Khazanah looks at international bond market

Malaysia''s newly energized investment agency contemplates the international bond markets.

Khazanah Nasional, the government investment agency overseen by Malaysia's Ministry of Finance, is seeking to become more involved in the international bond markets, according to CEO Azman Mokhtar.

As we're going to become more active internationally, then we would naturally want to match the funding of our assets from a currency standpoint, says Mokhtar. So we will be borrowing more foreign currency and perhaps we'll go to the international bond markets as well.

Mokhtar gives no indication of the timing of a potential issue, but is prepared to say that Khazanah is looking to get a rating from the international agencies. We'll be exploring the possibility of...

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