MIFC Epicentre April 2016 / Jamadilakhir 1437H
 
The growing potential in Africa is expected to create more opportunities for Islamic finance, in light of its robust economic prospects and rising consumer base.  As  Islamic  financial  industry  continued  to experience  growth,  there  is  a  dire  need in  highly  skilled  and  talented  human capital  workforce  that  can  drive  the future  developments  and  innovations  of the  industry.
   
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:
Governor's Keynote Address at the Responsible Finance Summit
The theme gives strong recognition to the essential role of finance in driving sustainable development and growth in the world today. It is now almost a decade since the eruption of the global financial crisis. Despite the challenges, much progress has been made to forge a vision for a stronger post-crisis world. Whilst having to strike a balance between pursuing financial stability and the potential increased costs to financial intermediation, efforts have been made through the global financial reforms towards more sustainable financial systems.
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"Emas" Sukuk Status: Solidifying Malaysia's Position as a Multi-Currency Sukuk Marketplace
In conjunction with the Responsible Finance Summit 2016, Bank Negara Malaysia accorded the "Emas" status to the sukuk issuances of SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad, Axiata Group and Cagamas Berhad. The "Emas" status was conferred on 30 March 2016 at Sasana Kijang during the Summit, hosted by Bank Negara Malaysia.
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Kuala Lumpur to host Global Islamic Finance Forum 5.0 in May 2016 Theme, “Dream Big, Grow Beyond”
The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur will once again host the Global Islamic Finance Forum (GIFF), a major biennial event in the Islamic finance calendar, in May this year. With the theme, “Dream Big, Grow Beyond”, the three-day forum from Tuesday, 10th May to Thursday, 12th May, offers unique business and networking opportunities for industry practitioners, business leaders, regulators and Shariah scholars.
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