07.09.2012 - Moody’s move whets appetite for sukuk certificates in liras
Moody’s upgraded yesterday its outlook for Turkey’s sukuk issue to positive and gave it a “Ba1” rating on the heels of news that the Turkish Treasury had mandated three international banks – Citigroup, HSBC and Liquidity House – to issue “sukuk certificates,” or Islamic banking vehicles. The new issue is expected to be completed in two weeks as Turkish banks are eagerly waiting for the Turkish Treasury to finalize the process for a Turkish Lira-based sukuk issuing regulation. Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan had previously said on several occasions that the Treasury was working to shape the regulation before the end of 2012...............................................Full Article: Source
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