31 Segmental Information
For management purposes, the Group is organised into six major business segments:
(i) Commercial and retail financing, which principally provides loans and other credit facilities for institutional and individual customers.
(ii) Investment, which involves the management of the Group’s investment portfolio and its treasury activities.
(iii) Islamic financing and investing, which involves one of the Group’s subsidiaries principally providing investment, consumer and commercial financing and other related services based on Islamic Sharia’s rules and principles.
(iv) Insurance, which involves one of the Group’s subsidiaries providing non-life insurance services.
(v) Construction, which involves the Group’s subsidiaries performing real estate construction related activities.
(vi) Brokerage, which involves one of the Group’s subsidiaries providing brokerage services.
These segments are the basis on which the Group reports its primary segment information. Transactions between segments are conducted at rates determined by management taking into consideration the cost of funds.