Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic), the world's largest petrochemicals maker by market value, has set initial price guidance for a benchmark-sized dollar-denominated bond offering, lead managers said on Wednesday.
Oman's government is considering a proposal to issue dollar-denominated sovereign bonds sometime in 2014, which could lead to regular debt sales in the future, the oil exporter's central bank said on Wednesday.
Oman is considering whether to issue a US dollar-denominated sovereign bond, its first international bond since 1997 and its second ever, to facilitate debt sales by its private sector, finance minister Darwish al-Balushi told Reuters.
International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC), an investment fund controlled by the Abu Dhabi government, is to raise the equivalent of $2.9 billion through a new three-tranche bond issue, lead arrangers said on Tuesday.
Abu Dhabi National Energy Co (Taqa) has mandated five banks for a dollar-denominated bond issue, a company source told Reuters on Monday.
Taqa has picked BNP Paribas, Citigroup Inc, HSBC Holdings, National Bank of Abu Dhabi and St
Qatar National Bank (QNB), the country’s largest lender, is expected to sell at least $500 million in a new bond issue on Wednesday, a document from lead managers said, its second debt markets foray this year.
The Lebanese government may issue a dollar-denominated sovereign bond this month, the country's central bank governor said on Monday.
"The government and the ministry of finance are thinking of going to the market again,
Bahrain plans to issue a benchmark-sized 10-year dollar bond this week with an initial price guidance for the issue at a spread of 462.5 basis points over midswaps, lead arrangers said on Tuesday.
The benchmark-sized is normally understood
Qatar's Doha Bank plans to issue a five-year dollar-denominated bond on Wednesday, three sources familiar with the matter said.
Early price guidance on the bond was seen at 287.5 basis points over midswaps, the sources said.
Abu Dhabi is likely to issue an international bond in the next 6 to 12 months, a senior debt management official said.
'I expect we would come to the market within the next 6-12 months to refresh our benchmarks in the dollar marke