High issuance levels in 2013

In 2013, banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) were able to capitalize on investors’ global search for higher yields, and their issuance volumes were substantially higher than in 2011. In an article titled “Low Interest Rates Should Keep Gulf Banks’ Debt Issuance Levels Strong In 2013,” Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services gives reasons why it expects Gulf banks’ issuance levels to remain high this year.

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