Wednesday, September 29, 2010

30 vie for BNM Islamic finance award

Thirty nominees from around the world are being considered for The Royal Award for Islamic Finance.

The Securities Commission (SC) and Bank Negara said in a joint statement that the nominations were being deliberated by an independent international jury chaired by Tun Musa Hitam, chairman of the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation.

“Unlike commercial awards which are deal-based, this award focuses on an individual’s record of achievement and outstanding contribution towards the advancement of Islamic finance globally,” they said.

“These 30 nominees represent the diversity and global acceptance of Islamic finance – from across all regions of the world including the Middle East, Europe, South-East Asia, Africa and Australia.

“This pool of influential drivers of global Islamic finance also includes non-Muslims and both genders.”

The Royal Award is spearheaded by the Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre and supported by Bank Negara and the SC.

(The Star, 21 Septemebr 2010)

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