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Facts about International Islamic Liquidity Management Corp (IILM)

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27 October 2010
  • The International Islamic Liquidity Management Corp (IILM) is a collaborative effort by 11 central banks or monetary agencies, as well as two multilateral organisations to assist institutions offering Islamic financial services in addressing their liquidity management. The initiative will also facilitate greater investment flows for the Islamic financial services industry. The IILM will also be part of their efforts to enhance cross-border flows and also as part of an initiative to facilitate the growing significance of the international dimension of Islamic finance and its increased role in the international financial system
  • The IILM is expected to be operational within the first half of next year and be based at Petronas’s Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur.


  • Shareholders – The regulators collaborating with Bank Negara Malaysia for the setup of IILM would be the shareholders of the initiative, as well as sit on its board whom each would contribute US$5 million (RM15.5 million) as their capital for IILM.
  • Signatories- 13 signatories for the setup of IILM such as BNM, the central banks of Indonesia, Iran, Luxembourg and the United Arab Emirates, and multilateral organisations such as The Islamic Development Bank and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector


  •  The IILM will issue short-term papers in international reserve currencies, such as the US dollar and the euro
  • The initial ones will be in major currencies because it is to facilitate cross-border liquidity management

Written by Suapi Shaffaii

October 28, 2010 at 11:26 am

Bank Negara: issuance of two mega Islamic bank licences & establishment of International Islamic Liquidity Management Corp (IILM)

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Points of Essence:
  • Two foreign  banks had been shortlisted for the Central Bank of Malaysia’s newest mega Islamic banking licences
  • Newly established International Islamic Liquidity Management Corp (IILM) looks set to issue short term Islamic papers by first half of next year.
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara will announce one mega Islamic bank by this year under its plan to issue up to two mega Islamic banking licences.

“We will announce one mega Islamic bank,” governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz said yesterday on the sidelines of the Global Islamic Finance Forum 2010.

It was previously reported that Malaysia had shortlisted two foreign banks to be licensed as mega Islamic banks with a minimum capital of US$1bil each under the Government’s financial sector liberalisation measures announced last year.

On the country’s economy, she said Malaysia would remain firmly on its recovery growth path this year given the strong domestic economy.

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Written by Suapi Shaffaii

October 27, 2010 at 11:05 pm

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