AWARDS

TOP 5 FUNDS TO WATCH OUT FOR 2023: INDONESIA

Excellence across asset class Each year brings new challenges and 2022 was no exception. Investors in Indonesia and worldwide had to once again face an entirely unpredictable mix of events,…

ISLAMIC FINANCE

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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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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SME

PHILIPPINES 2022 GDP LIKELY GREW FASTER THAN 6.5-7.5%

The Philippine economy likely expanded much faster than the government’s target of 6.5% to 7.5% last year and is forecast...
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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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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

TOP 5 FUNDS TO WATCH OUT FOR 2023: INDONESIA

Excellence across asset class Each year brings new challenges and 2022 was no exception. Investors in Indonesia and worldwide had to once again face an entirely unpredictable mix of events,…

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…