Malaysia: bonds

The Malaysian bond market is one of the most developed and dynamic bond markets in the region. It is the largest local currency bond market in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). As of 31 December 2011, the market reached the size of MYR848 billion (equivalent to $282.3 billion). This phenomenal development of the Malaysian bond market has largely been achieved through the exceptional growth of the corporate bonds and Sukuk markets. Malaysia’s well developed government bond market is complemented by a sizeable corporate bond market, which constituted 40% of the market size as of the end of the third quarter of 2011. Malaysia’s bond market is predominantly offered to and traded by sophisticated investors. The market offers a wide range of instruments, considering the fact it has the largest Sukuk market in the world. Domestic and foreign investors can buy and sell conventional and Islamic debt instruments through the exchange and over-the-counter (OTC) markets. In Malaysia, nearly all securities are transferred electronically via Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s Real-Time Electronic Transfer of Funds and Securities (RENTAS) system, which is operated by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation (MyClear). Transfer instructions are conducted on a trade-by-trade basis.

Outstanding bond issues

Сurrency Outstanding bond issues Cumulative volume
sovereign
MYR 85 615 116 619 000
USD 5 3 800 000 000
municipal
USD 2 1 150 000 000
corporate
MYR 84 49 406 881 605
USD 70 34 007 800 000
HKD 14 7 231 000 000
SGD 13 5 079 000 000
CNY 5 2 953 000 000
JPY 4 81 300 000 000
AUD 2 156 000 000

Sovereign rating

Rating AgencyRatingRating scaleDate
Dagong Credit *** International scale rating (foreign curr.) ***
Dagong Credit *** International scale rating (local curr.) ***
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) *** Country Risk Classifications ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- foreign currency ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- local currency ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Foreign Currency LT ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Local Currency LT ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (foreign curr.) ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (local curr.) ***
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Latest bond issues

issue ISIN coupon volume end of placement maturity date
International Islamic Liquidity Management, 1.47956% 20sep2017, USD - International bonds XS1629371466 1.47956% 760 000 000  USD 06/07/2017 09/20/2017
Maybank, 2.295% 25may2022, HKD - International bonds HK0000342813 2.295% 909 000 000  HKD 05/26/2017 05/25/2022
Malaysia EXIM Bank, 3% 4may2022, USD - International bonds HK0000338613 3% 45 000 000  USD 04/21/2017 05/04/2022
Cagamas Berhad, 2.53% 26apr2020, USD - International bonds XS1600334285 2.53% 350 000 000  USD 04/18/2017 04/26/2020
CIMB Bank, FRN 15mar2020, USD - International bonds XS1578089150 3M LIBOR USD + 0.8% 600 000 000  USD 03/08/2017 03/15/2020
CIMB Bank, 3.263% 15mar2022, USD - International bonds XS1578089234 3.263% 500 000 000  USD 03/08/2017 03/15/2022
CIMB Group, FRN 8mar2022, USD - International bonds XS1575979221 3M LIBOR USD + 0.97% 15 000 000  USD 03/01/2017 03/08/2022
Genting, 4.25% 24jan2027, USD - International bonds XS1551355149 4.25% 1 000 000 000  USD 01/17/2017 01/24/2027
Mudajaya Group Berhad, 7% 28dec2019, USD - International bonds XS1534919250 7% 60 000 000  USD 12/21/2016 12/28/2019
Maybank, FRN 9jun2018, USD - International bonds XS1531543764 3M LIBOR USD + 0.5% 80 000 000  USD 12/02/2016 06/09/2018

World Bond market statistics

Quarterly indices

Type I 2017 IV 2016 III 2016 II 2016 I 2016 IV 2015 III 2015
BIS volume of international-bond market of emerging countries
Malaysian international bonds, USD bln 48.400 46.900 44.800 46.100 43.900 43.100 42.600
BIS net issues of international-bond market of emerging countries
International-bond net issue of Malaysia, USD bln 1.400 2.400 1.300 2.200 0.500 0.500 -1.000

Emerging Markets International Bonds

Monthly indices

Type May 2017 Apr 2017 Mar 2017 Feb 2017 Jan 2017 Dec 2016 Nov 2016
Asian International Bonds Markets
Malaysia’s international bonds, USD bln 40.649 42.381 42.323 41.855 41.928 40.684 39.994
Malaysia’s corporate international bonds, USD bln 35.699 37.431 37.373 36.905 36.978 35.734 35.044
Malaysia’s sovereign international bonds, USD bln 3.800 3.800 3.800 3.800 3.800 3.800 3.800
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Currencies

