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Bright Focus Bhd downgraded to BB1 on Covenant Breach

Jul 17, 2019

On June 3, 2019, Bright Focus Berhad’s RM 1.35 billion Sukuk Musharakah (2014/2031) rating was downgraded from A1 to BB1 with a negative outlook due to a breach of covenant. This is the second-round downgrade by RAM Rating after the first one in November 2018 which the rating was first...

Monetary Policy Statement : 9 Jul 2019

Jul 09, 2019

At its meeting today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Bank Negara Malaysia decided to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 3.00 percent. The global economy continues to expand moderately. Labour conditions in the advanced economies remain firm, while domestic demand continues to...

What Happens When Your Bond or Sukuk has Defaulted?

Jun 25, 2019

When the performance of market created worries among investors, they typically shift their investments from higher risk financial instruments like stocks, to safer fixed-income assets such as bonds. But does bond ensure a safe investment route to the investors?

Malaysia Bond and Sukuk : Quarterly Report 1Q 2019

Jun 20, 2019

1Q2019 – Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) cuts OPR BNM cuts the OPR rate by 25bps to 3% on the concern of slowing global growth. The Fed decision to pause its rate hike leads to demand in the emerging market including Malaysia with 4.52% increase in bond foreign holding over the quarter.

Malaysia takes top spot in global sukuk issuance in Q1

May 13, 2019

Malaysia was the top sukuk issuer with US$13.9bil or 35.1% of the US$39.5bil issued  in the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, RAM Ratings said. Indonesia was in second place with a share of 17% (US$6.7bil) and Saudi Arabia 15.3% (US$6.1bil), it said in a statement on Monday. For March, a...

Islamic Green Finance Development, Ecosystem And Prospects Report...

Apr 23, 2019

Securities Commission Malaysia SC and World Bank Group publish the ISLAMIC GREEN FINANCE DEVELOPMENT, ECOSYSTEM AND PROSPECTS report recently. This report by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the World Bank Group is based on the presentations and discussions from the Conference...

Joint Statement on the 16th Bilateral Meeting between Bank Negara...

Apr 23, 2019

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) met at the 16th BNM-SC Bilateral Meeting to advance discussions on areas of mutual interest between both authorities, including sustainability initiatives, digital asset regulations and resilience of the financial markets.

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