Happy Chinese New Year 2019! The team and I are geared up to tackle 2019 and judging from its first weeks, it is set to be a year to remember!

Globally, jurisdictions are undergoing fundamental changes in the way business is conducted on the ground. Clearly, there has not been a more pivotal time to be a member of our fraternity as the decisions made today will influence the role of IFCs in intermediating global trade, assets and investments for decades to come.

So, I guess the first lesson in 2019 is an old but true adage... "The only constant in life is change!" Personally, I am a strong believer that change brings with it opportunities, and so I have always embraced it, regardless of how daunting it may initially seem.

Thankfully, Labuan IBFC is already ahead as a midshore jurisdiction and being part of Malaysia, one of the most cost-efficient, central and respected countries in Asia. Backed by close to 30 years of operating track record, we have always been about substance, in both form and function.

The key is now getting our proposition better understood, and it is here, we look forward to your continuous support.

Till the next time, happy reading!

Farah Jaafar-Crossby

Chief Executive Officer, Labuan IBFC Inc

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