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07 Sep 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 SEPTEMBER 2017 – Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia” or “The Exchange”) was named the ‘Best Islamic Exchange 2017’ at the Global Islamic Finance Awards 2017 held on 6 September 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The award was presented in recognition of Bursa Malaysia-i, the world’s first end-to-end Shariah investing platform which was launched a year ago.

Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan, the Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia said, “We are honoured to accept the ‘Best Islamic Exchange 2017’ award. This marks the third consecutive year that Bursa Malaysia has won the award from the Global Islamic Finance Awards. We are proud of the recognition from the international Islamic financial community for the outstanding achievement of our Islamic Capital Market and the development of Bursa Malaysia-i as the world’s first end-to-end Shariah investing platform. It is a testimony of our position on the global stage as the international Islamic capital marketplace for fund raising and Shariah investing. This award gives us further impetus to continue to spur the growth and vibrancy of the Islamic capital market on the domestic and global front.”

The introduction of Bursa Malaysia-i aims to deepen the Exchange’s role as a key Islamic capital market hub in the ASEAN region and beyond. The platform is a culmination of Bursa Malaysia’s long-standing commitment to making Malaysia a comprehensive Islamic investing hub that offers a broad suite of Islamic financial market instruments. The shift towards ethical or value-based investing is growing, particularly the demand for Shariah investing. Being the world’s first, Bursa Malaysia-i lends further credence to Malaysia’s position as the pre-eminent marketplace for Islamic and socially conscious-based financial offerings.

Best Islamic Exchange 2017 Award

Professor Humayon Dar, Chairman of Global Islamic Finance Awards presenting the ‘Best Islamic Exchange 2017’ award to Encik Shamsul Akmal Ahmad, the Director of Islamic Capital Market of Bursa Malaysia, at the Global Islamic Finance Awards 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.