BI Give Green Light to Foreign Investors on Islamic Banking

Saturday, November 27, 2010 Label:
Indonesia's Islamic banking business is increasing from year to year to attract foreign investors to explore business area is non-usury. Bank Indonesia also gave the green light for investors who want to develop Islamic banking in the country.
BI deputy governor Muliaman D Hadad, said the huge potential of Islamic banking in Indonesia, which is big enough to make foreign investors interested to enter here. "Foreign investors who want to Islamic financial institutions just because we invite the Indonesian Sharia banking business increased from year to year, from previous market share of around two percent, it's been over three percent," Hadad said on the sidelines of a monthly seminar MES 'Important Role Good Corporate Governance, Business Institutions Against Sharia 'at Auditorium Menara Bank Mega, Wednesday (24/11).
He also appreciated the perpetrators of Islamic banking is largely a local player now has a role big enough for the development of Islamic banking industry homeland. For that, he argued, the application of good corporate governance globally understood in Islamic banking was important to apply for Islamic banking business to continue to develop well.
On the other hand, Hadad said, the MES representatives abroad among which there are in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and London were expected to play an active role in socializing the Indonesian Islamic financial industry to foreign parties.
Meanwhile, Director of the Directorate of Islamic Banking BI, E Mulya Siregar, said today that foreign investors still standby to participate actively involved in the Indonesian Sharia banking industry is the Asian Finance Bank (a subsidiary of Qatar Islamic Bank) and Al Baraka Bank. "Hopefully next year they have started there is an active step, while other foreign investors is merely calls only, no one has been positive," said Mulya.
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