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Global Islamic bond issuance slips in first half

Malaysia's leadership position threatened by Indonesia and other countries

Malaysia's leading position as an issuer of Islamic bonds, or sukuk, is slipping.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- The total global issuance of Islamic bonds, known as sukuk, dropped 5.2% on the year to $50.3 billion during the January to June period due to declines in Middle Eastern countries, according to a Malaysian ratings agency.

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