Year: 2020

Yields surge as COVID-19 vaccine Euphoria takes hold

Posted Date: December 18, 2020 Malaysian bonds tanked in November, sending yields significantly higher compared to October on return of risk sentiment. Domestic investors cut down on their Malaysian Government Securities (MGS) holdings as the prospect of a quicker economic recovery had heightened, diminishing expectations of future rate cuts. Risk-on sentiment was mainly spurred by …

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(Harian Metro) Belanjawan 2021: Moratorium & kesannya

Posted Date: November 25, 2020 This article, which was written by MARC’s Senior Economist Firdaos Rosli, was published in Harian Metro & My Metro on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Tidak dinafikan kesan penutupan dan sekatan ekonomi disebabkan penularan wabak Covid-19 dirasai secara tidak seimbang oleh semua lapisan masyarakat, lebih-lebih lagi mereka yang berada di bahagian …

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Strong 3Q2020 rebound but challenges ahead

Posted Date: November 14, 2020 Malaysia’s GDP in 3Q2020 signals the country’s path towards economic recovery. While the resumption of economic activities has enabled some level of normalisation, the recent spike in COVID-19 infections and the imposition of lockdowns in a majority of states could dampen Malaysia’s economic growth trajectory in the immediate term. Following …

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Yields on Malaysian Government Securities corrected higher

Posted Date: October 20, 2020 In September, yields on Malaysian Government Securities (MGS) corrected higher after experiencing record-lows in August. On September 10, MGS yields at the short end of the curve increased the most as Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) decision to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 1.75% has reduced speculation of further …

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MARC wins GIFA Best Islamic Rating Agency Award for the sixth time

Posted Date: September 22, 2020 Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC) received the Best Islamic Rating Agency Award at the 10th Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) on September 14, 2020. This annual global awards honours the institutions and individuals that have made significant contribution to the development of Islamic banking and finance. The 10th GIFA was …

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MARC finalises updated methodology: Rating Malaysian State Governments

Posted Date : September 17, 2020 Following market consultation, MARC has finalised and released its updated methodology for rating Malaysian state governments. The methodology sets out MARC’s approach to assigning state credit ratings and provides insights into the factors taken into consideration. The methodology substantially updates the rating analytical framework with the introduction of an …

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