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  Minggu Kesedaran Kewangan 2011 and Islamicfinanceinfo website

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- Bank Negara Malaysia today unveiled a
newly developed financial education website called Islamicfinanceinfo that
will complement the current bankinginfo and insuranceinfo websites.
The Islamicfinanceinfo website features information distinctive to Islamic
finance such as syariah concepts and products available in the retail market to
facilitate consumer understanding of Islamic finance, it said in a statement.
The website, accessible at, is developed in
conjunction with the "Finance Awareness Week 2011" which kicked off at The
Village Mall in Sungai Petani today.

The week-long event to end on Oct 18 is a joint initiative between the
central bank, Securities Commission, Financial Mediation Bureau, Credit
Counselling and Debt Management Agency and Malaysia Deposit Insurance

The Association of Banks in Malaysia will also participate in this year’'s
event along with the General Insurance Association of Malaysia and Life
Insurance Association of Malaysia. Themed "Finance Literacy, Happy Life", the Finance Awareness Week was held in Johor Baharu three years ago, Kuala Terengganu in 2009 and last year in Kota Kinabalu.

Details of the event can be obtained at or by contacting
BNMTELELINK at 1-300-88-5465.


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