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Saudi Arabia reopens October domestic sukuk issue with $1.78 bln riyal sale

Bandar Hajjar, President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), speaks during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 22, 2017. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia has issued 6.68 billion riyals ($1.78 billion) of Islamic bonds by reopening a domestic sukuk issue that it originally made in October, the finance ministry said on Tuesday.

The bond tap brings the October sukuk issue to a total of 16.68 billion riyals. The tap, split into three tranches, attracted 19.8 billion riyals of demand, the ministry said.

The first tranche, amounting to 1.05 billion riyals, matures in 2022. The second tranche, due in 2024, is 3.53 billion riyals while the third tranche, due in 2027, is 2.1 billion riyals.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 28 November 2017 KSA 14:11 - GMT 11:11
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