AWARDS

16th BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AWARDS

Hong Kong – Monday, 13 June 2022: Using a fair, robust and informative methodology and after adding a number of additional criteria to existing awards to tighten its eligibility among…

ISLAMIC FINANCE

MOODY’S UPBEAT ON MALAYSIA’S ISLAMIC BANKING PROSPECTS

Malaysia’s Islamic finance industry is expected to grow faster than conventional banking with growth driven by the retail segment in...
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MALAYSIA RAISED ALMOST US$2 BILLION VIA SRI SUKUK BETWEEN 2015-2021

Malaysia has raised close to US$2 billion (RM9.2 billion) via 21 sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) sukuk issuers from 2015...
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ISLAMIC FINTECH WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND

The Islamic financial technology (fintech) industry in Malaysia has reached maturity and will continue to grow in the coming years...
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TNB ISSUES RM4B SUKUK WAKALAH

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has issued RM4bil in nominal value Islamic Medium-Term Notes (IMTN), also known as sukuk wakalah, under an...
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BNM LAUNCHES MYOR-I, WORLD’S 1ST ISLAMIC BENCHMARK RATE

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has launched the Malaysia Islamic Overnight Rate (MYOR-i), the first transaction-based Islamic benchmark rate in the...
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SME

SMEs WILL BEAR THE BRUNT OF UNCERTAIN ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE

While it is understandable that economies have a growing desire to on-shore production, the pandemic has shown that “no economy...
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LABOUR SHORTAGE, AN IMPEDIMENT TO GROWTH IN IN MALAYSIA FOR SMEs’

Labour shortage continues to be a drag on the economy, say industry players. One of the reasons for this is...
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TOO SMALL FOR BANKS, SOME SMEs ARE TURNING TO MONEYLENDERS

Small and Medium Enterprises Association (Samenta) chairman William Ng said that many businesses are now turning to alternative forms of...
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WHAT MAS TIGHTENING MEANS FOR INFLATION, INTEREST RATES AND THE S$

Not letting up the fight against inflation, Singapore’s central bank on Friday (Oct 14) tightened monetary policy for the fifth time...
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OCBC BANK USES DIGITAL TOOLS AND ANALYTICS TO HELP SMEs OBTAIN BETTER BUSINESS OUTCOMES

Small and medium sized enterprises have accelerated their digital transformation through the Covid-19 pandemic. Tan Chor Sen, Head of International,...
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COMMENTARY

TEMASEK’S PORTFOLIO NET VALUE CROSSES US$286 BILLION

Temasek Holdings on Tuesday (Jul 12) reported a record net portfolio value that crossed S$400 billion for the first time, while predicting a slower investment pace ahead. In the financial year…

ASSET MANAGEMENT

PHILIPPINE LAWMAKERS PROPOSE US$4.9 BILLION SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUND

Philippine lawmakers have proposed a US$4.9 billion sovereign wealth fund to be chaired by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr to boost growth, but critics warn it will be prone to graft…

FINTECH

SURGING DOLLAR CAUSES PAIN GLOBALLY

A surging US dollar is making local currencies weaker and contributing to skyrocketing prices of everyday goods and services. A surging United States dollar makes their local currencies weaker, contributing…

BANKS HAVE ONLY 20% OF FLEXIBLE FUNCTIONALITY TO IMPRESS CUSTOMERS

Mobiquity has today released its latest Digital Banking Features Radar, which reveals banks have only 20 per-cent of flexible functionality to impress customers by innovating and differentiating their digital banking…