MARC assigns final rating of AIS to Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad's Sukuk of up to RM2.0 Billion; Outlook stable

MARC has assigned a final rating of AIS to Bank Muamalat Malaysia's Islamic Senior Notes Programme (Senior Sukuk) of up to RM2.0 billion under the Islamic principle of Wakalah Bi Al-Istithmar with a stable outlook. Upon review of the final documentation of the Senior Sukuk, MARC is satisfied that the terms and conditions of the Senior Sukuk have not changed in any material way from the draft documents on which the earlier preliminary rating of AIS was based. The full details on the assigned rating have been provided in Bank Muamalat's preliminary rating announcement on June 24, 2014 which can be accessed at

Celcom prices RM5bil sukuk; RM3bil issue draws strong demand

Celcom has successful floated its sukuk issuance of RM5bil in nominal value, of which RM3bil received a final book. Celekom's officials also confirmed yesterday that their RM3bil sukuk has met with strong demand from asset management companies, financial institutions, insurance companies and corporate organisations.

MARC confirms CIMB Islamic's MYR 2 billion Sukuk programme’s ratings

Malaysia's CIMB Islamic Bank defended its AA+/Stable rating on MYR 2 billion Tier-2 Junior Sukuk programme, issued by rating agency MARC . The programme rating is one grade lower than bank's financial institution rating of AAA. However, MARC confirmed the stable outlook for the rating of the programme, as CIMB Bank meets their expectations for the rating category.

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