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KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Bank has entered into a sustainability-linked derivative (SLD) transaction with Standard Chartered Malaysia in the form of an interest rate swap with a notional value of RM2.45bil for hedging purposes.
THE Covid-19 jitters took a turn for the worse across the globe, as many countries started reporting a surge in daily new cases due to the super spreader Delta variant
Global Forex Market INVESTORS’ mood turned sour during the week, triggering a flight to safety due to growing concerns over the global spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19 that may pose further downside risk to global growth.
INVESTORS’ risk appetite in global markets was mixed during the week amid month/quarter-end flows. Investors were monitoring a slew of tier-1 US data release to assess the direction of US interest rates and inflation expectations.
Volatility in the global markets was sucked out, leaving major currencies mostly range-bound as investors took the sidelines ahead of Thursday’s development – US May CPI print and European Central Bank (ECB) monetary meeting.
WHILE the Dollar Index (DXY) was muted at the start of the week, firmer bids were seen towards the end of the week, closing at two weeks high of 90.51 or up 0.53% week-on-week (w-o-w).
SYDNEY: Australia’s securities regulator is probing Westpac Banking Corp on allegations of insider trading, just months after the country’s second-biggest lender paid a record fine to settle breaches of anti-money laundering laws.
THE dollar weakened by 0.27% to 90.61, marking the fourth consecutive week of decline.
KUALA LUMPUR: The removal of Malaysia from the market accessibility of FTSE Russell’s Watch List is in recognition of the various tangible initiatives it has implemented over the past two years under the leadership of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), said the Financial Markets Association of Malaysia (FMAM).