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Monetary Policy Statement

Jul 11, 2024

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.

Malaysia Bond and Sukuk: Quarterly Report 2Q2024

Jul 10, 2024

MGS/GII remained as top issuer in 2Q2024 and the top performing in 1H2024 from ASEAN Index with a YTD return of 1.91% as demand for the papers were bolstered by robust domestic demand, fiscal reform progress, and a stable ringgit. Malaysia remain the largest sukuk market globally, with around 60...

Benefits and business cases for SME sustainability

Jun 28, 2024

FOR small and medium sized enterprises (SM Es), the high-wire act of ensuring businesses profitability while reducing expenses has always been a prime objective.

Malaysia’s SRI Sukuk to gain momentum with energy transition...

Jun 25, 2024

Since the introduction of the SRI framework, SRI Sukuk now encompass sustainability-linked Sukuk, which allocate proceeds for general purposes while being tied to sustainability performance targets; transition Sukuk which fund firms@ efforts to reduce environmental impact and carbon emission; and...

Monthly Fixed Income Report: May 2024

Jun 04, 2024

The ringgit bond and sukuk market grew by 0.38% in May compared to the previous month. Total outstanding recorded in May 2024 was RM2.063 trillion which increased by 0.38% compared to RM2.055 trillion in April 2024. This growth mainly contributed from government outstanding at 58.35%, followed by...

SC unveils roadmap to catalyse MSME and MTC access to the capital...

May 23, 2024

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today unveiled a 5-year Roadmap aimed at better positioning the capital market as an attractive and robust source of financing for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and mid-tier companies (MTC1 ).

The case for forever high interest rates

May 14, 2024

If financial markets are right, interest rates won@t just stay high this year, but possibly forever. The return of inflation means ultra-low rates are history. And markets now reflect a scenario where even the neutral interest rate that balances the economy in the long run after factoring in...

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