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null EPICENTRE December 2022: Malaysia continues to lead the IFDI global ranking for the 10th consecutive year


EPICENTRE December 2022: Malaysia continues to lead the IFDI global ranking for the 10th consecutive year
Malaysia continues to lead the IFDI global
ranking for the 10th consecutive year

In the recently published ICD-Refinitiv Islamic Finance Development Indicator (IFDI) Report 2022, Malaysia retained its first place in the overall ranking, for the tenth consecutive year. Malaysia also ranked first in four sub-categories, namely, financial performance, governance, awareness and sustainability. The report also covers growth prospects of the industry of which the global Islamic finance industry that is currently worth USD4 trillion in total assets in 2021 is expected to reach USD5.9 trillion by 2026. 
Download the infographic below to view the ranking, the Islamic finance industry landscape and the development of the ecosystem.

Drawing the 2022 curtain, this newsletter also provides a snapshot of key Islamic finance milestones in Malaysia throughout the year. Goodbye 2022, and Hello 2023!

The MIFC Team
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SC Unveils Principles-Based Sustainable and Responsible Investment Taxonomy for the Malaysian Capital Market

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BNM invites written feedback on Exposure Draft on Licensing and Regulatory Framework for Digital Insurers and Takaful Operators

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MTA, INCEIF University to develop Maqasid al-Shariah based VBIT scorecard for takaful

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Islamic Finance 2022-2023: Same constraints, new opportunities

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RECAP: Key Islamic finance developments and milestones in Malaysia in 2022
In January, BNM launched the Financial Sector Blueprint 2022 – 2026 which sets out BNM's development priorities for the financial sector over the next five years, including in Islamic finance.
In April, BNM announced the five successful applicants for the digital bank licences of which two applicants are to be licensed under the Islamic Financial Services Act 2013.
In July, the Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM) released the Value-based Initiative (VBI) 2021 Report which recorded the industry has intermediated RM146.6 billion in VBI-aligned initiatives (from October 2020 until September 2021).
In October, BNM and SC announced the establishment of the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) Leadership Council. The Council serves as a platform to provide industry stewardship in enhancing Malaysia’s proposition as a global marketplace and an international gateway for Islamic finance.
The Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA) launched the Value-based Intermediation for Takaful (VBIT) Roadmap in October to complement the VBIT framework. The VBIT Roadmap, which entails action plans and expected deliverables, aims to assist the takaful industry players in implementing key initiatives to unlock the potential of the industry towards a more sustainable finance ecosystem.
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