Agus Martowardojo

Achieving SDGs through #Islamicfinance

The issue of sustainable development goals (SDGs) was discussed intensely at the annual meeting of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in Jakarta. Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said many aspects of the SDGs were covered by Islamic finance, arguing that most customers served by Islamic micro-finance were poor people who were not in the banking system. Bank Indonesia Governor Agus Martowardojo added the size of Islamic finance is still very small, representing only 1% of total global finance.

Indonesia aims to issue project-based sukuk in H1

After Indonesia failed to sell the sukuk last year as investors asked for higher yields, the country plans to launch 2 trillion rupiah ($223.59 million) of project-based sukuk in the first half of this year.
Finance minister Agus Martowardojo, who gave the statement, added that the government posesses underlying assets of 5 trillion rupiah to issue project-based sukuk this year. Moreover, Indonesia is also aiming to issue a global sukuk at the end of the first half.

Indonesia Plans $1 Billion Global Islamic Bond Issu

Indonesia aims to begin investor meetings next week for a global sukuk issue of about $1 billion.
Agus Martowardojo, the country's finance minister, stated that the government had met with arrangers of the Islamic-bond issue and would start visiting "global financial hubs" next week, raising the prospect of imminent issuance.

Indonesia Eyes Middle East Buyers for Fresh Round of Sukuk Bond Sales

Indonesia calculates to sell dollar-denominated Islamic bonds by the end of December. This would be the second sale of the securities in two years. The country is looking to Persian Gulf investors to obtain the debt.
Rahmat Waluyanto, director general of the debt management office at the Ministry of Finance, stated that they are aming for Middle East investors to buy their global Islamic bonds.
Agus Martowardojo, Finance Minister, revealed that the government had planned to collect as much as $1 billion from global sukuk sales by the end of September.

Indonesia Selects 3 Global Sukuk Arrangers

Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo stated that Indonesia has nominated three arrangers for the planned global sukuk, likely to be issued in the third quarter.
Unfortunetly, the names of these arrangers weren't given.

Indonesia raises 336 bln rph in sukuk private placement

Indonesia's finance ministry, Agus Martowardojo, sold 336 billion rupiah of sukuk to the religious affairs ministry through a private placement, said the debt office. The bonds will help fund a budget deficit seen at 1.5 percent of gross domestic product this year.

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