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Demand for Islamic banking set to soar in South Asia, SEA
25 Feb 21
The large untapped population in these regions and government support will drive long-term expansion.
Bangladesh's Standard Bank converts operations to a full Sharia'h bank
6 Jan 21
This makes it the 10th Islamic bank in the country.
Why is good corporate governance a must to operate Shari'ah based Banking in Bangladesh?
18 Nov 20
Each of the practices in Islamic finance is anchored on a particular belief – “money is not an earning asset in and of itself”....
Indonesia pushes ahead Islamic banks merger to form $15b entity
14 Oct 20
Bank Mandiri, Bank Negara Indonesia, Bank Rakyat Indonesia have agreed to combine Shariah-compliant units.
Retail financing to anchor Malaysian Islamic banks amidst downturn
12 Aug 20
Financial growth will drop but will remain higher due to Islamic banking expansion.
Malaysia's need for financing will keep sukuk market afloat: Moody's
12 Aug 20
Sovereign sukuk issuance soared 39.2% on COVID-related budget pressures in H1.
CIMB Bank, CIMB Islamic Bank cut rates by 25bp
6 Mar 20
All financing facilities based on BLR and BFR will be slashed 0.25%.
New regulation may promote Islamic banking in the Philippines
21 Jan 20
But Islamic banks are not expected to take significant market share in the medium term.
Malaysia's Islamic banks pull ahead of Indonesia in the digital curve
10 Nov 19
CIMB Group has pledged to invest $477m over the next five years to strengthen its digital platforms.
Regulatory uncertainty fails to cripple Bangladesh's Islamic banks
8 Oct 19
Islamic financing accounted for more than 24% of total financing in Bangladesh.
Islamic financing in Indonesia lags Malaysia and Brunei
3 Jul 19
Government initiatives could boost halal economy and bolster demand for Islamic financial services.
Malaysia and Indonesia go head-to-head on Islamic banking digitisation
1 Jul 19
Malaysian Islamic banks could lean on their parent groups cashing in to boost digital drive.
Indonesia's Islamic banks narrow earnings gap with conventional lenders
28 Feb 19
Return on assets rose to 1.5% in 2018 from 0.8% in 2017.
How compatible are blockchain and Asia's growing Islamic banking sector?
1 Nov 18
Lenders are adopting the technology in Shariah compliant smart contracts.
Chart of the Week: What's dragging the growth of Islamic banks in ASEAN?
31 Oct 18
Malaysia and Indonesia are still trailing behind their GCC peers.
How Bank Muamalat Indonesia used smart mapping technology to optimise its branch and ATM network
9 Oct 18
The bank enhanced 64% of its ATM's cost and acquired 10% more customers with 40% less branches.
Malaysia urges Islamic lenders towards 'value-based' banking
4 Oct 18
Nine out of 27 banks have adopted the system.
Outdated property rules may bite Malaysia's Islamic banks
17 Sep 18
Real estate treatment by lenders still reflect Basel II norms.
Foreign Islamic banks may soon be able to set up shop in the Philippines
16 Aug 18
A bill seeking to organise such lenders has passed committee level.
BRI rejects rumours of Sharia bank stake purchase
23 May 18
The purchase may need more foresight as the bank in question has high bad loan levels.
Can Islamic fintech gain momentum in Malaysia?
6 Apr 18
Analysts believe in the sector's growth potential to buoy loan growth in the next five years.
Is Islamic financing the future of Malaysian banks?
28 Mar 18
It grew 10.3% unlike conventional banks which rose marginally by 1.7% in 2017.
Malaysia expected to ride Islamic finance boom
15 Mar 18
Sukuk issuance amongst banks may grow as much as 13% in 2018.
These initiatives could help Malaysia remain a regional Islamic banking hub
25 Oct 17
New human capital development programmes will complement existing ones.
Asian Islamic banks seek synergies amidst sea change in fintech, regulations
24 Oct 17
Islamic banks are grappling with digitalisation which has taken conventional banks by storm.
Islamic banking's share of Malaysia's total banking system hits 29%
9 Oct 17
It grew from just 16.8% in 2010.
Here's why growth in Islamic banking will slow in the coming years
25 Jul 17
The slump in oil prices is one factor.
Competition amongst smaller Islamic banks set to intensify
12 Jul 17
That is if the Malaysia Building Society-Asian Finance merger will push through.
Sharia-compliant investment accounts at Malaysian banks hit US$16.7b in February
11 Apr 17
Growth will remain strong over the next 3-5 years.
GCC banks' funding pressures to ease in 2017
17 Mar 17
Omani and Qatari banks will benefit the most from easing funding conditions.
GCC Islamic banks beat conventional peers for the second consecutive year
15 Mar 17
After trailing for five years, GCC banks are now more profitable than their counterparts.
Bank BJB's Sharia NPL issues to persist
9 Mar 17
BJB’s total FY16 Sharia NPL soared back to 17.9%.
4 culprits behind Indonesian Islamic banks' muted profitability
14 Feb 17
Poor asset quality is one.
Bank BJB's profit up 19% to US$123m in FY16
8 Feb 17
Thanks to a 110bps increase in NIM.
Islamic banks turn to digital to serve underbanked Asian markets
20 Dec 16
Check out what OCBC NISP, Bank Dhofar, and CIMB Islamic have to say.
Global Islamic banking assets reached US$924b in 2015
13 Dec 16
Guess which country has the largest market share.
Malaysian banks' Islamic loan share reaches 27.9% of system loans in the first half of 2016
16 Nov 16
Growth will continue at a modest pace, says Fitch.
Malaysian Islamic banks outperform Indonesian counterparts
11 May 16
Malaysian Islamic banks have more established franchises and deeper market penetration.
Indonesian banks' Islamic non-performing financing surpasses conventional non-performing loans
11 May 16
It reflects the customers' higher risk profiles.
Islamic banks struggle with talent dearth as professionals lack full competency in Shariah
25 Nov 15
What talent development strategies could possibly work?
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