Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific

Bangladesh Bank to Assume the IFSB Chairmanship for 2019

The Council of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) today resolved to appoint its Chairman and Deputy Chairperson for the year 2019. H.E. Fazle...

Golden Moment for Fintech Startup

Less than two years since the launch of its savings application, Malaysian fintech company HelloGold recorded another milestone when it won Best Islamic Wealth...

Find Shelter from Financial Crisis in Shariah Stocks, Study Says

Investors looking for a safe haven in turbulent financial markets should consider Islamic equities, according to a recent study. Restrictions on debt and the diverse...

Malaysian Investors Waking Up to Islamic Tech Start-Ups

Investor interest in Malaysian Islamic economy-focused technology start-ups is starting to grow but the sector is underserved by a lack of innovation, say local...

Pakistani Government to Pledge Discos Assets with Islamic Banks

The government of Pakistan has decided to pledge the assets of Discos and Gencos as surety with Islamic banks to cope with the ballooning...

Private Sector to Re-Green India’s Wastelands

What is the best strategy for increasing green cover outside recorded forest areas? Leasing of wasteland to the corporate sector for re-greening is among...