Malaysia bank sets up $1.5bn sukuk programme
Kuala Lumpur, April 23, 2014
Public Islamic Bank, the sharia-compliant arm of Malaysia's third-largest lender, has set up an Islamic bond programme to raise as much as 5 billion ringgit ($1.53 billion).
The subordinated sukuk murabaha is Basel-III compliant and will be treated as tier-2 regulatory capital, ratings agency RAM Ratings said in a statement on Wednesday.
Maybank, RHB Islamic and AmIslamic have also made moves into Basel-III compliant sukuk. – Reuters