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Islamic Development Bank to start roadshows on Sunday for dollar sukuk -leads

Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will start roadshows from Sunday for a potential dollar-denominated sukuk issue for the Jeddah-based supranational institution, a document from lead arrangers showed. The AAA-rated IDB has picked Boubyan Bank, CIMB, Emirates NBD Capital, Gulf International Bank, JP Morgan, Natixis and Standard Chartered Bank to arrange the transaction, the document showed. Investor meetings will start on Sunday in Riyadh before moving to Kuala Lampur on Tuesday and concluding in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday.

Turkey's Kuveyt Turk mandates banks to issue sukuk - bankers

Turkey's Kuveyt Turk, owned by Kuwait Finance House, mandated banks for a sukuk issue. The bank has mandated KFH Investment as global coordinator and Citi, Emirates NBD Capital, HSBC, KFH Investment and Standard Chartered Bank as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners.

Standard Chartered makes Islamic banking foray

Standard Chartered Bank sees great potential for Islamic banking in Kenya with only two percent penetration to the total banking business. Standard Chartered Bank’s Global Head of Islamic Banking Wasim Saif says with the population of Muslims being 10 percent in the country Islamic banking could grow to a double digit number in the next five years. That's why the bank launched its Islamic banking offering in Kenya under the brand name Saadiq. Saadiq becomes the first market of Standard Chartered’s African footprint for Islamic banking, and is considered a platform to enter in other African markets that include Tanzania, Uganda, and Nigeria in two to three years. The new window will offer Shariah compliant products that include personal banking, home financing, as well as business and corporate banking.

Customer Service Officer - Islamic Banking

•Managing the Teller Services functions at the counter and in the branch to ensure the delivery of quality service to customers.
•Help project a professional and warm image of the bank.
•Maintenance of operational controls and continuous improvement in operational efficiency.
•Maximize new business opportunities by building new relationships and Cross Selling.
•Assist the BSSM/BRM to ensure that all the Group & Local Regulatory guidelines are followed in operations of the branch.

National Bank for Development signs up to Standard Chartered's Islamic Euro Nostro Product

In cooperation with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Group, Egyptian National Bank for Development (NBD) signed up to Standard Chartered Bank's Islamic Euro Nostro Account. Using this Nostro product, NBD will be able to earn Shariah-compliant profits on its account balances at Standard Chartered Bank Germany Branch in Frankfurt. The agreement was made at SIBOS 2012 in Osaka, Japan. The main feature of the Standard Chartered Saadiq EUR Nostro Account is that it utilises a Shariah-compliant account sweep facility. Available EUR balance in NBD's Saadiq clearing account will be used for investment using the Islamic finance mode of Murabaha at the end of each business day.

QIIB picks banks for dollar sukuk

As part of the preparation for issuance of a dollar-denominated sukuk, Qatar Internationa Islamic Bank (QIIB) has charged QNB Capital and two international banks to arrange investor meetings which will be held in the Middle East, Asia and Europe starting on October 10th. At the moment there are no informations about the size of the sukuk or other offer details.

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Standard Chartered Bank launches first Islamic Euro Nostro Account

The industry's first Islamic Euro Nostro Account has recently been launched by Standard Chartered Bank. It will allow Islamic banks across the world to earn profits on their account balances, respecting the general rules of Murabaha. Bank Alfalah Limited from Pakistan was the first bank which has signed an agreement with Standard Chartered Bank.

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GCC sees surge in Islamic lending

The GCC countries expect a record year for sukuk issuances in 2012. Already the first half of the year was marked by explosively growing sukuk issuances that reached to US $12.8 billion compared to US$1.9 billion issuead in the same period last year. The sukuk market shall continue growing at the current pace, due to a strong appetite of investors that are demanding Shariah-compliant products.

SCB arranges $35m Islamic finance facility for PIA

Standard Chartered arranges a one-year $35 million Islamic structured trade finance facility for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). This transaction has been arranged and structured solely by the bank. The facility is structured as an Islamic offshore transaction. It uses innovative services Ijara concept-based on purchase and distribution of airline seats.


StanChart signs $20m musharaka deal with Incepta Pharma

Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd signed a Musharaka deal worth US $ 20 million with Standard Chartered Bank, thus becoming the bank's Wholesale Banking Saadiq client. The money is a term finance for 5 years and will be used for Incepta Pharma expansion projects.

Albaraka Türk secures $250m funding

Albaraka Türk has authorized a number of leading banks to arrange a a $250 million dual-currency syndicated finance facility. This facility shall be used for the expansion of Albaraka Türk's financing activities in Turkey. The tenor of the facility is one year and its profit rate is of 200 bppa over the Libor/Euribor. Among the participating banks are ABC Islamic Bank, Al Hilal Bank, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam Berhad, Emirates NBD Capital, Noor Islamic Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.

