Tunisia to delay Sukuk issue until third quarter of 2015 - minister

TUNIS, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Tunisia will delay its planned issue of $500 million in Islamic bonds until the third quarter of the year to allow parliament time to rectify a law concerning the sale, Finance Minister Hakim Ben Hamouda said on Monday.

Tunisia had initially said it would issue the Sukuk by the end of last year. (Reporting by Tarek Amara; Writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Hugh Lawson)