Dr Adnan Alias

Maldives Islamic Bank and Malaysian financial institute to sign agreement

Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB) and Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM) will sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to set up the first Islamic bank in Maldives.
According to the agency, the agreement will bind both parties to co-develop Islamic finance in Maldives through extensive study of Maldives’ legal and banking framework to create a harmonise environment for the growth of Islamic finance.
MIB Chairman Khalid Khaled Al-Aboodi and IBFIM Chief Executive Officer Dr Adnan Alias will sign the agreement during the Global Islamic Finance Forum (GIFF) to be held from October 25-28 in Kuala Lumpur.
The agency quoted MIB Managing Director Harith Harun as saying that the bank is expected to be established within the next six months.

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