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KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign holdings of Malaysian government bonds, namely Malaysian Government Securities (MGS) and Government Investment Issue (GII), rose by RM4.4bil to RM215bil or 25% of total outstanding in March – the highest share since April 2018.
CHINA’S inclusion in the FTSE World Government Bond Index (WGBI) may pose a competition to Malaysia’s sovereign debt market. However, the risk of capital outflow is expected to be manageable, as China’s bonds will only be added into the index through a phased inclusion over a period of 36 months from October this year.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Finance (MoF) will continue collaborating with all the relevant authorities to further develop Malaysia’s financial market, as well as improve its standing within the global investment community, its Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said today.
Shenzhen’s cross-border yuan payments rose 46 per cent to 2.5 trillion yuan (US$386 billion) last yearThe rise bodes well for Beijing in its efforts to boost the use of the currency in international transactions
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia saw net foreign portfolio inflows at RM2.8bil in January, mainly into bonds, but this was slightly lower than the RM3bil recorded last December, according to UOB Global Economics and Markets Research.
Despite domestic challenges, Malaysia’s government bonds remain attractive but foreign holdings of equities at record low of 20.7% of total market capitalisation in January
KUALA LUMPUR: UOB Asset Management (M) Bhd expects another Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) cut to take place this year if the Movement Control Order (MCO 2.0) is extended beyond Feb 4,2021, or stricter measures are enforced by the government.