Emad Al-Monayea

Liquidity Management Centre (LMC) announces a net profit of USD 1.43 million for the period ended 31st March 2013

Liquidity Management Centre (LCM) has announced its results for the first quarter ended 31st March 2013. The insitution recorded a net profit of USD 1.427 million compared to a net profit of USD 0.511 million for the same period of the year 2012 resulting in a 179.25% increase in the net profit. The average interbank rate remains below 0.5%. Moreover, the total operating income recorded an amount of USD 3.181 million in comparison to USD 1.958 million for the same period in 2012. The positive results were due to various advisory services provided for transactions for Islamic Banks and corporations in the region and a portfolio of Sukuk and equities with a diversified investment approach. The Bank's balance sheet witnessed significant improvement in quality and liquidity. Furthermore, the Shareholders' equity increased by 2.7% during the same period.

KFH issues $1.5b 'sukuk' for Turkey

Kuwait Finance House has issued $1.5 bln sukuk for Turkey in cooperation with Citigroup and HSBC. It is the first issuance of this kind for the Government of Turkey. The expectations of the financing are high due to high amount of potential investors (altogether 250) that have been attracted by newly-issued sukuk. This fact confirms not only the great confidence of investors to Turkish economy, but also the confidence of global markets in sukuk products.

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