MBSB still has RM1b conventional assets to be converted

KUALA LUMPUR (June 26): Non-bank lender Malaysia Building Society Bhd (MBSB) aims to convert its conventional assets worth about RM1 billion, which makes up about 10% of its assets, to Islamic assets over the next two years, as part of its plans to becoming an Islamic bank.

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Ideas: Property-related election pledges may hurt real estate market

PETALING JAYA (May 15): Election pledges made by the new Pakatan Harapan (Pakatan) government regarding affordable housing and the property market at large may hurt the industry as the new government seeks to further control the market which could potentially prevent its self-correction, said Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) senior fellow Dr Carmelo Ferlito.

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