AFFIN Holdings

CIMB Research: Affin’s plan to acquire Bank Muamalat progressing

According to CIMB Equities Research, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are still high on Affin Holdings's agenda to support its future growth. Hence, Affin is still planning to acquire Bank Muamalat. The banking group has submitted the offer and is waiting for the response from the owner of Bank Muamalat. It could also be interested in bidding for HwangDBS Investment Bank. CIMB Research said Affin is now reportedly less keen to purchase Bank Ina Perdana in Indonesia due to the 40% shareholding cap imposed by the Indonesian central bank.

Malaysia's DRB-Hicom to sell 30 pct Bank Muamalat stake-source

DRB-Hicom wants to sell 30% of its 70% stake at the Bank Muamalat Malaysia that is partly owend by the Malaysian state. Malaysia's central bank has allowed AFFIN Holdings to enter talks with DRB-Hicom in order to reduce its stake to a maximum of 40%. Should the deal be successful, AFFIN would become the forth-largest Islamic bank measured by assets.

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