MALAYSIA: Malaysian government and central bank issue Islamic papers
PAKISTAN: State Bank of Pakistan injects PKR743 billion (US$3.46 billion) into banks with 15.11% return rate, The Express Tribune reports
PAKISTAN: Rafah National Savings holds first Shariah board meeting; two Islamic products approved
PAKISTAN: Habib Bank opens new Islamic banking branch in Lahore, The News International reports
SOMALIA: IsDB assures it is working with Somalia to promote socioeconomic development and prosperity
UAE: Dubai Financial Market to allow Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange licensed brokerage firms to become derivatives members
PAKISTAN: State Bank of Pakistan automates verification of refinance claims under Export Finance Scheme
MALAYSIA: APM Automotive Holdings issues Islamic medium-term note worth RM50 million (US$11.22 million)
SAUDI ARABIA: Council of Cooperative Health Insurance renews company qualification of Buruj Cooperative Insurance Company for one year
SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Capital Market Authority board issues resolution to refer two companies to Public Prosecution
MALDIVES: Maldives procures medical equipment for frontline workers and health facilities with funding from IsDB totaling US$34.1 million to date
MALAYSIA: CIMB Islamic Bank to partner with Yayasan Waqaf Malaysia and Yayasan Belia Malaysia for Rider Entrepreneur Programme 2022
MALAYSIA: Malaysia Venture Capital Management welcomes Noor Amy Ismail as COO and Paramjit Singh Gill as chief investment officer
MALAYSIA: Ranhill Solar Ventures proposes Sukuk Murabahah program of up to RM310 million (US$69.54 million); ‘AA3/Stable’ rating assigned
MALAYSIA: BGSM Management issues two Islamic medium-term notes worth RM350 million (US$78.52 million) combined
MALAYSIA: BGRB Venture issues RM4 million (US$897,332) unrated Islamic medium-term note on the 15th August 2022
INDONESIA: Indonesia Stock Exchange lists Sukuk issued by Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper, Sarana Multi Infrastruktur and Kereta Api Indonesia
BAHRAIN: Central Bank of Bahrain’s monthly Sukuk Salam issuance worth BHD43 million (US$113.35 million) oversubscribed
MALAYSIA: Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources launches Shariah compliant financing facility for skilled workers, Bernama reports
MALAYSIA: Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia partners with Darwinbox to digitalize human resources processes
INDONESIA: Indonesian regulatory and financial entities collaborate to encourage younger generation to participate in sustainable investing
SAUDI ARABIA: Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance appoints Loay Hisham Nazer as chairman of board; appoints other board members
ETHIOPIA: Kacha Digital Financial Services to finalize preparatory activities to launch Shariah compliant financial services
INDONESIA: Kereta Api Indonesia raises IDR4.6 trillion (US$313.08 million) through Sukuk and bonds; receives oversubscription of 2.3 times, Kontan reports
UAE: Pure Harvest Smart Farms eyes new Sukuk or conventional bond issuance to support expansion, Salaam Gateway reports
SAUDI ARABIA: Tamam Financing Company launches Murabahah financing to enable instant access to financing and flexible repayment options
OMAN: Oman Cement Company appoints Sohar Islamic Bank as mandated lead arranger for expansion project
OMAN: Bank Nizwa pledges OMR40,000 (US$103,547) to support flood-stricken communities in Rustaq and Al Awabi
GLOBAL: AAOIFI begins digital transformation and process automation journey; appoints Lyst Technologies to assist
MALAYSIA: Meem Gold & Jewellery receives Shariah compliance certification from Elzar Shariah Solutions and Advisory
MALAYSIA: Merchant commerce platform Pine Labs partners with Bank Simpanan Nasional to enable digital Pay Later
MALAYSIA: Malaysian banking associations increase security measures in response to iPay88 cybersecurity incident
UAE: Ajit Vijay Joshi resigns from position as non-independent, non-executive board member of Takaful Emarat Insurance for personal reasons
MALAYSIA: Sunway Treasury Sukuk issues RM50 million (US$11.24 million) one-month Islamic commercial paper
MALAYSIA: Bank Negara Malaysia prints short-term Shariah compliant papers
MALAYSIA: Bank Negara Malaysia and Securities Commission Malaysia to confer 6th Royal Award for Islamic Finance on 4th October 2022 in Kuala Lumpur
PAKISTAN: China Power Hub Generation Company closes short-term Sukuk worth PKR8 billion (US$36.28 million)
SAUDI ARABIA: Zahrat Al Waha for Trading Co renews Islamic financing facility worth SAR148.72 million (US$39.6 million) with Arab National Bank
