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Saudi Almarai gets approval for Islamic bond sale
Saudi Arabia's Almarai Co has received shareholder approval for its planned Islamic bond sale, the diary firm said in a statement on Sunday.
November 20, 2011 11:26 by Reuters
Several Gulf-based firms have lined up to issue sukuk in the coming months lured by investor appetite and potentially cheaper costs than the conventional stream.
No timeframe or further details of the bond issuance were given. The company has plans to invest 4 billion riyals ($1.1 billion) in the poultry sector.
Almarai shares are down 18 percent year-to-date after ending 35 percent higher in the previous year. (Reporting by Dinesh Nair; Editing by Amran Abocar)