Thursday, July 08, 2010

Thursday bullets

  • The UK courts threw out the case brought by the Investment Dar against Blom Bank, which relieves some questions regarding the ex post enforceability of Shari'ah-compliant contracts where one party claims Shari'ah-non-compliance.
  • Nakheel will issue the sukuk to its largest trade creditors in mid-July according to a large contractor.
  • Oxford Analytica has an article about the ISDA-IIFM Tahawwut Master Agreement for Shari'ah-compliant hedging.
  • Bermuda wants to be an Islamic finance hub and may launch its first Islamic bank or takaful company by the fourth quarter. the Bermuda Stock Exchange wants to see the first sukuk listed on the exchange later in the year as well.
  • Sumitomo Corp is working on the first Islamic financing deal in Japan. This follows the announcement about Nomura's $100 million sukuk being issued in Malaysia.
  • AmIslamic's musharaka sukuk received a AA3 rating from RAM Ratings.
  • Barwa Real Estate received murabaha financing from Qatari Diar.
  • A Malaysian fund, HwangDBS Investment Management had the top performing sukuk fund in the past year.
  • Khazanah may increase the size of its planned sukuk to $1 billion if it increases its offer for the hospital operator Parkway Holdings.

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