AWARDS

17th BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AWARDS

Hong Kong – Monday, 12 June 2023: 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

AEON CREDIT (MALAYSIA) ISSUES SUKUK

Aeon Credit Service (Malaysia) has made its second issuance of sukuk wakalah under the Islamic commercial papers (ICP) programme of...
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UPSIDE WITH ISLAMIC FINANCING IN 2023

Demand for syariah-compliant instruments is expected to continue to rise in 2023, supported by strong economic growth amid robust oil...
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YTL POWER SECURES ISLAMIC TERM FINANCING FOR GREEN PROJECT

Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) and OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Bhd are the joint mandated lead arrangers for a RM1.10 billion Islamic...
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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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SME

WHY WE SHOULD INVEST IN SMEs

By Mark Bower-Easton at Oxford Capital  Amid reports that SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) will receive a further 10% in government...
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HOW TAPPING GREEN OPPORTUNITIES CAN HELP SMEs DO WELL

Asia is home to some of the world's fastest-growing economies. This rapid growth presents both opportunities and challenges for SMEs....
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SUPPORT SMEs TO HELP SHIFTING SUPPLY CHAINS IN ASEAN

Supporting Malaysia’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is vital as the global supply chains are shifting to Asean countries. Investment,...
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ASIA’S NEXT GENERATION SEEKING SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS

Second- and third-generation family businesses say sustainable investments are a priority like never before. By Amy Chew From Malaysia to Singapore...
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SINGAPORE INKS CROSS-BORDER PAYMENTS WITH INDONESIA & MALAYSIA

Singapore and Indonesia on Friday (Nov 17) announced the launch of a cross-border QR code payment linkage. The linkage will...
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COMMENTARY

WHY WE SHOULD INVEST IN SMEs

By Mark Bower-Easton at Oxford Capital  Amid reports that SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) will receive a further 10% in government funding in 2024, some investors are turning their attention towards…

ASSET MANAGEMENT

CONNECTING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE POTENTIAL OF STABLE RETURNS

EQUITY OVERVIEW The equity market in Vietnam has been on a tear over the last decade, with several major indices reaching record highs. Market gains have been driven by both…

FINTECH

NEW FISCAL BUDGET IN MALAYSIA AND MUCH NEEDED CONSOLIDATION

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s 2024 budget points to serious roadblocks in achieving further reform. What serves the country is disadvantageous to the ruling party, says this KL-based research analyst. Amalina…

US BITCOIN ETF: A GAMECHANGER FOR CRYPTO

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday (Jan 10) approved exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the price of bitcoin in a game-changer for the cryptocurrency industry which has been trying…