Al Hilal is set for $500m sukuk issue

Abu Dhabi government-owned Al Hilal Bank has validated the appointment of three banks to administer its debut $500 million Islamic bond issue, which will be launched later this year.
Mohamed Berro, chief executive, noted that the banks chosen for the issue are: National Bank of Abu Dhabi, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank. Berro added that the issue would help fund the bank's growth and strengthen its balance sheet.

EIB completes issuance of $500m sukuk certificates

Emirates Islamic Bank (EIB) has successfully ended the issuance of $500 million sukuk certificates, maturing in 2017 off their $1,000 million Trust Certificate Issuance Programme. The programme is guaranteed by Emirates NBD rated A3 by Moody's and A+ by Fitch.
Joint lead managers and bookrunners on the transactionwere following banks: Citigroup, Emirates NBD Capital, HSBC Bank Plc, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Royal Bank of Scotland Plc and Standard Chartered Bank. The transaction structure was a Sukuk Al Musharaka based on Sharikat Al Melk (Co-ownership), with the certificates remaining a senior obligation of EIB.

Kuveyt Türk starts Sukuk roadshow in Kuala Lumpur

Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank has assigned HSBC, Kuwait’s Liquidity Management House and Standard Chartered Bank to arrange a series of fixed income investor meetings.

Albaraka Türk Kat?l?m Bankas? A.?., Turkey US$ 350,000,000 Equivalent Dual Currency Syndicated Murabaha Financing Facility

ABC Islamic Bank (E.C.), Emirates NBD Bank PJSC, Noor Islamic Bank and Standard Chartered Bank have successfully closed the signing of a US$ 350,000,000 equivalent Dual-Currency Syndicated Murabaha Financing Facility for Albaraka Türk Kat?l?m Bankas? A.?.
The signing took place on 12 September 2011.

Al Baraka to launch 100 million euro bank in France by H1 2012

Al Baraka is planning an expansion to France next year and the expactations are to launch a bank with a capital of 100 million euros (142 million US dollars) by the first half (H1) of 2012.
The following managers are taking part at the issue: Standard Chartered Bank, Emirates Bank, Noor Islamic Bank, Deutsche Bank, and ABC Standard.

Albaraka Türk Katilim Bankasi mandates $150 million facility

Albaraka Türk Kat?l?m Bankas? A.?. (“Albaraka Türk”) has authorized ABC Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD Bank, Noor Islamic Bank and Standard Chartered Bank (together the “Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers” and the “Bookrunners”) to arrange a $150 Million equivalent Dual-Currency Syndicated Murabaha Financing Facility on its behalf.
The facility was launched into general syndication on 29 June 2011. banks from all over the world were invited.

Islamic Development Bank issues $750 mln 5-year Sukuk

Islamic Development Bank, or IDB, gave out a $750 million five-year, benchmark sukuk with a price guidance of 35 basis points over mid-swaps.
One of the banks that is leading the sale told Dow Jones that BNP Paribas SA, Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC Holdings PLC and Standard Chartered Bank were joint bookrunners on the transaction.

IDB targets more sukuk issuances and mega interbank bank in 2011

THE Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank will be preoccupied with two developments in 2011 apart from its established plan of action. This is the progress toward the launch of its mega bank project and the other is the continuation of its trust certificate (sukuk) program.
The mega bank project was promoted by Saleh Kamel, head of Dallah Albaraka Group, who has been trying to get it launched for the last few years. But his failure to get the project started off through the support of both government and private investors saw the project somehow passed on to the IDB. The plan is to launch a mega bank that will effectively be an Islamic Interbank bank, with the aim of providing short-term liquidity to the global Islamic banking market and of promoting the trading of sukuk in the secondary market by acting as a market maker.
CIMB of Malaysia, Citigroup, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank acted as joint lead managers and joint book-runners, and NCB Capital of Saudi Arabia acted as co-lead manager for this transaction. The success of IDB's transaction was underpinned by a comprehensive international road show covering Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Al Baraka Turk Participation obtains $240 million Islamic financing

Albaraka Türk Katilim Bankasi A.S. (Al Baraka Turk), a subsidiary-banking unit of Al Baraka Banking Group BSC (ABG), signed a $240 million syndicated Islamic financing in Istanbul. Twenty two GCC, European and international banks (both Islamic and conventional) participated in the syndication. The syndication was arranged and managed by Standard Chartered Bank, ABC Islamic Bank (Bahrain) and Noor Islamic Bank (Dubai). The funding deal comes as part of Al Baraka Turk's strategy to further expand and diversify its financial resources and further strengthen its name in the domestic, regional and global financial markets. Al Baraka Turk will use the proceeds of the deal towards the ongoing implementation process of a range of existing and newer products and services offered by it.

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