MIFC Epicentre November 2014 / Safar 1436H
 
The increasingly sophisticated and challenging financial environment in recent years has placed talent development and capacity building as a high priority objective for Islamic finance policy makers to achieve sustainable development in the industry. Moreover, the financial needs of the market participants continue to evolve, underpinned by the dynamic global financial conditions, which has also led to a need for greater human capital creativity and innovation in the Islamic finance sector.
   
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:
Governor's Speech at the Official Launch of the Expansion of SWIFT Office in Kuala Lumpur
SWIFT announces that it has doubled its office space in the Kuala Lumpur Corporate Services Centre, Malaysia, further strengthening its physical presence in the region to meet the growing needs of customers and the industry. SWIFT and the Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia and other stakeholders in the Malaysian Islamic financial community are also collaborating on the development of a new rulebook for the usage of SWIFT messages for Islamic financial transactions.
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Deputy Governor's Remarks at the Meeting of Central Bank and Monetary Authorities of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member Countries
Deputy Governor’s remarks on Malaysia’s Experience in Macroprudential Policies and Insights on Financial Inclusion. In advancing the Islamic financial inclusion agenda, crucial criteria such as injection of innovation and enhancement of products and services as well as distribution channels to reach targeted groups especially the rural areas are essential.
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Waqf Assets: Development, Governance And The Role Of Islamic Capital Market Book
The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has published a book on “Waqf Assets: Development, Governance And The Role Of Islamic Capital Market Book”. The growing focus on waqf is in line with overall efforts to identify new growth drivers to broaden and strengthen the development of the Islamic finance industry.
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