VP encourages youth to begin investing early

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Investing in national corporations is one of the ways to participate in the advancement of the domestic economy

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has encouraged all Indonesian youngsters, especially university students, to start investing early regardless of the amount.

“Investing in national corporations is one of the ways to participate in the advancement of the domestic economy,” Amin noted during the “Investing in Capital Market from Islamic Perspective” webinar held by the University of Indonesia (UI) virtually on Saturday.

Attending the webinar from the vice president’s official residence, Jakarta, Amin stated that digital technology had become more advanced while also providing easy access to the youth to invest.

The vice president believes that investing, especially in the sharia economy and finance sector, can boost the citizens’ literacy.

“This has become our collective responsibility to provide an understanding of sharia finance investment to the public,” he remarked.

The vice president deems it important for the youth to participate in the sharia economy and finance investment since they will play an important role in the national economy.

“Within the next 20 or 30 years in future, our current generation will lead the government and the economy, including (taking on) the responsibility of advancing the sharia economy and finance,” he asserted.

The vice president also lauded UI’s Economy and Culture Faculty for holding the webinar as part of the efforts to provide an understanding to the public of sharia finance, specifically the sharia capital market.

Amin is optimistic that stepping up activities in the sharia capital market will strengthen development of the national sharia economy and finance.

The vice president had earlier pointed to persisting public hesitation to make a sharia investment, especially in the capital market sector, despite an increase in the number of available sharia investment products.

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