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Malaysia

Market Watch
Close of
May 29, 2020
Change From
Govt. Bond Yields Latest Yield Previous Day Previous Week YTD
2 Year 2.189 ▲ 0.3 0.7 81.7
5 Year 2.475 0.2 2.0 70.4
10 Year 2.807 0.3 1.5 50.6

* Government bond yield changes are expressed in basis points.

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Currencies Latest Rate Previous Day Previous Week YTD
MYR per USD 4.347 ▲ 0.2 ▲ 0.4 6.2
MYR per JPY 0.040 ▲ 0.3 ▲ 0.5 7.0

* Exchange rate changes are expressed as a percentage change.

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Interest Rates Latest Rate Previous Day Previous Week YTD
1D KLIBOR 2.000     0.0     0.0 100.0
3M KLIBOR 2.290     0.0     0.0 106.0

* Interest rate changes are expressed in basis point change.

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Policy Rates
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Policy Rates Latest Rate
(5-May-2020)
Previous Rate
(3-Mar-2020)
YTD
Rate
Overnight Policy Rate 2.000 50.0 100.0

* 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+ S 2020-01-29
RAM gA2 S 2020-01-16
Non-Regional Rating Institutions
Fitch A- N 2020-04-09
S&P A- S 2020-03-27

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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
  • 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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ASEAN+3 Multi-Currency Bond Issuance Framework

Implementation Guidelines for Malaysia
August 2015


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

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Market Summary



Size and Composition

The local currency bond (LCY) market in Malaysia contracted 0.5% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) to MYR1,485.4 billion (USD363.1 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2019. LCY government bonds outstanding fell 1.6% q-o-q as the stocks of central government and central bank instruments contracted at the end of December. On the other hand, LCY corporate bonds outstanding expanded 0.7% q-o-q.

Corporate Bond Issuance

LCY corporate bond issuance jumped 2.6% q-o-q to MYR47.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019 as monthly issuance volume picked up in each of the three months of the quarter. Government-owned institutions continued to have the largest issuances during the quarter.

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