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Business 21 Oct 2015 | 7:03 AM

Tougher times ahead for Islamic finance as core markets slow

SINGAPORE: A decision by DBS Bank to wind down a joint venture with Gulf investors is more than a setback for Singapore's biggest lender - it's a sign that tougher times lie ahead for Islamic finance worldwide.

Business 23 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

Tenaga unit plans Malaysia's third-biggest Islamic bond

KUALA LUMPUR: Jimah Power East Sdn Bhd is pushing ahead with the nation’s third-biggest sukuk sale even as tensions over a donations probe show no signs of abating.

Business 08 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia hopes new tools will boost appeal to foreign Islamic banks

JAKARTA: Indonesian regulators are promoting new syariah-compliant financial tools and considering easing foreign ownership limits for domestic Islamic banks, seeking to make the sector more appealing to foreign lenders.

Business 25 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM

Crest Builder to focus on property development

KUALA LUMPUR: Construction firm Crest Builder Holdings Bhd, which has an orderbook of RM350mil, will focus on property development to make better profits.

Business 16 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM

SC cuts approval time for investment products

KUALA LUMPUR: The Securities Commission (SC) has implemented a major reform in its funds and product approval regime, which will significantly reduce time-to-market for wholesale products which include wholesale funds, structured products, bonds, sukuk and asset-backed securities.

Business 15 Jun 2015 | 7:53 PM

SC cuts time-to-market for wholesale products

KUALA LUMPUR: The Securities Commission (SC) on Monday implemented a major reform in its funds and product approval regime which will significantly reduce time-to-market for wholesale products.

Business 05 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia's Sukuk expansion plans hinges on the private sector

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s efforts to create a market for ethical Islamic bonds (sukuk) are the latest in a series of government-led initiatives to develop Islamic finance, but further expansion will require a greater buy-in from a sometimes reluctant private sector.

Business 04 Jun 2015 | 2:42 PM

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Business 04 Jun 2015 | 12:49 PM

Malaysia's ethical sukuk adds to market width

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's efforts to create a market for ethical Islamic bonds (sukuk) are the latest in a series of government-led initiatives to develop Islamic finance, but further expansion will require a greater buy-in from a sometimes reluctant private sector.

Business 06 Mar 2015 | 8:16 AM

Petronas begins US$17bil bond and sukuk drive

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian energy company Petronas began roadshows on Thursday to raise up to $17 billion from conventional and Islamic bonds, or sukuk, for working capital. State-owned Petronas met potential investors for a $15 billion multi-currency conventional bond programme and a one-off dollar-denominated sukuk issuance of $2 billion, two sources told Reuters.