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Business 25 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia seeks ties with Bahrain in Islamic finance

Malaysia and Bahrain could move Islamic financial instruments to a higher plateau if the financial hubs of both countries could be connected, said Second Finance Minister Datuk Dr Jamaludin Jarjis.

Business 22 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

IDB: Loans for projects to continue

ISLAMIC Development Bank (IDB), which views Malaysia as a potential regional Islamic hub, will continue to provide loans and technical expertise to expedite the development of infrastructure, trade and financial services projects in the country, president Dr Ahmad Mohamad Ali said.

Business 30 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Capital markets important for emerging economies

With international reserves in Asia reaching US$3tril this month, capital markets have become increasingly important intermediation channels for emerging economies in the continent, said Kuwait Finance House (KFH).

Business 23 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

Citi confident of maintaining lead in Islamic finance underwriting

Citi, the rebranded Citigoup, is confident of maintaining its global market leadership in the underwriting of Islamic finance owing, among others, to its global distribution platform and the ability to structure quality deals.

Business 09 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Stirring the moribund corporate bond market

After a decade of robust growth, the corporate bond market seems to be cooling off. Unleashing the pent-up retail demand for bonds may be one way to go.

Business 10 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

AMB launches Islamic capital-protected fund

KUALA LUMPUR: Amanah Mutual Bhd (AMB), the subsidiary of Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd, has launched a Islamic capital-protected fund, AMD Dana Aqeel, to take advantage of the current strong demand by investors for such products.

Business 06 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Why are more firms issuing bonds?

PETALING JAYA: The recent announcements by state investment arm Khazanah Nasional Bhd and several listed companies to raise debt might have stemmed from demand in the market for such issuance after the relatively quiet first half of the year.

Business 27 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

Liquidity hampers sukuk

KUALA LUMPUR: Lack of liquidity in the secondary market remains a key issue for sukuk, according to Securities Commission deputy chief executive Datuk Dr Nik Ramlah Mahmood.

Business 01 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Stronger preference for bonds, sukuk

KUALA LUMPUR: The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) received a total of 19 corporate proposals in first quarter of this year, compared with 41 proposals in the preceeding quarter.

World 17 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Afghanistan mulls Islamic bonds, fearing Western cash cutback

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan, which has only a semblance of a capital market, intends to sell Islamic bonds as it braces for a possible sharp fall in Western financial support as the war against the Taliban winds down, a senior central bank official said this week.