Islamic lenders take advantage of falling costs

Islamic lending companies from Dubai’s DIFC Investments LLC to Saudi Arabia’s Etihad Etisalat take advantage of falling borrowing costs. As a result, Islamic syndicated lending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa rose to a four-year high this year. Shariah-compliant transactions this year are as high as $8.37 billion (Dh30.74 billion). The largest share belongs to Etihad Etisalat and is worth 10 billion-riyal ($2.67 billion). This year’s lending is over $3 billion higher than last year's.