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June 14, 2019
Change From
Govt. Bond Yields Latest Yield Previous Day Previous Week YTD
2 Year 3.308 ▲ 0.2 0.5 21.8
5 Year 3.465 1.0 1.2 31.3
10 Year 3.719 0.9 ▲ 1.7 36.1

* Government bond yield changes are expressed in basis points.

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Currencies Latest Rate Previous Day Previous Week YTD
MYR per USD 4.166 0.0 0.2 0.8
MYR per JPY 0.038 ▲ 0.1 ▲ 0.2 1.8

* Exchange rate changes are expressed as a percentage change.

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Interest Rates Latest Rate Previous Day Previous Week YTD
1D KLIBOR 3.000     0.0     0.0 19.0
3M KLIBOR 3.460     0.0     0.0 23.0

* Interest rate changes are expressed in basis point change.

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Policy Rates
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Policy Rates Latest Rate
Previous Rate
Overnight Policy Rate 3.250     0.0     0.0

* Policy rate changes are expressed in basis point change.

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Sovereign Ratings
Agency Rating Outlook Date
Regional Rating Institutions
R&I A stable 2016-07-05
RAM A2 stable 2019-01-15
Non-Regional Rating Institutions
Fitch A- stable 2017-08-17
S&P A- stable 2017-06-22

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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
  • Investor Profile - Government Bonds
  • Foreign Holdings in LCY Government Bonds
  • Trading Volume
  • Bonds Turnover Ratio
  • Interest Rate Spread - 2yrs vs 10yrs - LCY Bond
  • Yield Volatility - 10yr LCY Bonds
  • Credit Spread - LCY Corp. Bonds vs Govt. Bonds
  • iBoxx ABF Index Family
  • 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: Malaysia

ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide is a comprehensive explanation of the region’s bond markets. It provides various information such as the history, legal and regulatory framework, speciic characteristics of the market, trading and transaction including settlement systems, and other relevant information. The Bond Market Guide 2016 for Malaysia is an outcome of the strong support and kind contributions of ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum members and experts, particularly from Malaysia. The report should be recognized as a collective good to support bond market development among ASEAN+3 members.

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Market Summary

Size and Composition

Total local currency bonds outstanding in Malaysia reached MYR1,401 billion (USD339 billion) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018, registering increases of 1.6% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) and 8.9% year-on-year. Total sukuk (Islamic bonds) amounted to MYR843 billion at the end of December, or the equivalent of 60.2% of LCY bonds outstanding, on growth of 2.1% q-o-q and 11.3% year-on-year.

Corporate Bond Issuance

Corporates were active in the LCY bond market in the fourth quarter of 2018, with issuances amounting to MYR43 billion on growth of 22.6% q-o-q.

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