Progress cannot happen quick enough for Malaysian investors

Progress is being made in the domestic bond markets, but Malaysian investors who took part in FinanceAsia''s local currency bond poll 2001 are still not satisfied.
The Malaysian bond market has seen some important developments this year, most of which have centered around the 10-year capital markets master plan introduced in April by the Securities Commission SC.

This was chiefly designed to help expand the nation's fundraising capacity, bring Malaysia in line with best international practise and included measures to diversify the investor base and improve disclosure in corporate bond transactions.

On the face of it, it looks impressive, but responses from Malaysian investors participating in the FinanceAsia local currency bond poll 2001 show that they are not satisfied yet.

Of the six questions put to the 111 participants in the poll, only the one on...

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