Nasdaq Dubai has welcomed the listing of three sukuks (Islamic bonds) issued by the government of Indonesia with a total value of $2.5 billion. The sukuk achieved 6.7 times subscription by investors, including overseas investors in Asian and Middle East countries.
The listings comprise a 10-year issuance of $1 billion and two issuances of $750 million each, one of a five-year maturity and the other for 30 years.
The capital raised will fund the economic and social development of Indonesia, Nasdaq Dubai said in a statement on Wednesday.
The five-year $750 million Sukuk is a green issuance that is earmarked for sustainable development projects.
Indonesia now has three green sukuk listings on Nasdaq Dubai, including the world’s first sovereign green sukuk issuance of $1.25 billion that listed in March 2018.
Commenting on the listing, Nasdaq Dubai Chairman Abdul Wahed Al Fahim said: "Nasdaq Dubai is strengthening its support for the sukuk sector through outreach initiatives in our region and internationally to issuers who can benefit from the high global profile that the exchange provides."
"We are preparing for a wide range of new listings in coming months, drawing on our close relationships within the Islamic capital markets," he noted.
CEO Hamed Ali said: "Dubai’s longstanding capital markets partnership with Indonesia supports the economic development of both nations and the growth of the Sharia’a-compliant financial markets across the world."
"As we increase our focus on promoting financial markets activity in the sustainable sector, we are delighted to welcome Indonesia’s latest green Sukuk together with its other listings," he added.
Nasdaq Dubai now hosts six green and one sustainable Sukuk with a total value of $6.55 billion, underlining its leading regional role in the environmental, social and governance sector.
The Indonesian government is the largest sukuk issuer on Nasdaq Dubai by both value and number of listings, with securities totalling $17.5 billion from 14 issuances.-TradeArabia News Service