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Malaysia's Public Bank seeks approval for $1.5 bln Basel III sukuk-IFR

The sharia compliant arm of Malaysia-based Public Bank has submitted a proposal to the central bank for a 5 billion ringgit ($1.5 billion) Basel-III compliant Islamic bond program. Public Islamic Bank, a wholly-owned unit of Public Bank, may emerge as the third issuer of Basel III compliant sukuk. AmIslamic, which established a Basel III compliant sukuk program for 3 billion ringgit on Feb 13, sold 200 million ringgit on Wednesday. RHB Capital received approval from the securities commission for a similar 1 billion ringgit program earlier this month. Besides, the country's conventional banks have begun issuing Basel III bonds; Public Bank issued medium-term notes worth 1 billion Malaysian ringgit last September.

Scheme launched for young adults to get 100% financing for new home

Young working adults can now buy themselves a new home without having to pay anything in down payment.
The My First Home Scheme is launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and will enable them to buy houses costing between RM100,000 and RM220,000 with a repayment period of up to 30 years. The scheme sees the participation of 25 conventional and Islamic financial institutions including major banks like AmBank, CIMB, Hong Leong, Maybank, Public Bank, RHB and Standard Chartered.

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