MIFC Epicentre May 2015 /  Syaaban 1436H
Today, most financial institutions recognise that the biggest question about social media is how it can best be applied in their business. Increasingly, this applies not just to retail banking, but investments as well. In a fast growing market such as Islamic finance, the information gained from direct interaction on social media is invaluable, as it would enable Islamic financial institutions to gauge market preferences for Shariah-compliant products and services.
Islamic Finance: Venturing into a New Region
On 19 May 2015, under the banner of “Malaysia: World Islamic Finance Marketplace”, both INCEIF and Bank Negara Malaysia hosted a Business Forum entitled “Internationalisaton of Islamic Finance". The event was held in conjunction with the 12th IFSB Summit in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Khazanah to Issue First Ringgit-denominated Sustainable and Responsible Investment Sukuk
Khazanah Nasional Berhad via a Malaysian-incorporated independent special purpose vehicle, Ihsan Sukuk Bhd, will be issuing its first Ringgit-denominated sustainable and responsible investment sukuk. The SRI Sukuk, which was mandated by the Khazanah Board of Directors, will be issued from Ihsan’s RM1.0bn Sukuk Programme, the first programme approved under Securities Commission Malaysia’s Sustainable and Responsible Investment Sukuk framework.
12th IFSB Summit Discusses the Core Principles for Islamic Finance Regulation and Reiterates Importance of Regulatory Cooperation for Cross-Border Integration
Thought leaders and key players of the Islamic financial services industry (IFSI) shared their views on the industry’s regulatory and supervisory issues at the 12th IFSB Summit, themed “Core Principles for Islamic Finance Regulation: Integrating with the Global Regulatory Framework”.
ISRA and SC Launch Joint Publication on “Islamic Capital Markets: Principles and Practices”
The “Islamic Capital Markets: Principles and Practices” offers in-depth body of knowledge on Islamic capital markets. The textbook articulately and critically presents the theories and concepts of Islamic capital markets without losing sight of their practical aspects.
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