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Friday June 22, 2012

Global forum to discuss growth of Islamic finance

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara will host the third Global Islamic Finance Forum (GIFF), beginning Sept 18, to discuss and exchange views on the growth and opportunities in the internationalisation of Islamic finance and strengthening cross-border economic interlinkages.

The GIFF 2012 is a high-level multi-track event that brings together regulators, scholars and financial industry players who are key drivers in the global development of Islamic finance.

The event is organised in collaboration with the Securities Commission, Bursa Malaysia, Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia, Malaysian Takaful Association and International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance.

The main coordinator for the event was the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia, said the central bank in a statement.

Several multi-track events would be held concurrently with GIFF 2012 which, among others, would include the Global Islamic Liquidity Management Conference, Islamic Microfinance and Financial Inclusion Forum, Bridging Economies Forum, Global Islamic Finance Taxation Forum and a SME Workshop on Leveraging on Islamic Financing Opportunities, it said.

Senior officials from regulatory agencies, statutory bodies, government agencies, Islamic and conventional financial institutions, financial market players and professional services in Malaysia and abroad can participate in the event, which is by invitation, by registering on the GIFF 2012 website, www.GIFF.com.my. — Bernama

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