Daily indices

Type: 06/23/2017 06/22/2017 06/21/2017 06/20/2017 06/19/2017 06/16/2017 06/15/2017
Exchange Rates (Emerging Markets)
USD/MYR  4.2892 4.2901 4.2886 4.2843 4.2785 4.2766 4.2679
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Credit Risk Indicators

Daily indices

Type: 06/23/2017 06/22/2017 06/21/2017 06/20/2017 06/19/2017 06/16/2017 06/15/2017
CDS Interactive Data 
CDS 6M Malaysia * * * * * * *
CDS 1Y Malaysia * * * * * * *
CDS 2Y Malaysia * * * * * * *
CDS 3Y Malaysia * * * * * * *
CDS 4Y Malaysia * * * * * * *
CDS 5Y Malaysia * * * * * * *
CDS 7Y Malaysia * * * * * * *
CDS 10Y Malaysia * * * * * * *
CDS 15Y Malaysia * * * * * * *
CDS 20Y Malaysia * * * * * * *
CDS 30Y Malaysia * * * * * * *
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Risk Management Institute

Daily indices

Type: 06/22/2017 06/21/2017 06/20/2017 06/19/2017 06/16/2017 06/15/2017 06/14/2017
RMI CVI - Asia
Malaysia CVI value weighted  9.04 9.03 8.94 8.81 8.73 8.74 8.71
Malaysia CVI tail  181.36 174.13 174.55 178.18 172.84 173.41 173.88
Malaysia CVI equally weighted  43.51 43.09 42.27 41.77 41.23 41.42 41.33
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JP Morgan

Daily indices

Type: 10/30/2013 10/29/2013 10/28/2013 10/25/2013 10/24/2013 10/23/2013 10/22/2013
EMBI Global (publication was suspended since 30.10.2013) 
EMBI Global Malaysia * * * * * * *
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Bonds prices

