INTERVIEW-Dubai hopes sukuk standards to make it global player

Dubai aims to become a top global centre for Islamic bonds by introducing more detailed standards about issuance and trading. The emirate hopes the new standards will reduce disputes between scholars, issuers and investors over what types of debt structures are permissible and attract more business to its market. Last month, Dubai Financial Market (DFB) published a draft of its proposals, which the industry can comment. DFB plans to issue the final version of the standards in March.