Summary of upcoming sukuk offerings
We continue our unusual fascination with the growth in popularity of Islamic bonds, or sukuk, here with Bloomberg’s roundup of current opportunties. Despite a fall in sales this year, they continue to attract more attention across Southeast Asia with various public and private offerings in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. This list notes that even tiny European nation Luxembourg may jump on the bandwagon with its own sale.
The diverse list includes sales by (among others) Lafarge Malayan Cement Bhd (US$108 million), mobile communications giant Axiata Group Bhd ($315 million +), Kencana Petroleum Bhd ($78 million), Malaysian Airport Holdings Bhd, the Governments of Indonesia ($650 million) and Thailand ($1.5 billion).
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