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GFH plans $230m sukuk issue for acquisitions

Bahraini Islamic investment firm GFH plans to make a $230 million sukuk issue this year to help it fund acquisitions of two to three regional companies, the bank's chairman said. The bank sold $170 million of convertible sukuk

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Qatar Islamic Bank approves $1.37bn sukuk

Qatar Islamic Bank , the Gulf state's largest sharia-compliant bank by assets, said on Monday its shareholders had approved the issuance of up to QR5 billion ($1.37 billion) of Tier 1-boosting sukuk. The sale would be in accor

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Emirates hires banks for sukuk of up to $1bn

Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, has hired banks to help it arrange a sukuk of up to $1 billion, according to five sources familiar with the matter. Two of the sources said the deal could close by the end of the first quarter.

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Emirates hires banks for sukuk of up to $1bn

Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, has hired banks to help it arrange a sukuk of up to $1 billion, according to five sources familiar with the matter. Two of the sources said the deal could close by the end of the first quarter.

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Al Baraka plans subordinated sukuk in Jordan

Bahrain-based Al Baraka Banking Group is planning on issuing its first Islamic bonds, or sukuk, for its Jordanian unit later this year, chief executive Adnan Ahmed Yousif told Reuters. Jordan Islamic Bank, the oldest of four Islam

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Malaysia fund calls off $2.4bn sukuk sale plan

Troubled state-owned investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) has called off plans to sell up to $2.4 billion of Islamic bonds, a report said. The Islamic bond or sukuk had been earmarked to raise funds for the constructio

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NBAD to boost international sukuk mandates

National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) expects to handle more international sukuk issuance for clients this year amid overall growth in the sector, according to the bank's global head of debt Andy Cairns. The United Arab Emirates&#

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Bahrain’s govt Islamic lease securities trading starts

Government Islamic lease securities (Sukuk Al Ijara) issued by the Central Bank of Bahrain yesterday (February 2) got listed on the Bahrain Bourse (BHB), it was announced. It will now be traded openly under the symbol GILS.22.SUKU

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Low oil prices: Window for GCC economies to diversify

While low oil prices are a challenge for oil exporting countries, it is also an opportunity for stable GCC countries to implement deep structural reforms and move towards becoming more mature and diversified economies, say experts.

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New headwinds could slow sukuk progress in 2015

The global sukuk market is heading into another solid year in 2015, even though some emerging headwinds could slow its progress compared to 2014, said Standard & Poor's in a new report. Sukuk issuance reached $116.4 billio

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