issue volume maturity date bid prices ask prices
date bid price yield date ask price yield
Malaysia, 2.991% 6jul2016, USD   USD 07/06/2016 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Malaysia, 3.043% 22apr2025, USD   USD 04/22/2025 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Malaysia, 3.179% 27apr2026, USD   USD 04/27/2026 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Malaysia, 4.08% 27apr2046, USD   USD 04/27/2046 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Malaysia, 4.236% 22apr2045, USD   USD 04/22/2045 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Malaysia, 4.646% 6jul2021, USD   USD 07/06/2021 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Sarawak, 4.25% 4oct2022, USD   USD 10/04/2022 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
1MDB, 4.4% 9mar2023, USD   USD 03/09/2023 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
1MDB, 5.99% 2022, USD   USD 05/11/2022 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.* 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.**
AmBank, 3.125% 3jul2019, USD   USD 07/03/2019 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Axiata, 3.466% 19nov2020, USD   USD 11/19/2020 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Axiata, 4.357% 24mar2026, USD   USD 03/24/2026 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Axiata, 5.375% 28apr2020, USD   USD 04/28/2020 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.*
Cagamas Global, 1.88% 8may2018, HKD   HKD 05/08/2018 05/18/2016 **.**** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.**
Cagamas Global, 2.23% 30jul2018, SGD   SGD 07/30/2018 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.*
Cagamas Global, 2.3% 10mar2017, SGD   SGD 03/10/2017 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Cagamas Global, 2.3% 3mar2017, SGD   SGD 03/03/2017 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Cagamas Global, 2.745% 10dec2019, USD   USD 12/10/2019 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.*
Cagamas Global, 3.7% 22sep2017, CNY   CNY 09/22/2017 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.* *.**
CIMB Group, 2.12% 30jun2018, SGD   SGD 06/30/2018 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.*** *.**
CIMB Group, 2.375% 26jul2017, USD   USD 07/26/2017 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
CIMB Group, 2.46% 12nov2019, HKD   HKD 11/12/2019 05/18/2016 **.**** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.**
CIMB Group, 2.47% 21aug2019, HKD   HKD 08/21/2019 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.**
CIMB Group, 2.7% 14may2019, HKD   HKD 05/14/2019 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.**
CIMB Group, 4.375% 25sep2019, AUD   AUD 09/25/2019 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.* 05/18/2016 ***.**** *
Genting, 5.125% perp., SGD   SGD 05/18/2016 **.* * 05/18/2016 **.** *
Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia), 4.6% 19jan2026, SGD   SGD 01/19/2026 05/18/2016 ***.**** * 05/18/2016 ***.**** *
Hong Leong Bank, 3.125% 19apr2017, USD   USD 04/19/2017 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.* 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
IOI Corp Bhd., 4.375% 27jun2022, USD   USD 06/27/2022 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.* 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.*
Khazanah Nasional, 0% 18sep2021, USD (2572D)   USD 09/18/2021 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Khazanah Nasional, 0% 24oct2018, SGD (1826D)   SGD 10/24/2018 05/18/2016 ***.** -*.** 05/18/2016 ***.** -*.**
Khazanah Nasional, 3.035% 1mar2021, USD   USD 03/01/2021 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Khazanah Nasional, 3.725% 11aug2020, SGD   SGD 08/11/2020 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Malaysia EXIM Bank, 2.874% 19feb2019, USD   USD 02/19/2019 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Malaysia EXIM Bank, 2.875% 14dec2017, USD   USD 12/14/2017 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Maybank, 0.397% 27apr2018, JPY   JPY 04/27/2018 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** -*.**
Maybank, 0.4375% 22may2017, JPY   JPY 05/22/2017 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.* 05/18/2016 ***.**** *
Maybank, 0.52% 21aug2019, JPY   JPY 08/21/2019 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.**
Maybank, 0.85% 30may2017, JPY   JPY 05/30/2017 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.* 05/18/2016 ***.**** *
Maybank, 1.32% 25jul2016, SGD   SGD 07/25/2016 05/18/2016 **.*** * 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Maybank, 1.85% 10apr2017, SGD   SGD 04/10/2017 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Maybank, 2.08% 26jun2018, SGD   SGD 06/26/2018 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Maybank, 2.4% 10nov2019, HKD   HKD 11/10/2019 05/18/2016 **.**** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.**
Maybank, 3.0% 10feb2017, USD   USD 02/10/2017 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.* 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Maybank, 3.250% 20sep2022, USD   USD 09/20/2022 05/18/2016 ***.*** * 05/18/2016 ***.** *
Maybank, 3.905% 29oct2026, USD   USD 10/29/2026 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Maybank, 6% perp., SGD   SGD 05/18/2016 ***.*** * 05/18/2016 ***.*** *
Nam Cheong, 5% 28aug2017, SGD   SGD 08/28/2017 05/18/2016 ** **.** 05/18/2016 ** **.**
Nam Cheong, 5.05% 26aug2019, SGD   SGD 08/26/2019 05/18/2016 ** **.* 05/18/2016 ** **.**
Petronas, 2.707% 18mar2020, USD   USD 03/18/2020 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Petronas, 3.125% 18mar2022, USD   USD 03/18/2022 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Petronas, 3.5% 18mar2025, USD   USD 03/18/2025 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Petronas, 4.5% 18mar2045, USD   USD 03/18/2045 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Petronas, 5.250% 12aug2019, USD   USD 08/12/2019 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Petronas, 7.625% 15oct2026, USD   USD 10/15/2026 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Petronas, 7.875% 22may2022, USD   USD 05/22/2022 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Public Bank, 6.840% perp., USD   USD 05/18/2016 **.**** * 05/18/2016 *** *
RHB Bank, 3.088% 3oct2019, USD   USD 10/03/2019 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.*
RHB Bank, 3.250% 11may2017, USD   USD 05/11/2017 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Sime Darby, 2.053% 29jan2018, USD   USD 01/29/2018 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.*** *.**
Sime Darby, 3.29% 29jan2023, USD   USD 01/29/2023 05/18/2016 **.**** *.** 05/18/2016 **.*** *.**
Telekom Malaysia, 7.875% 1aug2025, USD   USD 08/01/2025 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Tenaga Nasional, 7.5% 15jan2096, USD   USD 01/15/2096 05/18/2016 *** *.** 05/18/2016 *** *.**
Tenaga Nasional, 7.5% 1nov2025, USD   USD 11/01/2025 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
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