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Thursday, 15 June 2017

RPT-MIDEAST DEBT-Islamic finance industry frets as Dana Gas deems its sukuk invalid | Reuters

RPT-MIDEAST DEBT-Islamic finance industry frets as Dana Gas deems its sukuk invalid | Reuters:

"A decision by Abu Dhabi-listed Dana Gas to declare $700 million of its sukuk invalid has sent shivers through the Islamic finance industry, raising concern about the safety of sharia-compliant debt instruments in general. Dana said on Tuesday it had received legal advice that its sukuk, or Islamic bonds, which mature in October, were not compliant with the Islamic sharia code and had become "unlawful" in the United Arab Emirates. The firm said it would halt payments and proposed that creditors exchange the sukuk for new Islamic instruments offering profit distributions less than half those of the existing sukuk."



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