CEO's Message

Dear All

2019 has certainly been an eventful year, starting with the introduction of substance requirements, and ending with more than 1500 jobs created in Labuan! Clearly the global "flight to quality" has worked in our favour, and I believe that Labuan IBFC is just beginning to get the recognition it deserves; which would not be possible without your support – Thank You!

This month two new MoUs were signed, with Huobi Global and the Nanjing Local Financial Supervision Bureau, both are aimed at fostering collaboration towards building our digital eco-systems and facilitating Labuan IBFC's role in intermediating the Belt and Road initiatives.

The past few months have been hectic with market development engagements, ranging from events in Singapore, China, Turkey and Bahrain. Next year we are pleased to announce that Labuan IBFC will be a the lead partner for the Asian World Islamic Banking Conference 2020, held on 29-30 June and the Asian Captive Conference 2020 on 12 August 2020. So please mark your calendars and look out for more information coming your way.

2020 will mark Labuan IBFC's 30th Anniversary as Asia's intermediating centre for finance, risk and business, with commemorative initiatives in the pipeline. We sincerely hope you will join us in celebrating this unique midshore jurisdiction of ours.

And as the year draws to a close, please do take the time to be thankful for all our blessings, big or small. From the team and I, to you and your loved ones, Happy Holidays and Season Greetings – here's hoping 2020 is kind to us all, may it bring peace of mind and keep us all in good health.

Farah Jaafar-Crossby
Chief Executive Officer, Labuan IBFC Inc

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