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October 22, 2020
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Govt. Bond Yields Latest Yield Previous Day Previous Week YTD
2 Year 0.221 ▲ 0.4 ▲ 1.4 130.7
5 Year 0.467 1.0 0.1 109.2
10 Year 0.859 0.7 2.3 88.4

* Government bond yield changes are expressed in basis points.

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Currencies Latest Rate Previous Day Previous Week YTD
SGD per USD 1.357 0.2 ▲ 0.2 0.8
SGD per JPY 0.013 ▲ 0.1 0.3 4.4

* 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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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 2020-08-14
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 region''s 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

Yield Movements

Movements in the local currency (LCY) government bond yields in Singapore were mixed between 15 June and 15 August. Yields of shorter-term tenors (from 3 months to 1 year) increased an average of 4 basis points (bps) as demand declined because of Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) lowering of banks' net stable funding ratio requirement. On the other hand, yields of longer-term tenors (from 2 years to 30 years) decreased an average of 3 bps, driven by MAS' decision in March to reduce the appreciation rate of the Singapore dollar nominal effective exchange rate policy band. The yield spread between 2-year and 10-year government bonds expanded from 62 bps to 65 bps during the review period.

Size and Composition

The LCY bond market of Singapore expanded 2.9% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) in the second quarter of 2020, reaching a size of SGD480.6 billion (USD344.9 billion), supported by expansions in LCY government and corporate bonds. The LCY government bond market grew 4.4% q-o-q as outstanding Singapore Government Securities bills and bonds, and MAS bills increased. Meanwhile, LCY corporate bonds outstanding jumped 0.3% q-o-q supported by increased outstanding corporate bonds in the real estate and transportation industry.

Policy, Institutional and Regulatory Developments

On 5 August, MAS announced various initiatives to support the use of the Singapore Overnight Rate Average (SORA) as a benchmark in the Singapore financial market. SORA-based notes have been issued by MAS beginning 21 August. MAS also prescribed the use of SORA as a benchmark under the Securities and Futures Act.

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