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Dubai among lead managers of Indonesia’s biggest Islamic bond

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Jakarta, Indonesia's capital

Indonesia has raised $3.25 billion by selling US dollar-denominated Islamic bonds with 5-year and 10-year tenures, the country’s biggest global sukuk issuance, the finance ministry said today.

The 5-year notes carry a coupon of 4.40 percent, while the 10-year notes have a 4.70 percent coupon, below the sovereign’s initial price guidance, it said in a statement.

Total order books reached $10.8 billion.

“The issuance … is the biggest global sukuk transaction by the government in history, an accomplishment achieved amid intraday (market) volatility,” the ministry said.

Indonesia usually taps the global sukuk market once every year.

Last year it sold $3 billion worth of Islamic bonds. Those bonds carried much lower coupons compared with notes with similar maturities offered on the most recent sale.

The 5-year and 10-year bonds sold in 2021 carried 1.5 percent and 2.55 percent coupon rates, respectively.

Most of the buyers of the new issuance were from Asia and the Middle East.

CIMB, Deutsche Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank were the joint lead manager and joint bookrunner for the transaction.

HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank were also joint green structuring advisor. BRI Danareksa Sekuritas dan Trimegah Sekuritas Indonesia acted as co-managers.