Bahrain Bourse opens $530m sukuk subscription

A government Islamic lease (Sukuk Al Ijara) issue floated to raise BD200 million ($530 million) is open to direct subscription by retail investors, the Bahrain Bourse (BHB) announced. Both Bahraini and non-Bahraini investors can subscribe to the issue through registered brokers at BHB. Each sukuk has a par value of BD1 and the minimum subscription is 500 sukuk (BD500). The securities have a tenure of 10 years with July 9 as the issue date and July 9, 2025 as the maturity date. The subscription ends on Tuesday, and investors will be able to trade the sukuk in the secondary market at BHB post listing, expected to be on July 26. The expected annual return (rent) on the securities is five per cent, to be paid every six months till maturity.