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Islamic finance gets a boost from SGF

Posted on 10 January 2011

From Arabnews.com: Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) that are authorized by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the central bank, and the Securities Commission Malaysia, the securities regulator, and have been operating in the country have six months to comply with all requirements of the new Shariah governance framework (SGF) for Islamic financial institutions which was introduced by Malaysia late last year and which became effective on Jan. 1.
According to Bank Negara, by the end of June 2011 each IFI authorized and operating in Malaysia is required to confirm the status of compliance with the framework, which was adopted pursuant to section 59 of the Central Bank of Malaysia Act 2009, section 53A of the Islamic Banking Act (IBA), section 69 of the Takaful Act (TA), section 126 of the Banking & Financial Institutions Act (BAFIA) and section 126 of the Development Finance Institutions Act (DFIA)……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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