This EPP is focused on reviewing DFIs’ mandates to improve their productivity and sustainability. The institutions will also be encouraged to expand their services to advisory or technical assistance and adopt an “Islamic finance first” approach.
- During the first eight months of 2013, DFIs’ total financing outstanding rose by 8.5% to RM117 billion. Financing to the business services sector expanded to RM3.6 billion, while lending to the maritime sector rose 11.4% to RM2.4 billion. Financing to export-oriented industries increased 18.2% to RM5.4 billion.
- Total SME loans outstanding extended by DFIs rose 6.8% to RM13.1 billion at the end of August 2013.