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Amidst a mixed earnings performance around the world in 2015, Malaysia’s capital market posted modest growth over the course of the year. The sector grew by 2.1% in 2015, according to data compiled by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SCM), the capital market sector regulator, to reach RM2.82trn ($698bn) by the end of the year, which was 2.5...


In what ways has the development of Malaysia’s banking and IFS sector moved above and beyond that of its global peers?


Although funding conditions in Malaysia are tightening due to heightened macroeconomic risks, both domestically and abroad, the banking system as a whole remains profitable, liquid and well capitalised. The country’s 27 domestic and foreign banking institutions are amongst the most dynamic in the region, serving clients at home, as well as the...


To what extent is tighter liquidity a concern?


How will Malaysia’s extension of Basel III capital adequacy requirements to financial holding companies (FHCs) affect banking groups?


An early adopter of sharia-compliant financial systems, Malaysia is now reaping the benefits as it continues to consolidate its global lead in Islamic finance. Following 23 years since commercial banks were allowed to offer Islamic banking products, the sector has emerged as a formidable force in providing funding to the Malaysian economy and...

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