Press Statement

Monday, 08 September 2014 15:17  Habhajan Singh

MALAYSIA emerged tops on various checkpoints for Islamic finance in a newly released global measurement of the industry, scoring high points for areas like sukuk growth and performance, Islamic mutual funds market, and the level of education and research.


Dr. Muhammad Akram Laldin (Executive Director, ISRA) receiving souvenir from Mr. Saeed Ahmad (Deputy Governor, State Bank of Pakistan) on the Occasion of Shariah Advisor's Forum


Ucapan Pembukaan


Muzakarah Cendekiawan Syariah Nusantara Kali Ke-7

di Fairmont Hotel, Singapura

29 Mei 2013


oleh Timbalan Gabenor - Muhammad bin Ibrahim




Bank Negara Malaysia will be hosting the third Global Islamic Finance Forum (GIFF). GIFF 2012 that will be held in Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur from 18 – 20 September 2012. The theme of the Forum is “Internationalisation of Islamic Finance: Bridging Economies”.

GIFF 2012 is a high-level multi-track event that brings together regulators, scholars and financial industry players who are key drivers in the global development of Islamic finance. This event is organised in collaboration with the Securities Commission, Malaysia, Bursa Malaysia, the Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM), Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA) and the International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA). The main coordinator for the event is the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM).


Bank Negara Malaysia akan menjadi tuan rumah bagi Forum Kewangan Islam Global Ketiga (GIFF) yang akan berlangsung dari 18 hingga 20 September 2012 di Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.  Tema forum ialah  “Pengantarabangsaan Kewangan Islam: Meningkatkan Hubungan Ekonomi Antara Negara”.

GIFF 2012 merupakan acara yang merangkumi pelbagai program peringkat tertinggi yang diadakan secara serentak dengan mempertemukan pengawal selia, cendekiawan dan peserta industri kewangan yang menjadi peneraju utama dalam pembangunan kewangan Islam global.  Forum ini dianjurkan bersama-sama dengan Suruhanjaya Sekuriti Malaysia, Bursa Malaysia, Persatuan Institusi Perbankan Malaysia (AIBIM), Persatuan Takaful Malaysia (MTA) dan Akademi Penyelidikan Syariah Antarabangsa dalam Kewangan Islam (ISRA). Penyelaras utama forum ini ialah Institut Perbankan dan Kewangan Islam Malaysia (IBFIM).


Bank Negara Malaysia announces today the establishment of International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA).

The establishment of ISRA is to promote applied research in the area of Shariah and Islamic finance. It will also act as a repository of knowledge for Shariah views or fatwas and undertake studies on contemporary issues in Islamic financial industry. ISRA will contribute towards strengthening human capital development in the areas of Shariah and provide platform for greater engagement amongst practitioners, scholars, regulators, academicians via research and dialogues, both in the domestic and international environment.


Global Launch of Thomson Reuters Islamic Finance Gateway
by Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia


“A milestone towards a more efficient and internationally integrated global Islamic financial system”


In this more challenging global economic and financial environment, Islamic finance has remained dynamic with a steady pace of innovation and fast growing as its expansion has gained momentum. This has demonstrated not only its viability and resilience but only its ability to meet changing demands and to remain competitive. This decade has also seen the increased internationalisation of Islamic finance as it extends it outreach to serve the global community. The accelerated development of the Islamic financial markets and the supporting international Islamic financial architecture as well as the increased trend towards liberalisation have increased the integration of Islamic finance into the international financial system.