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It’s greener on the Sukuk side

The Islamic equity capital market was going through a rough patch while the debt capital landscape is looking rosy as issuers plant the seed for green Sukuk. Debt capital market Malaysia could finally see its first offering of a sustainable and...


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Islamic ETFs: Turning the corner?

Trying to breathe new life into the dull exchange-traded fund (ETF) market, Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is finally taking concrete measures to invigorate the lackluster asset class with new bold reforms, which some would say have been long...


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Meeting the better half: Unless inflation and unemployment come knocking on the door

Banks are restricting lending, customers are defaulting on financing and inflation is ballooning. Will 2017 be another challenging year for Islamic banks? Almost certainly. But will it be as tough? VINEETA TAN finds out. Lending slows, asset...


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Saudi Arabia and Malaysia: Opening new Islamic finance doors?

Lavish gifts, huge cargo and his massive entourage aside, King Salman’s visit to Asia, particularly Malaysia, has been described as the mark of a new era in Malaysian-Saudi relations. But, VINEETA TAN asks, do the renewed ties between the two...


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Malaysia: Going where the money is

Like wildfire, hype surrounding Malaysia’s bold ambition to be the preferred Islamic wealth management center of the world caught on fast when the nation revealed a five-year plan to reach its goal. But does the Southeast Asian nation have the...


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Malaysia 2017 Budget: What it means for Islamic finance

On the 21st October, Prime Minister Najib Razak unveiled Malaysia’s 2017 Budget, themed ‘Accelerating growth, ensuring fiscal prudence, enhancing well-being of the Rakyat’. The financial plan may have generated mixed responses from the; ...


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Islamic finance in Malaysia trumped?

Stunning or shocking, Donald Trump winning the 45th US presidential election has left the international market reeling in greater instability, volatility and uncertainty. Already grappling with a challenging year, the Malaysian Islamic finance...


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Islamic finance: Why Malaysia is in the lead, and why it will stay at the forefront

Welcome to the launch issue of MY Islamic Finance – a bespoke publication focusing exclusively on the burgeoning Shariah finance industry of Malaysia where we demystify, illustrate and present the Malaysian Islamic finance story to you without...