#Sukuk volume drops as appetite for spend wanes

International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) found that the year 2015 saw a major drop in issuances when only $60.6bn of sukuk were issued, a 43%-slump compared to 2014. A large part of the decline in sukuk issuance was due to the policy decision of Malaysia’s central bank to discontinue the issuance of short-term investment sukuk. Lower sovereign spending in leading Islamic finance jurisdictions continues to take its toll, issuances are not likely to recover in 2016.