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Posted in Asia islamicbanking

South and Southeast Asia a bright growth spot for Islamic banking, says Moody’s

SELANGOR: Growth prospects for Islamic banking will remain strong in South and Southeast Asia (SEA) over the long term with demand expected to be driven…

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Posted in Asia Tourism

Developing Muslim-friendly tourist industry to ensure sustainability

JAKARTA: According to Global Islamic Economy Indicator Report 2020, the spending of Muslims on travel increased by 2.7 per cent in 2019 from $189 billion…

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Posted in Asia Halal

Understanding the Islamic perspective of Covid vaccines

KUALA LUMPUR: While Malaysia awaits its first consignment of the COVID-19 vaccine next month, certain quarters are still disputing the safety and halal status of…

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Posted in Business and Banking

Corporate sukuk to grow slow in 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Domestic corporate sukuk are in a better position than during the global financial crisis or the Asian financial crisis supported by moderately leveraged…

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Posted in Tourism

Taiwan keen on encouraging more Muslim tourists from Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Taiwan is keen on encouraging more Malaysians especially Muslims to visit the island republic as it continues to expand its halal hub facilities…

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University highlights importance of Islamic Finance education

KUALA LUMPUR: With the rising importance of Islamic Finance in the global financial services industry, the University of Reading Malaysia is positioning itself to be…

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Marrybrown hopes to be 1st halal fast food to enter Japan in time for 2020 Olympics

KUALA LUMPUR: THE Marrybrown restaurant chain, is expected to be the first halal fast food brand to enter the Japanese market with opening of outlets…

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Malaysia University lecturer receives King Faisal International Prize 2018 award

KUALA LUMPUR: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) lecturer Prof Dr Irwandi Jaswir has been awarded the King Faisal International Prize 2018 for his contribution to…

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Malaysia’s big market for modest wear

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian engineer Aliaa Mohd Sharizan likes to keep ahead when it comes to fashion. In a country where most Muslim women wear a…

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BTMU provides $353m Islamic loan to Malaysian Saudi Telecom unit

TOKYO: The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ has provided an Islamic syndicated loan to a Malaysian affiliate of Saudi Arabia’s state-owned telecom company, Saudi Telecom. The…

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