Sukuk Market Continues to Innovate

In an interview, Mohieddine Kronfol, CIO for Franklin Templeton Global Sukuk and MENA Fixed Income Strategies highlighted the changing nature of the sukuk market, stating “The Sukuk market continues to be characterized by a lot of innovation and a lot of growth.” »

16th March 2016
Saudi Corporates Favouring Sharia Compliant Loans over Sukuk

The use of Sharia compliant loans is making in-roads with the private sector in Saudi Arabia which is favouring such products over sukuk issuances. »

16th March 2016
Premium Yield Likely for Khazanah Dollar Sukuk

Khazanah hits the road to market its dollar sukuk and analysts expect the state investment fund will need to offer premium yields to entice investors. »

24th February 2016
Riyadh - Alan Light Flickr

An overview of the issuance of Sukuk from design, structuring and implementation as well as commercial considerations , documentation formats, Reg S /144A and Reg S Only key characteristics. Presentation by Muhammad Noman Ansari. »

6th January 2016
Albaraka Turk Issues Third International Sukuk

Albaraka Turk has issued a tier 2 Sukuk for the value of USD$250 million. The sukuk has been admitted for listing on the Irish Stock Exchange. The Reg S fixed rate resettable tier 2 sukuk is due 2025 and is backed by the credit of Albaraka Turk as obligor, was issued by Albaraka Sukuk Ltd. »

6th January 2016
Ivory Coast launches Sovereign Sukuk

The Ivory Coast is to become the latest state to issue a Sovereign Sukuk as it today launched its debut five year 150 billion CFA issuance sukuk priced at a profit rate of 5.75%. »

11th December 2015
Corporate Sukuk in Europe

A report produced by Deloitte highlights Islamic capital market developments in Europe. Analysis and discussion are formed around building case study scenarios for four potential European countries. The report also includes perspectives of prominent industry thought leaders and practitioners who shared their insightful views on the discussed issues. »

28th November 2015
More Sukuk Supply Awaiting for Fed Lift-off in December

Fresh Sukuk supply post-Fed meeting; sovereigns most likely to dominate in 2016. Kazakhstan parliament approves legislative amendments to facilitate Islamic finance. »

25th November 2015
Stable Sukuk return amid market volatility

Sukuk return has been on an upward trajectory since 2009. Such a relatively stable rate of return was partly due to the structure of Islamic bonds which have strong link with their underlying assets, allowing the instruments to escape the danger of excessive speculation. »

23rd November 2015
Saudi Downgrade Sparks Negative Sukuk Returns

The Bloomberg Malaysia Sukuk Ex-MYR Total Return (BMSXMTR) and Dow Jones Sukuk Total Return (DJSUKTXR) indices ended the week lower at 101.8 (-0.3% w-o-w) and 155.5 (-0.27% w-o-w) respectively. »

6th November 2015
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