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

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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CAGAMAS CLOSES PRICING FOR RM1.3B BONDS, SUKUK

CAGAMAS Bhd announced its pricing of RM1.3 billion equivalent worth of bonds and sukuk. Proceeds from the issuances will be...
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MAYBANK IB: STRONG DEMAND FOR SUSTAINABILITY BOND & SUKUK IN 2022

Maybank Investment Bank Bhd (Maybank IB) expects the strong demand for sustainability bond and sukuk in the local market to...
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MALAYSIA DOMINATES IN SUKUK: MOODY’S

Emerging Market (EM) sukuk issuances rose by nearly eight per cent to around US$160 billion (US$1=RM4.19) in 2021 from US$149...
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SME

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

ASEAN REMAINS ATTRACTIVE: UOB ASSET MGMT

The Asean region will continue to be a supportive and attractive investment destination in the long term as its young population promises a vibrant economy, backed by primary economic sectors…

FINTECH

THAILAND CATCHES UP TO SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA ON VIRTUAL BANKING

The Bank of Thailand says it plans to issue guidelines for digital banks by June. Thailand is preparing rules for the setting up of virtual banks, set to join peers…

ASEAN FINTECH FUNDING TRIPLES TO $3.5B IN 2021

Financial technology (fintech) funding in Southeast Asia jumped more than three times in the first nine months of this year compared with full-year 2020, reaching a record $3.5 billion, a…