Nomura is first Japanese firm into Islamic debt

Nomura signed a $70m commodity murabaha on Wednesday night, becoming the first Japanese firm to tap the Middle East’s Islamic debt market.

  • 15 Jul 2010

Nomura International increased the three year facility, guaranteed by Nomura Holdings, from $50m after an oversubscription.

“This was a symbolic deal and it went very well,” said a banker close to the transaction. “Nomura wanted to plant their flag with Middle Eastern investors. They were keen to diversify their ...

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