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The IFSB Disseminates Data of 2019Q3 for Islamic Banking Systems in Member Countries

Date posted: 11 February 2020

11 February 2020, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – The Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) is pleased to announce the dissemination of country-level data on financial soundness and growth of the Islamic banking systems for Q3 of 2019 from IFSB member jurisdictions. This 15th dissemination completed the availability of quarterly data from Q4 of 2013 to Q3 of 2019. This PISIFIs project currently involves compilation of data from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

The Secretary-General of the IFSB, Dr. Bello Lawal Danbatta stated, “This database project has come to its advanced phase (Phase IV:2017-2019), extending the number of reporting countries from 17 to 24 on regular dissemination of Islamic banking database.” In this regard, he appreciated the continued support of the Task Force members for timely collection and dissemination of the data. He further mentioned, “The IFSB has started implementation of a newly launched 3-year phase (Phase V), beginning 2020 as approved by the IFSB Council on 11 December 2019 with the objective of enhancing the database to new echelons by introducing new databases for takāful and Islamic capital market.”

The IFSB Task Force on PSIFIs – comprising representatives from 24 participating jurisdictions - has been importantly committed in facilitating the collection of Islamic banking data. A total of six regulator and supervisory authorities (RSAs) from takāful and four RSAs from Islamic capital markets sectors have joined the project to compile PSIFIs database for their respective sectors. The IFSB Secretariat has been regularly conducting capacity building workshops/meetings with the country representatives of the Task Force, where three international organisations – the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) – also the IFSB members, focusing on enhanced clarity and consistency of reporting indicators across jurisdictions. 

The PSIFIs Database (full set of data with metadata) is available on the PSIFIs portal at the IFSB website https://psifi.ifsb.org

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