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Why Do Companies Issue Sukuk?

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  • Paul-Olivier KLEIN

    (LaRGE Research Center, Université de Strasbourg)

  • Laurent WEILL

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This paper investigates the determinants for firms to choose sukuk over conventional bond. We investigate the potential impact of information asymmetries and adverse selection to explain why firms prefer using sukuk. We perform logit regressions of the choice of debt type to determine which characteristics lead a firm to issue a sukuk rather than a bond. We use a dataset of sukuk and conventional bond issuances in Malaysia from 2004 to 2013. We find evidence of the influence of information asymmetries and adverse selection on the choice of the sukuk market.

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  • Paul-Olivier KLEIN & Laurent WEILL, 2016. "Why Do Companies Issue Sukuk?," Working Papers of LaRGE Research Center 2016-04, Laboratoire de Recherche en Gestion et Economie (LaRGE), Université de Strasbourg.
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    2. Nagano, Mamoru, 2017. "Sukuk issuance and information asymmetry: Why do firms issue sukuk?," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 142-157.
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    JEL classification:

    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • P51 - Economic Systems - - Comparative Economic Systems - - - Comparative Analysis of Economic Systems

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