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Convertible Sukuk for funding social welfare in the modern era

Islamic Finance News

By Rahat Dar

As with other countries in the heavily oil-dependent Gulf region, the UAE has taken active steps in recent years to expand its revenue streams (including the implementation of value-added tax, effective the 1st January 2018). Afterall, relying on treasury reserves, albeit substantial, to plug spending gaps in the national budget was only going to be a short-term solution to the long-term problem of low oil prices.

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