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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Malaysian sukuk issuance jumps 50.5pc to RM22.8b

KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 — Malaysian sukuk issuance jumped 50.5 per cent to RM22.8 billion in the first two months of 2016, compared to RM15.1 billion for the same period in 2015, says RAM Ratings.
Notably, this made a significant contribution to global sukuk issuance figures, it said in a statement today.
The top three sukuk global issuers in February 2016 were all Malaysia-based Danga Capital Bhd (US$2.3 billion — RM8.946), International Islamic Liquidity Management (US$1.3 billion), and the Government of Malaysia (US$1.1 billion).
“A total of US$8.9 billion of global sukuk was issued the same month, bringing the year-to-date (YTD) issuance to US$12.3 billion as at end-February 2016,” it said.
In the latest issue of its Sukuk Snapshot, designed as a quick reference point for sukuk data and trends, RAM highlights that a total of RM14.4 billion of domestic sukuk was issued in February, leading to a YTD issuance value of RM22.8 billion.
RAM’s Head Islamic Finance, Ruslena Ramli, said: “Malaysia is holding its ground, with 53.9 per cent of the world’s outstanding sukuk.”
Meanwhile, corporate sukuk issuance also picked up, making it the largest contributor (69 per cent) of domestic sukuk issues, followed by government sukuk (31 per cent).

(Malay Mail Online / 29 April 2016)
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