Khazanah Said to Pick 3 Banks for $1 Billion Convertible Sukuk

Khazanah Nasional Bhd., Malaysia’s state investment company, selected CIMB Group Holdings Bhd. (CIMB), Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) and Standard Chartered Plc (STAN) to help arrange a sale of $1 billion of convertible Islamic bonds. Khazanah could raise $500 million to $1 billion, though a final decision on whether to proceed has yet to be made. The sukuk would be exchangeable into shares of companies controlled by Khazanah. No decision has been made on which companies’ shares would back the Islamic bond.