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May 29, 2020
Change From
Govt. Bond Yields Latest Yield Previous Day Previous Week YTD
2 Year 0.242 2.3 ▲ 3.8 128.6
5 Year 0.437 0.8 ▲ 6.7 112.2
10 Year 0.826 0.9 ▲ 11.7 91.6

* Government bond yield changes are expressed in basis points.

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Currencies Latest Rate Previous Day Previous Week YTD
SGD per USD 1.414 ▲ 0.3 ▲ 0.8 5.0
SGD per JPY 0.013 ▲ 0.5 ▲ 1.0 5.8

* Exchange rate changes are expressed as a percentage change.

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Interest Rates Latest Rate Previous Day Previous Week YTD
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Policy Rates
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Sovereign Ratings
Agency Rating Outlook Date
Regional Rating Institutions
R&I AAA S 2019-09-09
RAM gAAA S 2018-08-29
Non-Regional Rating Institutions
Fitch AAA S 2019-08-23
S&P AAA S 2018-04-30

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  • Size of LCY Bond Market
  • Size of LCY Bond Market in % of GDP
  • Monthly Bonds Outstanding in USD
  • FCY Bonds Outstanding
  • Breakdown of LCY Bond Market Issuance
  • G3 Currency Bond Issuance
  • Government Securities Maturity Profile - LCY
  • Corporate Securities Maturity Profile - LCY
  • Trading Volume
  • Bonds Turnover Ratio
  • Interest Rate Spread - 2yrs vs 10yrs - LCY Bond
  • Yield Volatility - 10yr LCY Bonds
  • Bid-Ask Spreads (Survey data)
  • Government Bond Market Structural Issues
  • Corporate Bond Market Structural Issues

ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide

ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide 2016: Singapore

The Singapore bond market has become one of the most developed open capital markets in Asia with over US$221 billion in total local currency bonds outstanding with an additional US$53 billion of bonds outstanding. The Singapore Bond Market Guide is an outcome of the support and contributions of ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum members and experts, particularly from Singapore, while the ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide as a whole is a comprehensive explanation of the regionís bond markets. This report should be recognized as a collective good to support bond market development among ASEAN+3 members.

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ASEAN+3 Multi-Currency Bond Issuance Framework

Implementation Guidelines for Singapore
August 2015

The ASEAN+3 Multi-Currency Bond Issuance Framework (AMBIF) Implementation Guidelines for Singapore are provided to review the AMBIF Elements and detail the corresponding featur​es of Singapore market in relation to each element.

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Market Summary

Size and Composition

The local currency (LCY) bond market of Singapore expanded 2.6% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) to SGD457.1 billion (USD339.6 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2019. LCY government bonds outstanding expanded 3.1% q-o-q at the end of December, mainly due to a rise in Singapore Government Securities bonds. Similarly, LCY corporate bonds outstanding grew 1.7% q-o-q at the end of 2019.

Corporate Bond Issuance

LCY corporate bond issuances dropped 48.9% q-o-q to SGD2.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019 due to minimal issuance in December. The largest corporate issuance during the quarter came from the government-owned institution Housing & Development Board.

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