Photo: Antara News Agency
Photo: Antara News Agency

Jakarta, 23 Rabi’ul Awwal 1437/3 January 2016 (MINA) –  Sharia investors in Indonesia in 2015 increased 53 percent from 2,795 at the end of 2014 to 4,257, the Indonesian Stock Exchange (BEI) has said.

“The sharia capital market in Indonesia has continued to increase significantly thanks to the launch of sharia education activities and promotion campaigns carried out to promote sharia investments in the countrys sharia capital market in 2015,” BEI Corporate Communications Head Dwi Shara Soekarno said here Saturday, Antara News quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

A number of activities that were conducted from the January to December 2015 period included sharia capital market education activities with 9,502 participants across the country, he said.

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The number of participants increased 8.0 percent from that in 2014.

Education through the online system also increased. The information on that effect covered the list on the sharia stock, regulations and advice of the Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) and the list of constituent stock, including the Indonesian Sharia Stock that could be accessed directly through the BEI website.

“People can also download the MUI advice No. 80 on the principle application of sharia in the trade mechanism of equity stock at a regular stock exchange market. They could be downloaded in three languages,” he said.

The BEI also increased education activities and the number of sharia investors through the inauguration of the first Sharia Investment Gallery in Indonesia at the Religious Science Faulty of the Indonesia Islamic University in Yogyakarta, he said. This is done in cooperation with PT Phintraco Securities.

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“The increase in education activities and share investment in the capital market in Indonesia is expected to contribute positively to the development of the Indonesian capital market,” Dwi Shara said. (T/P010/R04)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)