MIFC Epicentre August 2014 / Zulkaedah 1435H
 
As many as 70 countries, and more than 600 financial institutions, offer Shariah-compliant financial products; firmly establishing Islamic finance as an alternative financial system, achieving USD1.91tln of global in the first half of 2014, expectations of surpassing the USD2tln asset mark globally during 3Q14.
   
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:
International Experts To Lead Dialogue on Financial Connectivity at GIFF 2014
The Global Islamic Finance Forum (GIFF) 2014 from 2nd to 4th September 2014 will feature more than 100 influential thought leaders from the global sphere to share insights and experiences on key issues confronting the development of the Islamic finance industry. GIFF 2014 marks the first time the industry has taken the lead in hosting the forum, and this will be reflected by the industry-driven discussions held during the event, highlighting key issues and considering practical solutions to equip industry players in facing global challenges.
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Keynote Address At The Islamic Finance Education: Global Roundtable Discourse
Keynote address shared the thought on the subject of talent enrichment, in particular, the ways to enhance the study programme for Islamic finance and the efforts to develop high quality and comprehensive academic curriculum standards for Islamic finance.
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SC Introduces Sustainable and Responsible Investment Sukuk framework
The Securities Commission Malaysia launched the Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) Sukuk framework to facilitate the financing of sustainable and responsible investment initiatives. The proposal on the SRI sukuk framework was first announced in the 2014 budget speech. The launch of the SRI sukuk framework is in line with the initiative set out under the SC’s Capital Market Masterplan 2 to promote socially responsible financing and investment.
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