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Why Retail Investors Should Consider Investing in Retail Bond/Sukuk?

May 27, 2020

Bond is a fixed-income security which investors loan money to a corporation or government (the issuer), and investors are entitled to receive coupon payments from the issuer as a return. Sukuk is an Islamic bond which instead of receiving interest payments, sukuk investors will receive profit...

Malaysia Bond and Sukuk : Quarterly Report 1Q2020

May 21, 2020

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has caused a gloomy economic outlook and risk-off sentiment in the financial market. There was a selling pressure on MGS and GII as foreign investors flocked to US Treasuries on safe-haven bids. In the 1Q20, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has cut OPR by 50 bps to 2...

Westports’ Strong Liquidity to Weather Impact from Covid-19 Outbreak

Apr 30, 2020

MARC has affirmed Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd’s MYR2.0bn Sukuk Musyarakah Programme at AA+IS on April 21, 2020. The issuer is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia’s listed Westports Holdings Bhd (including one special share by the Government of Malaysia via MoF Incorporated...

Capital Market Operations and Relief Measures in Response to COVID-19

Apr 09, 2020

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has approved several measures to safeguard and support the integrity of the capital market during this period of unprecedented volatility and uncertainty resulting from the broader market impact of Covid-19.

Top Glove Issued Perpetual Sukuk amid Global Pandemic

Apr 10, 2020

Top Glove, the largest glove manufacturer in the world with a 26% global market share, issued MYR1.3bn Perpetual Sukuk Wakalah in February 2020 from its MYR3.0bn Programme via its wholly-owned special purpose vehicle, TG Excellence Berhad. The perpetual sukuk is callable on 27 February 2025 with...

What is Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) in Malaysia?

Apr 02, 2020

There have been two consecutive Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) reductions up to March 2020. The first round of reduction was on 22 January 2020, which brought down the OPR to 2.75% from 3.00%. The OPR then was further reduced to 2.50% from 2.75% in the second round on 03 March 2020.

Malaysia Bond and Sukuk : Quarterly Report 4Q 2019

Mar 18, 2020

MGS/GII received RM 8.12 billion net inflow in November, the highest since November 2017, and for the year 2019. Overall for 4Q19, MGS/GII yields ended 2bps – 14bps lower than 3Q19. The trade war tension between the US and China has dissipated with phase 1 trade deal progress, which pushed...

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