AWARDS

OUTCOME: 15TH ANNUAL DEAL & SOLUTION AWARDS

10 December 2021: Hong Kong: A record number of submissions were received from across the region this year. Although the average number of key deals submitted per bank was marginally…

ISLAMIC FINANCE

CENERGI SEA ISSUES RM210M GREEN SUKUK

Cenergi SEA Bhd has successfully issued its inaugural RM210 million Senior Islamic Medium-Term Notes, which would enable it to effectively manage...
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GLOBAL ISLAMIC FINANCE ASSETS TO REACH US$4.94t IN 2025

Global Islamic finance assets are projected to reach US$4.94 trillion (US$1=RM4.17) in 2025, according to financial markets data provider Refinitiv....
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MALAYAN CEMENT LAUNCHES RM2 BILLION ISLAMIC FACILITY

KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Investment Bank and United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (UOB Malaysia) have been appointed as the underwriters and...
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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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SME

COMMENTARY

INFLATION IS A CHALLENGE EXCEPT IN ASIA

By Robin Harding The world is experiencing a dramatic bout of inflation. Except for the places where it is not. Sharp price rises in the United States and United Kingdom —…

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

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…

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…