Malaysia hailed as most vital Islamic-finance hub


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is the world's most important Islamic-finance centre, although the richer Gulf states and Saudi Arabia have bigger Islamic banks and Indonesia the largest Muslim population, influential financial news magazine The Economist says. Malaysia also dominates the global market for sukuk, or Islamic bonds, the magazine said in an article headlined Banking on … Continue reading Malaysia hailed as most vital Islamic-finance hub

Sept 1981 – The Dawn Raid


A modern world story of David and Goliath By Leela Barrock There is something about Kumpulan Guthrie Bhd that strikes a cord with the underdog — though it is not quite clear why. Guthrie was, after all, never an underdog, it was instead, once upon a time, a market favourite. Neither was Guthrie ever a … Continue reading Sept 1981 – The Dawn Raid