Islamic Finance

Sukuk issuance to grow in 2019 helped by Malaysian issues

Total issuance for the whole year could surpass last year’s RM72.7b figure according to MARC
by BHUPINDER SINGH/ pic by TMR FILE THE sukuk market is ...

Bank Islam top domestic sukuk broker in 1H19

The bank has emerged the highest issuer after helping issue RM21.2b worth of sukuk
by BHUPINDER SINGH & SHAZNI ONG/ pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
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Downside risk to Islamic banks’ financing, earnings amid tepid sentiment in 2019

Business sentiment continues to be weighed down by US-China trade tensions and global development
by NG MIN SHEN / pic by TMR FILE LOCAL Islamic ...

Islamic banks’ assets up 9.3% in May

Household spending is the highest contributor at RM336b, up 12.2% compared to last year
by NG MIN SHEN / pic by TMR FILE THE prospects of Islamic ...

More risk-taking needed as foreign players exit

Islamic banks in the country need to undertake more equity-based financing instead of the current debt-based financing
by BHUPINDER SINGH & NG MIN ...

The fickle nature of public opinion

By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic By TMR
The week has been cynically and sarcastically declared as the week of “terkejut”, to which the closest English equivalent ...

Ideology for the new world

It’s about ‘One Belt, One Road’. The problem with it is it cannot go on without something like a common ideology for all the participants
By DMITRY ...

The unearthing 
of the permissible inebriation

By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic By BERNAMA
There seems to be a thin line between lies and secrets. It is alright to lie if it is to protect secrets or in order ...

Dismissing the diminishing, dim moves

By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic By BERNAMA
AS THE 2018 curtains draw to a close, on reflection, it was obviously the year of political euphoria and ...

A bridge too far-fetched?

The 6-lane scenic bridge could perhaps reduce the pain of those commuting daily between Malaysia and Singapore
By ZAINAL ALAM KADIR / Pic By BLOOMBERG ...

Much ado about poverty

Most people tend to calculate poverty in money terms, and that may be very misleading or devoid of real meaning
By DMITRY KOSYREV / Pic By BLOOMBERG ...

A tale of two pilgrimages

By SHAMSUL AKMAR / Pic By AFP
Less than two months ago, renowned Islamic scholar/cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi reportedly tweeted about the haj ...