Bank Islam

Do you know how big is Malaysian Banks in terms of their assets size, loans size or market capitalization? Which banks biggest & which one is the smallest? With the recent news that Hong Leong Bank going to acquire EON Bank, it is interesting to see the ranking of Malaysian Banks.

The table below shows Malaysian Banks ranking based on their assets size, loan size & market capitalization as at the end of 2009. International banks and non-public listed are excluded from the lists.

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bank islam

Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd launched a new Islamic structured investment product called Ziyad NID-i. This is the second Islamic Structured Investment by Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad. Ziyad NID-i is a 5 year investment in the form of Islamic Negotiable Instruments (INI) based on the concept of Mudharabah Muqayyadah.

Ziyad NID-i is designed for investors who hold the view that Asia’s equity market will recover in the medium-to-long term.

Ziyad NID-i will be invested in a basket of six stocks that are expected to benefit from massive stimulus plans undertaken by various Asian governments. The stocks are China Mobile Ltd and CNOOC Ltd from China, Panasonic Corp, Canon Inc and KDDI Corp from Japan, and Australia’s BHP Billiton.

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