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

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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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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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

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…