SUKUK PIPELINE - Issue plans around the world

The Thomson Reuters Global Sukuk Index is at 118.38699 points, up from 117.98384 at the end of last month and 115.79726 at the end of last year. The Thomson Reuters Investment Grade Sukuk Index is at 116.98763 points against 116.82783 at end-September and 113.69014 at end-2014. Among the sukuk in the pipeline are the following: The Tunisian government expects next year to launch a delayed sukuk issue, its first, for 1 billion dinars ($513 million). South Africa would like to issue more sukuk so there is enough liquidity to build an investment curve. Qatar Islamic Bank was to hold investor meetings in Asia, the Middle East and Europe from Oct. 16 for a possible benchmark offer of U.S. dollar sukuk.