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Saudi Arabia’s planned triple-tranche international bond issue is expected to be $12.5 billion in size, and order books total over $40 billion, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
The bond, split into three tranches maturing in March 2023, March 2028 and October 2047, will price later on Wednesday.
Initial price guidance for the three tranches was in the 130 basis points over US. Treasuries area for the long five-year tranche, 165 bps over for the long 10-year and 200 bps over for the 30-year.
Guidance was tightened by 15 bps, with the bond expected to price within a range of plus or minus 5 bps across the three tranches, IFR reported on Wednesday.
GIB Capital, Goldman Sachs International, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, and MUFG are the joint lead managers and joint bookrunners.
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The MSM 30 Index closed the week up by 0.12 per cent despite lower volume and turnover as compared to the previous week. Shariah index was down by 0.07 per cent. The turnover and volumes were lower t
Oman Daily Observer
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announced on Tuesday that it has listed $4 billion Fixed Rate Notes issued by MDGH GMTN B.V. and guaranteed by Mamoura Diversified Global Holding (MDGH).
The Gulf Today
Leading UAE banks have come to the bond market, and they are getting a warm response. Sharjah Islamic Bank priced its $500 million 5-year sukuk at LIBOR plus 285 bps, and received more than $3.4 bil