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Africa Finance Corp seals $150m Nasdaq Dubai sukuk deal

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) said it has carried out a $150-million Islamic financing transaction on the Murabaha platform of Nasdaq Dubai, the international financial exchange serving the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The tra

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Centralised Sharia boards could spur Islamic finance

The proposal by AAOIFI for centralized Sharia boards, if implemented in countries active in Islamic finance, will help the industry move toward greater standardization and harmonization in Sharia interpretations, S&P Global Ratings said.

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Dubai Islamic Bank issues $1bn senior sukuk

Dubai Islamic Bank has announced the successful pricing of the largest senior sukuk issuance by a financial institution globally. The $1 billion sukuk was issued with a five-year tenor, maturing on February 14, 2022. The issuance

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Nasdaq Dubai welcomes $1bn ICD sukuk listing

Nasdaq Dubai has welcomed today’s listing of a $1 billion sukuk by the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) on the stock exchange. The listing reinforces Dubai’s position as the world’s largest venue for sukuk l

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Etihad gets top recognition for historic Sukuk

Etihad Airways has been awarded the Islamic Deal of the Year by Global Transport Finance for its debut Sukuk. The Abu Dhabi-based airline successfully completed a Sukuk issuance raising $1.5 billion in November 2016 – the la

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Dentons plays major role in $150m AFC sukuk

Dentons, one of the world's largest law firms, said it had advised Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a leading pan-African multilateral development finance institution and project developer, on its inaugural issuance of $150 million trust ce

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Sharjah Islamic Bank lists $500m sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

Sharjah Islamic Bank’s (SIB) $500 million sukuk was listed on Nasdaq Dubai today. Ahmad Saad, Deputy CEO of SIB, rang the opening bell to celebrate the listing. The listing adds further momentum to Dubai&rsquo

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Ahli United Bank lists $200m sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

Ahli United Bank, one of Kuwait’s leading financial institutions, listed a $200 million sukuk today on Nasdaq Dubai, the region’s international financial exchange.   It is the third listing on the exchange from Kuwait,

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Islamic finance growth seen robust despite low sukuk

New sukuk issuance continues to remain subdued in 2016, but growth prospects for the Islamic finance sector are still strong, says Moody's Investors Service in a report published today (September 21). "Growth in the Islam

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Slowdown in Islamic finance likely to continue: S&P

The drop in Islamic finance growth is likely to continue in 2017, said S&P Global Ratings, estimating that the industry's total assets will reach $2.1 trillion at year-end 2016. "We think two factors will act as a bra

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