19.05.2010 - Malaysia to return to global bond market
From WSJ: Malaysia's government is planning to raise funds in the international bond market for the first time in eight years, with a benchmark-sized offering of Islamic bonds that could come after meetings with potential investors wrap up on May 26, according to people familiar with the deal. The proposed deal could fuel interest in Islamic finance, which has gained traction as an alternative source of funding for governments and companies. Issuance of conventional international bonds out of Asia has been very strong this year, but the region hasn't produced a global sukuk since Malaysia's national oil company Petroliam Nasional Bhd, or Petronas, sold $4.5 billion in Islamic and conventional bonds in August 2009..........................................Full Article: Source
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