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Dubai plans new Islamic bond channels as listings surge

Dubai has overtaken other financial centres in listing Islamic bonds on its exchanges, and is mounting a global drive to attract more listings while developing new channels to trade sukuk, the chief executive of Nasdaq Dubai said.

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Saudi Binladin Group prices key Islamic bond

Saudi Binladin Group, one of the kingdom's largest construction firms, has priced an Islamic bond with a 364-day tenor worth SR1 billion ($267 million), banking sources aware of the matter said on Monday. The transaction, arra

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Saudi Binladin Group prices key Islamic bond

Saudi Binladin Group, one of the kingdom's largest construction firms, has priced an Islamic bond with a 364-day tenor worth SR1 billion ($267 million), banking sources aware of the matter said on Monday. The transaction, arra

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Sharjah Islamic Bank prices $500m sukuk

Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) priced a $500 million sukuk of five years duration on Tuesday, a document from lead managers showed. The Islamic bond was priced at a spread of 110 basis points over midswaps and carried a profit rate of

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Omantel seeks approval for debut Islamic bond

Oman Telecommunications (Omantel) said on Sunday its board would seek shareholder approval for a debut issuance of Islamic bonds, or sukuk, only the second such corporate deal in the Sultanate. The proposed sukuk, for which no siz

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Oman to issue first sovereign sukuk by mid-2015

Oman plans to make its first sovereign issue of Islamic bonds, a 200 million rial ($520 million) issue, by mid-2015 to help finance a budget deficit caused by the plunge of oil prices, the head of its central bank said on Sunday.

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Conventional banks' sukuk to push limits of Islamic finance

Islamic bond programmes from a trio of big conventional banks are set to expand the boundaries of Islamic finance, helping open the market to first-time issuers while testing the banks' ability to win over industry purists. Si

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South Africa set for debut $500m Islamic bond

The South African government plans to raise at least $500 million in its first issue of Islamic bonds, a Treasury official indicated. "South Africa is looking to issue a benchmark-size sukuk and the tenor will be in line with

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Not all sukuk are created equal, IMF study finds

Investors treat a company's shares differently depending on the specific types of Islamic bond it issues and the reputation of the Islamic scholars who oversee the instruments, a study by the International Monetary Fund found. The s

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HK gears up for debut Islamic bond

Hong Kong has mandated HSBC, Standard Chartered, CIMB Group Holdings and National Bank of Abu Dhabi to arrange its first Islamic bond issue, IFR has reported. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is handling the deal, which is expecte

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