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MIFC Epicentre February 2015 / Jamadilawal 1436H
 
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries are emerging as a region of opportunity for Islamic finance. The financial sectors in the frontier CIS countries are expected to record robust growth in the near term, further supported by CIS governments’ moves towards re-integrating with the European Union.The region’s growing wealth and supportive regulatory structures, combined with the need for infrastructure financing and access to financial services for the population, provide the ideal circumstances for Islamic finance to take root.
   
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:
The Global Islamic Finance and Investment Group: Expanding The Frontiers of Islamic Finance
Bank Negara Malaysia and the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office co-hosted the second Global Islamic Finance and Investment Group (GIFIG) meeting at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur. This meeting follows the inaugural meeting held in London in March 2014. As with the previous GIFIG, a series of discussions were held between senior government officials and business leaders in Islamic finance around the world including the UK, Malaysia, Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE.
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The Official Launch of Maybank Islamic Shariah Centre of Excellence
Maybank Islamic Berhad’s Shariah Centre of Excellence (SCoE) was officially launched by Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz. In conjunction with the launch, Maybank Islamic also announced a few collaborative initiatives with INCEIF, The Global University of Islamic Finance.
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