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Qatari Real Estate Bonds Hit the Hardest by Diplomatic Dispute

  • Ezdan’s sukuk owned by wealthy individuals plunge almost 10%
  • Prices recover Monday after assurance from finance minister
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Fallout From Qatar Diplomatic Spat Examined

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The worst-performing bonds in the Gulf last week were two sukuk issued by Qatar’s Ezdan Holding Group QSC.

Shariah-compliant debt sold by the real estate company mainly to private banks and wealthy individuals sank as much as 9.9 percent, pushing the yield up 245 basis points to 7.21 percent, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The dollar-denominated bonds rebounded Monday as Qatar Finance Minister Ali Shareef Al Emadi said the economy can withstand a rupture of diplomatic ties with a Saudi Arabia-led group of Arab nations.