman and GCC companies given the changing landscape.
The conference was part of GBSA’s ongoing efforts to promote and enhance the local debt capital markets in the Gulf region through awareness initiatives, advocacy and promotion of best practices.
Maisarah is one of the fastest growing Islamic banking windows in the Sultanate with range of financial products and services. As a part of its strategy it operates as independent Islamic banking window and has maintained high standards of corporate governance, research and development, corporate social responsibility and customer service that have helped in winning various awards in local and international markets.
As part of its future growth plan, Maisarah plans to distinguish itself by focusing on providing outstanding customer service, developing and launching new products, investing in technology to provide the best customer experience in timely and convenient manner.
Maisarah is committed to leading the Islamic banking sector by investing in resources, sharing expertise and following best international practices in the market. Its products and services set the standard for best Islamic financial solutions and it is committed to lead with creativity and innovation to provide the best customer experience.
More information on the diverse range of Shariah-compliant products and services is available at Maisarah’s official website or through 24/7 Call Centre services on (+968) 24775777.