• Finance & World Biz  |  APRIL 17, 2014 12:55 PM

    Hong Kong seen doubling yields for first sukuk

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    Hong Kong, competing with the UK to become the first top-rated sovereign sukuk issuer, will have to offer a yield that’s almost double the rate on its existing notes to entice investors. The city plans to sell as much as …

     
  • Corporate & Finance  |  APRIL 16, 2014 12:12 PM

    Business financing set to pick up, says BIMB

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    Business financing is expected to pick up, helped by key industries such as oil and gas, construction and manufacturing, despite the challenging landscape in Islamic banking this year. Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd (BIMB) managing director, Zukri Samat, said the catalysts would be the …

     
  • Finance  |  APRIL 15, 2014 8:46 PM

    Hong Kong to issue sukuk of up to US$1 bil after summer

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    Hong Kong’s government plans to issue as much as US$1 billion worth of Islamic bonds later this year, a spokesperson for its central bank said, suggesting the territory’s debut sukuk issue might be larger than initially expected. Lawmakers in Hong …

     
  • Corporate, Finance, World Biz  |  APRIL 14, 2014 5:44 PM

    M’sia looking forward to share sukuk expertise with HK

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    Malaysia is looking forward to share its Islamic finance expertise with Hong Kong in structuring, managing and distributing the sukuk, as well as, providing advice on legal and shariah matters. Deputy governor Muhammad Ibrahim said Hong Kong and Malaysian expertise can work together in …

     
  • Corporate & Finance  |  APRIL 14, 2014 4:59 PM

    Conference aims to raise level of interest in sukuk

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    The Islamic finance conference, jointly organised by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in Hong Kong today, aims to raise the level of interest and appreciation in sukuk as a viable financing and investment instrument among business and financial …

     
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