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May 31, 2010
ISLAMIC FINANCE INDUSTRY EXPANDING IN ASIA.
Forbes Asia
Malaysia is carving out its role as a major hub for international Islamic finance.
 
 
 
May 21, 2010
CALL FOR ISLAMIC FINANCE TRANSFORMATION.
The Malaysian Reserve
Muslim countries must continue to play leading role in tranforming Islamic finance into a widely accepted system that is central to long-term economic stability globally,said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak.
 
 
 
May 20, 2010
FIVE DEALS WORTH RM407.5M SIGNED.
The Star
Five separate memoranda of agreement (MoA) worth a total US$125.3Mil(RM407.54Mil),were signed at the 6th World islamic Economic Forum yerterday.
 
 
 
May 20, 2010
4 DEALS WORTH MORE THAN RM100m SEALED.
NST
FOUR initial and firm pacts,valued at more than RM100 million.They sealed between Malaysia and foreign parties on the first day of Sixth World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF 2010)in Kuala Lumpur.
 
 
 
May 19, 2010
NEED FOR KPIs TO MEASURE PERFORMANCE WITH INTERGRITY.
NST
KEY performance indicators(KPIs) should measure performance with intergrity and not based solely on high performance,according to the division head of a large conglomerate.
 
 
 
May 19, 2010
QATAR ISLAMIC BANK TO SELL RM2.44BILLION SUKUK IN 2010
The Malaysian Reserve
Qatar Islamic Bank SAQ,the Gulf state's biggest Shariah-compliant lender,plans to sell as much as US$750 Million (RM2.44 billion) of bonds in its first islamic debt offering,according to the company's chief executive.
 
 
 
May 19, 2010
THREE BANKS SEEK TO RAISE RM325 BILLION IN INDONESIA.
The Malaysian Reserve
Asian Finance Bank,European Finance House & Bank Muamalat Indonesia are seeking to raise funds via Shariah-compliant product.
 
 
 
May 19, 2010
Qatar Islamic Bank to Sell $750 Million Sukuk in 2010 (Update1).
Bloomberg News
Qatar Islamic Bank SAQ, the Gulf state’s biggest Shariah-compliant lender, plans to sell as much as $750 million of bonds in its first Islamic debt offering, according to the company’s chief executive.
 
 
 
May 19, 2010
THREE PARTIES SIGN INDONESIA ISLAMIC INVESTMENT PRODUCTS PACT
Dow Jones News
The Asian Finance Bank, European Finance House and PT Bank Muamalat Indonesia Wednesday signed an agreement to develop more innovative Shariah compliant investment products for the Indonesian market.
 
 
May 18, 2010
ASIAN FINANCE BANK RAISES BFR TO 6 PER CENT
The Asian Finance Bank Bhd (AFB) will raise its base financing rate (BFR) to 6.00 per cent from its current 5.75 per cent, effective May 18.
 
 
May 18, 2010
CLARION CALL TO ENHANCE ISLAMIC FINANCE ROLE
For three days from May 18, Kuala Lumpur played host to many Muslim heavyweights. The event was the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) 2010.
 
 
May 17, 2010
FIVE DEALS WORTH RM407.5MIL SIGNED AT ISLAMIC ECONOMIC FORUM
Five separate memoranda of agreement (MoA), worth a total US$125.3mil (RM407.54mil), were signed at the 6th World Islamic Economic Forum yesterday.
 
 
May 11, 2010
INTERVIEW-CORPORATE BANKING, SUKUK TO BOOST ASIAN FINANCE GROWTH
Reuters
Malaysia-based Islamic lender Asian Finance Bank will boost its net profit by at least 30-40 percent this year as it beefs up its corporate banking and sukuk business, its chief executive said on Tuesday.
 
 
 
January 26, 2010
ASIAN FINANCE BANK PLANS US$150M FUNDS
Business Times, Bloomberg Wire and http://guanteik.blogspot.com/2010/01/asian-finance-bank-plans-us150m-funds.html
Asian Finance Bank, the Malaysian unit of Qatar’s biggest Islamic bank, plans to start funds worth at least US$150 million to invest in Asia to benefit from economic expansion in the region.