Why Goldman Sachs has delayed its sukuk
The continuing no-show of Goldman Sachs’s proposed sukuk programme has done little to dampen the rumour mill surrounding the issuer. The latest talk in the market suggests that the bank is taking its time to address concerns about the deal before returning to the Islamic market.
Islamic finance specialists view the proposed programme as a potential landmark. But while the endorsement of a high profile name like Goldman Sachs could encourage wider acceptance and provide a template for non-Islamic issuers to access a valuable new financing source, a failed deal could set back the
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