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Noor Bank, one of the leading Shari’ah-compliant banks in the UAE, entered a successful collaboration with Azimut (DIFC) Limited to launch the largest US-dollar Islamic fixed maturity plan (FMP) in the UAE under a Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) domiciliation.

Visa (NYSE: V) is making it easier to provide shoppers the ability to choose how they pay before, during or after purchase with the introduction of a suite of Visa’s installment solutions APIs. Through a pilot program, participating issuers and merchants will be able to offer their customers an installment payment experience at checkout using a Visa card they already have in their wallet.

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international economic development aid, has signed two agreements with the Government of Mali. These include an AED918 million (US$250 million) concessionary loan to support the balance of payments in the country as well as an additional concessionary loan of AED110 million (US$30 million) to finance the implementation of phase two of Mali’s National Social Housing Programme.

In a landmark development that comes as a global recognition for Boursa Kuwait, the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and the Kuwait Clearing Company’s (KCC) sweeping market development efforts, MSCI Inc., a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, today announced the reclassification of Kuwait to ‘Emerging Market’ from its previous ‘Frontier Market’ status in its 2019 Annual Market Classification Review.

Currencies

Pound is undervalued

Pound Sterling is still trading at a steep discount to fair value, since improving UK economic fundamentals mean the British currency is well positioned for a rebound to higher levels over the longer term. The UK current account deficit fell to its lowest level since 2011 during 2017, coming in at £82.9 billion or 4.1% of GDP, as UK earnings from overseas assets rose during the year and UK government payments to the EU and spending on foreign aid were a fraction lower. This is a marked improvement on the +6% of GDP deficit that was seen in 2015. Meanwhile, RBA is approaching a very gradual approach to raising rates as they don’t want to burden borrowers with higher rates. We would recommend a buy on GBP/AUD as on the charts also it is near support level.

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