Bank Negara plans multinational Islamic bank and to award licence in third quarter

A licence for the bank to create Asia's first multinational Islamic bank will awarded in the third quarter. This has the possibility to increase the ability of syariah-compliant lenders to carry out larger sukuk deals, after global sales more than doubled to US$14.7bil this year.
Five Pillars, an Islamic finance advisory firmfrom Singapore revealed its oppinion that it thinks that the amount may grow to about US$10bil in six to 10 years.