Standard Chartered Plc

Jafza Said To Seek $1.85 Billion From Sukuk Sale, Bank

Jebel Ali Free Zone FZE wants to raise a mix $1.85 billion from a bank facility and the sale of Islamic bonds to help refinance its 7.5 billion-dirham ($2 billion) debt maturing in November.
It appears that the company authorized Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC, Citigroup Inc., Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC, Emirates NBD PJSC, National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC and Standard Chartered Plc to prepare investor meetings in Asia, Europe and the Middle East from June 5 ahead of a possible sukuk sale.

Majid Al Futtaim Sets Up $1 Billion Islamic Bond Program

Majid Al Futtaim Holding LLC initiated a $1 billion Islamic bond program to boost cash reserves.
It appears that HSBC Holdings Plc, Standard Chartered Plc, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC and Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC were hired as arrangers of the program.
The company wants to raise about $500 million from the sale of five-year Islamic bonds.

Emaar to raise $800m loan at a discount to its sukuk

It seems that the Emaar Properties PJSC agreed on an $800 million Islamic loan with three banks that pays 3.5 per cent more than the benchmark rate.
The developer of the world’s tallest tower will also pay fees for the facility, which is supplied by Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC, Standard Chartered Plc and National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC. The financing is backed by Emaar’s flagship Dubai Mall.
The so-called profit rate is about 4%, compared with a yield of 8.55% on November 30 on Emaar’s Islamic bond maturing August 2016.

Bahrain says still planning to sell Islamic bonds

Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, executive director of banking operations at Bahrain's Central Bank, stated that Bahrain is still planning to sell sukuk.
It seems that Bahrain has hired Citigroup Inc., BNP Paribas SA and Standard Chartered Plc to counsel on the sale of US$1 billion in bonds in October.

Shariah-Compliant Hedging Derivatives Start in Malaysia

Standard Chartered Plc and Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd. plan to offer Shariah-compliant derivatives in Malaysia that will allow investors to hedge against interest rates and commodity prices.
Bank Islam Malaysia, the country’s oldest Islamic lender, will offer swaps that allow two parties to exchange different forms of payments from an underlying asset. Standard Chartered, the U.K. bank that earns most of its profit from emerging markets, will begin selling contracts in the first quarter that provide protection from fluctuations in the cost of items such as rice and oil.

Persian Gulf Bankers See Fee Squeeze on Bond Sales

Banks in the Persian Gulf are settling for lower fees as competition for bond sales intensifies.
Bond transactions in the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council are recovering after concerns Dubai World, the state- owned holding company, would default on $24.9 billion in debt raised loan costs for businesses, deterring borrowing. Banks led by HSBC Holdings Plc and Standard Chartered Plc advised on $9.4 billion of Gulf bond sales in the third quarter, the most since the last three months of 2009, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
The fees for bond sales in emerging markets can often be lower than those in the U.S. The weighted average of disclosed fees banks charge for emerging market bond mandates is 28 basis points this year, compared with 37 basis points in the U.S.

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