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Indonesia to create Islamic megabank after Malaysia, Mid-East find it too difficult

Jakarta plans to merge the Syariah-compliant units of Bank Mandiri, Bank Negara Indonesia, Bank Rakyat Indonesia and Bank Tabungan Negara with paid-up capital of more than 15 trillion rupiah next year.

Kuala Lumpur

INDONESIA is taking on the challenge of creating an Islamic megabank that has so far proven too difficult for lenders in Malaysia and the Middle East.

The government plans to merge the Syariah-compliant units of state-owned PT Bank Mandiri, PT Bank Negara Indonesia, PT

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