Malaysia’s Khazanah Sells $476 Million Ringgit Islamic Bonds

Khazanah Nasional Bhd., Malaysia’s state-owned investment fund, has sold 1.5 billion ringgit ($476 million) of Islamic bonds. The firm priced the five-year debt to yield 4.14 percent, within its earlier guidance of 4.1 percent to 4.18 percent. The issuance is part of a 7 billion ringgit program to raise funds for corporate purposes. Khazanah will issue the new debt via its unit Rantau Abang Capital Bhd. It’s the second time this year that the company has tapped the ringgit sukuk market after selling 15-year securities in March at a coupon of 5.2 percent. Khazanah is in the process of buying up the 30.6 percent stake in Malaysian Airline System that it doesn’t already own.