Tadawul launches first Shariah-compliant index

The step comes in line with growing demand and interest from local and international investors for Shariah-compliant investment tools Staff Writer, Mubasher, 2022 SAUDI ARABIAMARKETSMIDDLE EASTISLAMIC FINANCEEQUITIES Riyadh – The Saudi Exchange (Tadawul) has launched its first Shariah-compliant index, the TASI Islamic Index, to track the performance of the listed Shariah-compliant companies. This step comes in line with […]

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The IILM successfully reissues USD 600mln short-term Sukuk; second issuance

Today’s Ṣukūk reissuance marks the IILM’s second Ṣukūk auction for 2022 Press Release- SUKUK   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM) has successfully reissued a total of USD 600 million short-term “A-1” rated Ṣukūk across two different tenors of three and six-month respectively. The two series were priced competitively at: 1.68% for USD 240 million for […]

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Senegal issues $541mln Islamic sukuk

The bond was sold in three tranches of seven years, ten years and 15 years Nellie Peyton, Reuters News, 2022 DAKAR  – Senegal has issued a sukuk, or Islamic bond, worth 330 billion CFA francs ($541 million) to finance the acquisition of government buildings and other projects, a branch of the Islamic Development Bank Group said […]

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CBB Sukuk Al-Ijara oversubscribed

Subscriptions worth BD 32.8 million were received for the BD 26 million issue Press Release, 2022 Manama, Bahrain – The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) announces that the monthly issue of the short-term Islamic leasing bonds, Sukuk Al-Ijara, has been oversubscribed by 126%. Subscriptions worth BD 32.8 million were received for the BD 26 million […]

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Responding to inequality: The role of OIC nations and Islamic finance

Redistributive mechanisms in Islamic social finance are an increasingly prominent part of the quest for a more equitable distribution of wealth across all strata of society, especially in OIC countries Tayyab Ahmed, ZAWYA 2022 Inequality across and within countries has grown. According to the UN’s World Social Report 2020, over 70% of the world’s population lives […]

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Egypt to issue first sovereign sukuk soon

Staff Writer, Arab Finance June, 2022 Egypt is seeking to attract new segments of local and foreign investors who are interested in investing as per sharia law The Egyptian government is considering the issuance of the first sovereign sukuk over the coming period, Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait said on the sidelines of the Islamic Development […]

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Investors are choosing cash, gold and bonds after economic shocks – report

Investment management firm Invesco said that investors are shifting focus from portfolio balance to include allocations to cash, gold and bonds for safety in wake of ‘perfect storm’ of factors Staff Writer, ZAWYA 2022   Investors are shifting their focus on portfolio balance in the wake of an unprecedented ‘perfect storm’ of economic shocks, according to […]

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The IILM concludes reissuance of USD 1.03bln short-term Sukuk

The competitive tender witnessed a strong order book in excess of USD 1.86 billion, representing an average bid-to-cover ratio of 181% Press Release June 2022 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM) has successfully reissued a total of USD 1.03 billion short-term “A-1” rated Ṣukūk across three different tenors of one, three and six-month […]

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Indonesia raises $3.25 bln in its biggest global sukuk sale

JAKARTA, (Reuters) – Indonesia has raised $3.25 billion by selling U.S. dollar-denominated Islamic bonds with 5-year and 10-year tenures, the country’s biggest global sukuk issuance, the finance ministry said on Wednesday. The 5-year notes carry a coupon of 4.40%, while the 10-year notes have a 4.70% coupon, below the sovereign’s initial price guidance, it said […]

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