MIFC Epicentre June 2017 / Ramadhan 1438H
 
A number of market development and regulatory efforts have taken place in the African region in recent years as there is a clear set of potentials for Islamic finance to play a role in African countries to diversify their sources of funding. As the world’s largest untapped growth market for Islamic economy, Africa is expected to attract more Islamic finance players in the future to support the governments’ need for raising capital for infrastructure, improve financial inclusion and stimulate economic activities in the region.
   
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:
FinTech Session On Campus
INCEIF had an interactive session on the latest developments in Fintech with members of the Fintech Association of Malaysia (FAOM) and the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) team in charge of Fintech. The Financial Technology Enabler Group (FTEG), an inter-department working group within BNM, recently launched “Fintech Hacks”, a call for participation to enable the public to submit ideas and problems to improve financial services sector by leveraging on new and emerging technologies.
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Finance Accreditation Agency awarded full academic accreditation to HBMSU Master's Program in Islamic Banking and Finance
The evaluation was based on the FAA’s international standards relating to accreditation of finance-related academic and learning programs, that is guided by internationally-benchmarked quality assurance processes and first-in-the-world learning standards on Islamic finance.
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