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null EPICENTRE April 2023: Malaysia's Islamic banking and takaful industry sustained its growth


EPICENTRE April 2023: Malaysia's Islamic banking and takaful industry sustained its growth
Malaysia's Islamic banking and takaful industry
sustained its growth

The Malaysia’s Islamic banking and takaful industry sustained its growth and gained further share of the overall financial system in 2022. The industry also remained resilient with strong capital buffers to support financial intermediation activities, which has enabled a strong support of funding needs for businesses including micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as households and provision of wider financial protection to various communities. Key efforts undertaken include expansion of CAKNA Scheme to ease SMEs’ cash flow management, advancing digitalisation of Islamic financial services, pioneering Islamic transaction-based benchmark rate and promoting the climate and sustainability agenda including through the development of the VBIT Roadmap.

Download the infographic below for a summary on the growth and development of Malaysia’s Islamic banking and takaful industry in 2022 [
Access the full chapter on Promoting a Progressive and Inclusive Islamic Financial System in the BNM Annual Report 2022 here]

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