RAM predicts steady growth for Malaysian bond market

On the eve of FinanceAsia?s Malaysian debt conference, Yeah Kim Leng, CEO of Rating Agency Malaysia (RAM)Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RAM, outlines the current state of the country?s bond markets and prospects for the year ah

Q What state is the Malaysian bond market in at the moment

A There has been an increase in corporate bonds in both the public and private sectors. In the public sector we are looking at some debt re-financing and as a result issuance has increased tremendously.

In the private sector, the bond market has in a way experienced a second boom following the crisis. In the early 90s, issuance was growing and the appetite for long-term bonds was...

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