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Business 27 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Bond market may come under pressure

PETALING JAYA: The bond market, which is expected to see total issuance of RM80bil to RM95bil this year, could come under pressure resulting in a yield spike in the Malaysian Government Securities (MGS) amid the imminent US Federal Reserve rate hike and inflationary pressure, according to analysts.

Economy 22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

M’sian bond yield under pressure due to weaker ringgit and oil price

PETALING JAYA: Although most analysts are not revising their bond projections target for next year, many agree that bonds, especially the Malaysian Government Securities (MGS), will come under intense pressure in terms of yields with lower crude prices coupled with the weaker ringgit.

Business 27 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia remains leading sukuk issuer

AMIDST some stiff challenges including the greater risk of a possible downgrade of debt issues in certain sectors, the bond market, which saw slower growth in the first half of this year, is expected to rebound in the second half of the year.

Business 10 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Removal of mandatory ratings for bonds hailed

KUALA LUMPUR: The decision to remove mandatory ratings of bonds will spur the growth of the Malaysian bond and sukuk markets and provide investors with greater investment choice, industry players say.

Business 07 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

US Fed tapering affecting local debt market

PETALING JAYA: The latest move by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) to taper its bond purchases will slow down local bond issuance this year but will not significantly impact the bond market as a whole unless the reduction of bond purchases is aggressive.

Business 04 Feb 2014 | 4:58 PM

CIMB Investment Bank takes top spots in RAM's league tables

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Investment Bank Bhd (CIMB IB), which arranged RM28.13bil or 37.3% of RAM Rating Services' rated private debt securities (PDS) and Sukuk in 2013, took top spots in the rating agency's league tables.

Economy 13 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Fund managers remain bullish on Malaysian bonds despite QE tapering

PETALING JAYA: Fund managers remain bullish on the local bond market despite the possibility of further hikes in Malaysian bond yields resulting in higher borrowing costs from the US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) move to cut monthly bond purchases coupled with inflationary pressure in the domestic market.

Business 04 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

It can be costly to get back on SC's syariah- compliant list

PETALING JAYA: Getting back onto the Securities Commission (SC) syariah-compliant stock list can be costly for some public-listed companies affected by a new SC guideline, say industry experts.

Business 08 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Budget to set tone for bond market

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s economic conditions and the soon-to-be-announced Budget 2014 will set the tone for the domestic local bond market for the rest of the year and 2014, rather than the United States’ looming debt ceiling and partial government shutdown, said industry observers.

Business 03 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Fitch downgrade bad for stockmarket

THIS week was a rough one for Malaysia. The stock market fell the most in seven weeks, the ringgit dropped to the lowest in three years and the yield of Malaysian government’s 10-year debt paper increased to the highest point since January 2011. That reaction stems from Fitch Ratings downgrading its outlook for Malaysia’s credit rating.