KFH Research: 33pct growth of global Sukuk issuance in September

A report issued by KFH-Research revealed that the global sukuk market recovered during the month of September last year to reach in its new issuances USD 7.8 billion - a 33pct growth. Malaysia still accounts for the largest share of the issuance where the Malaysian Ringgit came in first place in terms of the currencies that sukuk issued through. No sukuk were issued of the U.S. dollar in September. The most notable issuance during the month was by Saudi dairy and food firm Almarai Co. which completed the sale of a SAR1.7 billion (USD 453.1 million). Sovereign issuers made up 84.9pct of the primary market in September, while government related entities accounted for 4.0pct and corporates took the remaining 11.1pct. A total of 47 sukuk were issued in September vs. 55 sukuk in August and 66 in July.