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Islamic Development Bank sets final guidance for 5-yr dollar sukuk - leads

DUBAI, March 3 (Reuters) - Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank has set final price guidance for a dollar-denominated sukuk issue of five years duration, which it plans to sell later on Thursday, a document from arrangers showed.

Guidance has been set at 50 basis points over midswaps, according to the document.

Islamic Development Bank on Wednesday opened books and set initial price thoughts in the range of mid-to-high 50s bps.

The benchmark-sized offering has received orders worth $1.4 billion from investors so far, of which $190 million came from the joint lead arrangers, the document showed. Benchmark size is traditionally understood to mean in excess of $500 million.

The sukuk offering is being arranged by Boubyan Bank, CIMB, Emirates NBD Capital, Gulf International Bank, JP Morgan, Natixis and Standard Chartered.

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(Reporting by Archana Narayanan; Editing by David French) ((archana.narayanan@thomsonreuters.com; +971 445 36240; Reuters Messaging: archana.narayanan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: ISLAMIC DEVELOP SUKUK/



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