AWARDS

11TH INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR-CORPORATE AWARDS 2021

12 July 2021, Hong Kong: These are the results of our eleventh annual poll to find Southeast Asia’s top companies. Instead of ranking two-dozen odd companies, we have once again…

ISLAMIC FINANCE

SAPURA ENERGY TO UPSIZE SUKUK FROM RM7B TO RM10B

Sapura Energy Bhd (SEB) has proposed to upsize its multi-currency sukuk programme to RM10bil in nominal value from the initial...
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US$1 BILLION IN DEMAND FOR KHAZANAH’S USD SUKUK

Khazanah Nasional Bhd returned to the US-dollar sukuk market where its dual-tranche offering attracted strong demand across Asia, Europe and...
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MALAYSIA ISSUES US$800 MILLION SUSTAINABILITY SUKUK, WORLD’S FIRST

Malaysia has issued US$800 million 10-year trust certificates, the world's first sovereign US dollar sustainability sukuk, the finance ministry said on...
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MALAYSIA DOMINATES GLOBAL SUKUK (39.2% MARKET SHARE)

Malaysia continues to dominate global sukuk markets in 2020 with a market share of 39.2 per cent despite the impact...
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ISLAMIC BANKING CONTINUES TO EXPAND

Malaysia’s Islamic banking sector continued to expand amid economic challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, said Fitch Ratings. Malaysia...
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SME

COMMENTARY

GREEN FINANCE IN DEMAND IN ASIA

Many companies and their leaders are increasing their focus on environmental, sustainability and governance (ESG) principles and taking steps to ensure such practices are embedded in the way they conduct…

ASSET MANAGEMENT

AFFIN HWANG RECORDED STRONG AUM GROWTH IN 2020

Affin Hwang Asset Management Bhd’s (Affin Hwang AM) total assets under administration (AUA) rose 26 per cent from RM58 billion at the start of 2020 to close the year at RM73 billion as…

FINTECH

9000 BANK BRANCHES TO SHUTTER IN SEA BY 2030

Traditional banks that do not adjust to meet evolving customer habits risk being overtaken by hungrier digital startups, according to big data firm ADVANCE.AI.  “Traditional banks and financial institutions (FIs) have…

C19 COULD COMPLICATE PHILIPPINES’ ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Snaking queues at Manila food banks have become a common sight as the economy continues struggling a year after the Philippines’ first coronavirus lockdown. It’s a sharp contrast to 2018,…