Dubai's $1.25bn Islamic bond to price today
Dubai, April 25, 2012
Dubai is planning to raise $1.25 billion from a two-tranche Islamic bond sale on Wednesday, with final price guidance for both tranches tighter than indicated initially.
The price range for the five-year portion was set at between 4.90 and 4.95 per cent and for the ten-year at between 6.45 per cent and 6.50 per cent, arranging banks said, indicating healthy appetite for the new issue.
Sources said order books were almost $4 billion when books closed at about 0830 GMT.
Each tranche will be at least $500 million.
Citi, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Dubai Islamic Bank and HSBC are bookrunners on the deal, the emirate's first after nearly a year. It last tapped debt markets with a $500 million 10-year issue in June. – Reuters
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