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Tuesday, 25 January 2022 05:06 GMT

Qatar- Bahrain's Nogaholding secures 570 million Islamic loan


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The funding will support investment in oil and gas projects in the kingdom.

Dubai:Nogaholding the holding company for oil and gas assets owned by the government of Bahrain signed to obtain a five-year $570 million murabaha financing facility it said on Wednesday.

The Islamic funding will support investment in a number of large oil and gas projects in the kingdom including the BAPCO Modernisation Programme a liquefied natural gas import terminal and the Bahrain Gas Plant Project it said.

The facility is provided by 10 international regional and local institutions: Arab Banking Corp Ahli United Bank Arab Petroleum Investments Corp Gulf International Bank National Bank of Bahrain Qatar Islamic Bank Kuwait Finance House Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ BNP Paribas and HSBC.

Murabaha financing is a cost-plus-profit arrangement which complies with Islamic finance standards. The facility is 60 percent larger than originally envisaged the company said; in November Reuters reported that Nogaholding was seeking a $350 million sharia-compliant loan the first for the group. Pricing details were not given.

Reuters


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