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The influence of macroeconomic variables on sovereign sukuk yields: a panel data approach on selected Muslim countries

Rahman, Maya Puspa (2016) The influence of macroeconomic variables on sovereign sukuk yields: a panel data approach on selected Muslim countries. In: The 18th Malaysian Finance Association Annual Conference (MFAC) 2016 and The 7th Islamic Banking, Accounting and Finance Conference (iBAF) 2016, 29th-31st May 2016, Hotel Equatorial, Melaka. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The development of global sukuk market has been pioneered by Malaysia with the launch of the first sovereign 5-year global sukuk of US$600 million in 2002. Since then, the sovereign sukuk market has developed rapidly, with sovereign sukuk being issued by the Governments of Turkey, Qatar, Dubai, Bahrain and Indonesia to name a few. In view that sovereign security are not totally free from default such as the sovereign debt crisis of Greece, this paper attempts to unveil the behaviour of sovereign sukuk yields issued by the Muslim countries and whether they are influenced by the movement of the macroeconomic variables. By employing the panel data approach from 2006 to 2013, this study shows that only the inflation rate is able to explain the movement of the sovereign sukuk yields. The insignificance of other macroeconomic variables such as the GDP growth and money supply indicate that tagging the economic growth of the issuing country into the pricing of sovereign sukuk yields may not be feasible at this juncture. Being one of the most important topics to the regulator and market players, this study paves ways for more empirical analysis to be undertaken on the sovereign sukuk pricing mechanism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 7137/56683
Uncontrolled Keywords: macroeconomic variables, sukuk, Muslim countries
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Maya Puspa Rahman
Date Deposited: 02 May 2017 14:57
Last Modified: 02 May 2017 14:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56683

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