Islamic Banking

Demand for Islamic banking set to soar in South Asia, SEA

The large untapped population in these regions and government support will drive long-term expansion.
3 months ago

Demand for Islamic banking set to soar in South Asia, SEA

The large untapped population in these regions and government support will drive long-term expansion.
3 months ago

Retail financing to anchor Malaysian Islamic banks amidst downturn

Financial growth will drop but will remain higher due to Islamic banking expansion.
10 months ago

Malaysia's need for financing will keep sukuk market afloat: Moody's

Sovereign sukuk issuance soared 39.2% on COVID-related budget pressures in H1.
10 months ago

CIMB Bank, CIMB Islamic Bank cut rates by 25bp

All financing facilities based on BLR and BFR will be slashed 0.25%.
1 year ago

New regulation may promote Islamic banking in the Philippines

But Islamic banks are not expected to take significant market share in the medium term.
1 year ago

Malaysia's Islamic banks pull ahead of Indonesia in the digital curve

CIMB Group has pledged to invest $477m over the next five years to strengthen its digital platforms.
1 year ago

Regulatory uncertainty fails to cripple Bangladesh's Islamic banks

Islamic financing accounted for more than 24% of total financing in Bangladesh.
1 year ago

Islamic financing in Indonesia lags Malaysia and Brunei

Government initiatives could boost halal economy and bolster demand for Islamic financial services.
1 year ago

Indonesia's Islamic banks narrow earnings gap with conventional lenders

Return on assets rose to 1.5% in 2018 from 0.8% in 2017.
2 years ago

How compatible are blockchain and Asia's growing Islamic banking sector?

Lenders are adopting the technology in Shariah compliant smart contracts.
2 years ago

Chart of the Week: What's dragging the growth of Islamic banks in ASEAN?

Malaysia and Indonesia are still trailing behind their GCC peers.
2 years ago

Malaysia urges Islamic lenders towards 'value-based' banking

Nine out of 27 banks have adopted the system.
2 years ago

Outdated property rules may bite Malaysia's Islamic banks

Real estate treatment by lenders still reflect Basel II norms.
2 years ago

Foreign Islamic banks may soon be able to set up shop in the Philippines

A bill seeking to organise such lenders has passed committee level.
2 years ago

BRI rejects rumours of Sharia bank stake purchase

The purchase may need more foresight as the bank in question has high bad loan levels.
3 years ago

Can Islamic fintech gain momentum in Malaysia?

Analysts believe in the sector's growth potential to buoy loan growth in the next five years.
3 years ago

Is Islamic financing the future of Malaysian banks?

It grew 10.3% unlike conventional banks which rose marginally by 1.7% in 2017.
3 years ago