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(From left: Tan Sri Muhammad Ibrahim, Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia; Tan Sri Ranjit Ajit Singh, Chairman of Securities Commission; HRH Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah; Dato’ Adissadikin Ali, CEO of RHB Islamic Bank Bhd; Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar, Group Chairman of Amanie Advisors; Abdul Aziz Abdul Jalal, Chief Executive Officer of Centre of Research and Training (CERT)

KUALA LUMPUR: Securities Commission (SC) and The International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) have released a joint publication on ‘ṢSukuk: Principles & Practices’.

The textbook was launched by His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah here today.

It is the second publication under the collaboration between SC and ISRA, following the success of previous joint publication, ‘Islamic Capital Markets: Principles & Practices’ in 2015.

The SC and Khazanah Nasional Bhd are co-sponsors of the two initiatives.

The ‘ṢSukuk: Principles & Practices’ textbook focuses on the theories and practices governing sukuk across various jurisdictions while adopting a global perspective when discussing the subject.

It serves as a vital source of reference to academicians, students and practitioners to gain greater understanding on sukuk and in turn, contribute towards continuing growth and expansion of the sukuk market globally.

SC and ISRA said the launch of the textbook is timely in view of the increasing role of sukuk as an important source of capital formation to finance the development of a country’s economy.

“Malaysia continues to be the world’s largest sukuk market, characterised by the presence of innovative sukuk structures, diversity of domestic and foreign issuers and investors as well as availability of various maturities and currency denominations.

“The global significance of Malaysia’s sukuk market is the result of orderly development of the sukuk market ecosystem, and the broad acceptance of sukuk globally as a viable mechanism to raise capital as evidenced by the growing number of countries including non-Muslim ones that have issued or planning to issue sukuk,” they said in a joint-statement.

More recently, Malaysia witnessed the issuance of the world’s first green sukuk under SC’s Sustainable & Responsible Investment (SRI) Sukuk framework.

The green sukuk further affirmed the country’s efforts in product innovation as well as its position as a leading Islamic finance marketplace and its value proposition as a centre for sustainable finance.

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