Sukuk bonds: Where the smart money is headed?

In today’s upside-down economic environment, tepid stock markets and negative interest rates in parts of Europe and Asia mean that neither equities nor bonds has provided the kind of performance many would like. Where can one look for an acceptable return? The answer may be sukuk bonds. Global...
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Goldman Sachs gets back in the sukuk business

In a landmark offering made on the 16th September 2014, Goldman Sachs became the first US bank to issue sukuk. Sources say the New York-based lender attracted bids for three times the US$500 million of sukuk it sold. The five-year sukuk was priced to yield 90 basis points, or 0.9 percentage point, o...
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A slice of sukuk from the Big Apple?

On the heels of Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement that the UK will issue a sovereign sukuk, a New York state senator is passionately making the case that New York needs to be in the sukuk business. “New York is open for business,” said state Senator Kevin Parker, a Democrat from Broo...
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