Islamic Finance

Global Islamic finance growth slows to 3% in 2018

Despite the slower growth, total assets across the industry grew to RM10.3t in 2018 from RM10t previously
by HARIZAH KAMEL / pic by BLOOMBERG ISLAMIC ...

After Aramco’s record IPO, traders now ask how to short shares

by BLOOMBERG / pic by BLOOMBERG
NEW YORK • Shares of Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Saudi Aramco) have shot up 10% since its record-setting US$25.6 billion ...

Islamic banks could benefit from digital banking, say experts

Lenders will do well in embracing digitalisation, as having access to customer data allows banks to mine data, employ data algorithms
by SHAZNI ONG / ...

Islamic banks ready to support SMEs

In September, during the National Entrepreneurship Week, Islamic banks granted RM20b worth of financing access, says AIBIM acting ED
By HARIZAH KAMEL / ...

Islamic finance sector to benefit from rapid family takaful growth

The family takaful certificate in force is forecast to reach 14.3m in comparison to 13.8m for life insurance
by SHAZNI ONG/ pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL ...

Better showing for listed standalone Islamic financial groups

BHB and MBSB are the only 2 standalone Shariah-compliant financial institutions listed on Bursa
by MARK RAO / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL LOCAL Islamic ...

Starbucks Malaysia celebrates 300th store opening at Bukit Bintang Junction

New store reaffirms Starbucks Malaysia’s commitment to consistently deliver its coffee experiences across the nation
Starbucks Malaysia has opened its ...

Islamic fintech needs a synchronised, focused initiative to penetrate rural areas

For the sector to make an impact, it needs to see the emergence of more players and more integrated involvement of the related authorities
by AFIQ ...

Huge Shariah-compliant fintech potential in Indonesia


pic by BLOOMBERG FOR the first time in many years, Indonesia overtook Malaysia in an Islamic finance ranking. It took many by surprise. We are talking ...

BNM’s SRR cut to benefit banks

The central bank announces the SRR ratio will be reduced from 3.5% to 3% to maintain sufficient liquidity in the domestic financial system
By MARK RAO ...
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CIIF expands its flagship programme globally

Collaboration with banking institutions to seek competent bankers is expected to be completed next year
by SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH THE Chartered Institute ...