$1bn sukuk already trading at a discount
Nakheel launched the Dh3.8 billion (US$1.03bn) Islamic bond as a part of its financial restructuring. Through this the company is underscoring investors' continued doubts about the embattled property giant's finances.
Ahmad Alanani is a senior executive officer in the fixed-income department of Exotix in Dubai. He states that retail buyers were taking shares from contractors at about 84 cents on the dollar, sending yields skywards. He predicts prices of 70 to 80 cents on the dollar in the future.