AFGHANISTAN: IsDB provides US$525,000 to International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to meet humanitarian needs in Afghanistan
PAKISTAN: ZoodPay partners with Neem to introduce Shariah compliant inventory financing to online merchants
SAUDI ARABIA: Cornelius Alexander Ionnes Ankel resigns from Saudi Enaya Cooperative Insurance Co as board member
MALAYSIA: Sabah Credit Corporation issues RM200 million (US$44.95 million) Islamic medium-term note
INDONESIA: Bank Indonesia voices commitment to support development of women Shariah business players to accelerate inclusive economic growth
MALAYSIA: RAM reaffirms ‘AA3/Stable’ rating on Solar Management (Seremban)’s RM260 million (US$58.31 million) ASEAN Green SRI Sukuk (2020/2038)
SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Electric Company obtains US$3 billion international syndicated facility from 15 entities including Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
MALAYSIA: Mudajaya Land obtains Islamic financing facilities worth RM55 million (US$12.36 million) from Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia)
UAE: Mohammed Hussain Mohammed resigns from post as board member of Islamic Arabic Insurance Co
UK: Offa welcomes Sayful Rahman as new senior business development manager
SAUDI ARABIA: Al Alamiya for Cooperative Insurance Co appoints Waleed Khalid AL Dhubaib as non-executive board member
MALAYSIA: Gabungan AQRS proposes RM200 million (US$44.95 million) Islamic commercial paper/Islamic medium-term note program
2 March 2021
Kuala Lumpur 2nd March 2021 – Islamic Finance news (IFN), the Islamic finance industry's leading news platform, is pleased to announce the prestigious IFN Overall Deal of the Year 2020 accolade has been awarded to the Malaysian government for the Sukuk Prihatin facility worth RM666 million (US$164.64 million). Sukuk Prihatin brought a new approach to...
23 February 2021
Kuala Lumpur 23rd February 2021 – Islamic Finance news (IFN), the Islamic finance industry's leading media provider, has announced Pakistan’s Meezan Bank as the winner of the prestigious IFN Best Overall Islamic Bank 2020. Meezan Bank’s win comes in a year wrought with unprecedented difficulties due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Islamic bank rose...
16 October 2020
Kuala Lumpur 14th October 2020 – The annual IFN Service Providers Poll continues to be the benchmark of excellence honoring Islamic finance industry’s best in supporting operations, facilitating transactions, setting standards and rating transactions. The winners of the IFN Service Providers Poll 2020 displayed resilience during a challenging year, whilst remaining committed to service the...
1 October 2020
Kuala Lumpur 30th September 2020 – Eleven legal firms have been honored with the Islamic finance industry’s most prestigious accolades, the IFN Law Awards 2020, for their outstanding achievements in Shariah finance. The IFN Law Awards, by renowned Islamic finance media company Islamic Finance news (IFN), are the industry’s standard of Islamic finance legal excellence...
18 August 2020
London and Kuala Lumpur, 18 August 2020 - Moody’s Investors Service and Islamic Finance news (IFN) are proud to announce an exclusive collaboration to provide insights and analysis for Islamic finance worldwide. “This collaboration brings together Moody’s global Islamic finance expertise with IFN’s comprehensive and trusted coverage of Shariah compliant finance to serve a global...
5 August 2020
LONDON and KUALA LUMPUR, 5 August 2020 – Global Islamic finance expert REDmoney Group has entered into a strategic partnership with Islamic Finance Navigator and its platform Carrera Learning, a renowned learning provider in Islamic finance based in the UK. Commencing today, the partnership will see REDmoney Group and its flagship brand – Islamic Finance...
28 July 2020
Islamic fintech stakeholders have determined nine strategic priority areas that will further reinforce and enhance financial inclusion in Malaysia. All nine strategic priority areas were drafted based on the input given by the decision-makers and leaders from the Islamic finance industry, including the government, regulators and fintech community, during the ‘Islamic Fintech Dialogue 2020: Driving...
22 July 2020
Kuala Lumpur 22 July 2020 – Renowned Islamic finance media and service provider, REDmoney Group introduces its IFN Advisory Board. REDmoney Group, through its reputable brands of Islamic Financial news (IFN) and REDmoney events, is looking to further enrich its brand value through obtaining insights and advice from a council of subject matter experts. The...