UK’s slow sukuk plan puts Luxembourg in lead

The United Kingdom appears to have conceded defeat to tiny Luxembourg in the race to issue Europe’s first sovereign sukuk, Islamic finance practitioners said this week after it emerged that the UK deal is unlikely before October, writes Dan Alderson.

  • By Dan Alderson
  • 24 Jan 2014

Although the UK government plans to make an announcement on its inaugural deal before July, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, it will look to the fourth quarter to issue. HSBC is frontrunner to arrange the deal, they added.

“If the UK’s October timeframe is ...

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