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UK publishes invitation to tender for second sovereign sukuk issue

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it had published an invitation to tender for the appointment of banks to assist with its second sovereign sukuk, or Islamic bond.

In 2014, Britain became the first Western country to issue an Islamic bond, raising 200 million pounds ($254 million) from a five-year deal that was 10 times oversubscribed. (Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by Alison Williams)