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Emirates Airline launches $1 billion amortising sukuk

Dubai’s Emirates airline launched a $1-billion amortising Islamic bond on Tuesday, arranging banks said, at the tighter end of guidance….

March 12, 2013 4:44
Emirates Airline eyes 10-year sukuk

Emirates Airline eyes 10-year amortising Sukuk issue

It has also issued two smaller export credit agency-backed deals this year to finance aircraft deliveries.

March 11, 2013 9:54

HSBC sees top Abu Dhabi names tap bond market in H2

HSBC Holdings, the top arranger of debt issues in the Middle East so far this year, sees a flurry of bond offerings in the second half, including from prime sovereign-linked Abu Dhabi names yet to tap the market in 2012, a top executive said.

July 2, 2012 4:57

New rules to boost Kuwait capital markets

Kuwait’s new loan-to-deposit ratio rules for banks are aimed at encouraging capital market development, improving asset-liability matching and boosting credit…

May 22, 2012 9:18
Egypt prepares to sell $2B Islamic bonds

Egypt prepares to sell $2B Islamic bonds

The Egyptian government, seeking to head off a funding crisis, is preparing to raise about $2 billion through its first issue of Islamic bonds, an Islamic scholar familiar with its planning said on Tuesday.

February 14, 2012 2:18
Group launches first Islamic Interchange Benchmark

Group launches first Islamic Interchange Benchmark

A sharia-compliant alternative to LIBOR and formed through collaboration of 16 firms, IIBR may be used to price range of Islamic instruments although widespread use may not be so easy.

November 22, 2011 3:13
Project Islamic bond market seen growing in Saudi Arabia

Project Islamic bond market seen growing in Saudi Arabia

Project Islamic bonds are expected to pick up steam in Saudi Arabia with the launch of the first project sukuk this month.

September 27, 2011 2:52

Asset-backed sukuk framework seen lifting demand

More than 90 pct of issued sukuk are asset-based.

January 10, 2011 4:03

Islamic finance liquidity body to issue sukuk in ’11

Islamic banks lack liquidity management tools.

November 23, 2010 3:45

Kerala to issue first Islamic bond in India

The Indian state of Kerala plans on selling the nation’s first Islamic bonds, or sukuk, in 2010…

December 16, 2009 4:37