Dubai's DEWA sets initial price guidance for benchmark-sized sukuk

February 26, 2013 - 1:55:40 pm
DUBAI: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has issued initial price guidance for a five-year benchmark-sized Islamic bond or sukuk, a document from lead arrangers said on Tuesday.
The emirate's sole utility is aiming to sell the dollar-denominated sukuk in the low 3 percent area, the document said.
Benchmark-sized is typically understood to mean at least $500 million.
DEWA is meeting fixed income investors in London and Asia this week ahead of the possible sukuk sale, which is due to price this week.
Standard Chartered, Citigroup, RBS  and local lenders Emirates NBD, Dubai Islamic Bank  and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank are mandated joint bookrunners on the deal. (Reuters)