Islamic Fixed Deposit (GIA-i) Rate Comparison Table, July 2010

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Yesterday, we look at conventional fixed deposit rate for July 2010. However,  if you prefer to deposit in Islamic Fixed Deposit Account or commonly known as General Investment Account (GIA-i) instead of conventional fixed deposit account, the rates are shown in the table below.

Kindly note that, the rate showed in the table below are only indicative. It means that, the rates may changes according to agreed profit sharing ratio.

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Sukuk 1Malaysia 2010 Open for Subscription

kementerian kewangan

As posted before on Sukuk 1Malaysia 2010 (S1M 2010) , starting today 20th May 2010, fund subscription is opened to public. The subscription period is between 20th May to 9th June 2010.

If you are interested, make sure you subscribe quickly because the similar Sukuk Simpanan Rakyat (SSR) with bigger fund size launched last year was fully subscribed within 9 days. Assuming similar subscription rate, Sukuk 1Malaysia 2010 may be fully subscribed in 4 to 5 days.

The main different between S1M 2010 and SSR is you may sell or purchase after the subscription period subjected to fund availability. However, please bear in mind that any purchase made after the subscription period you will be charged 0.1% from purchase value.

If you want to know how to calculate profit made from S1M 2010, you may refer to the formula below.

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Latest BLR & BFR Rate, May 2010

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Following Bank Negara decision to raise Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) by 25 basis points to 2.5% last week, some banks in Malaysia start to revise up their Base Lending Rate (BLR) and Base Financing Rate (BFR).

This is the second time in 2010 that Malaysian have to bear the burden of higher interest rate. The first increase was implemented in March 2010.

Maybank, CIMB Bank, Public Bank, RHB Bank and Bank Islam have increased their BLR & BFR by 25 basis point to 6.05% from 5.80% previously. Other bank will follow suit.

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Sukuk 1Malaysia 2010 with 5% Return per Year

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After receiving a good response from general public on Sukuk Simpanan Rakyat (SSR) launched last year, Government will be issuing a new RM3bil worth of Sukuk 1Malaysia 2010.

Bank negara was appointed on behalf of The Ministry of Finance to issue the Sukuk. The sukuk, which will be scripless and based on Shariah principles.

It has a 3-year tenure and offers a return of 5% per annum. Profit payments will be made on a quarterly basis through the sukukholders’ accounts with their agent banks.

If you are interested to subsrcribe, you may apply during the subscription period starting from 20th May to 9th June 2010. You better make a quick decision as the previous Sukuk Simpanan Rakyat (SSR) were fully subscribed within nine days.

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Investment Opportunity in Bank Persatuan

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Koperasi Bank Persatuan Malaysia Berhad or Bank Persatuan is a cooperative organization and it was established on 7th June 1950 under the name ‘The Province Wellesley Cooperative Banking Union Limited’ in Butterworth, Penang.

Bank Persatuan is in the process of upgrading their operation from credit cooperative to become second cooperative bank in Malaysia after Bank rakyat. They expected to become a cooperative bank by July 2010 after meeting the condition set by Bank Negara Malaysia. The main condition is to have RM300 million paid up capital.

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