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Posted Date: November 15, 2019

The upcoming Malaysian Bond & Sukuk Conference 2019, which will be held on November 28-29, 2019 at Securities Commission Malaysia will feature five key sessions and four special presentations, covering the latest developments and innovations in the sukuk and bond markets. The event will focus on sustainability and its challenges and opportunities, and is organised by Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC) and Amanie Group (Amanie).

The conference will kick off with a session titled The Malaysian Bond & Sukuk Market: Where Are We Now? This session will discuss Malaysia’s sukuk market which remains the biggest in emerging East Asia, where 61.0% of total local currency bonds outstanding comprises sukuk. The outstanding amount of Malaysia’s local currency bonds totalled RM1,497.0 billion at end-October 2019, registering a 7.1% y-o-y growth. This highlights the robustness of the market, which underscores the need for core stakeholders to address the current headwinds to strengthen the resiliency of the market.

The second panel session on Day One will discuss the issuance of Samurai bonds in Malaysia, and its benefits and challenges. In March 2019, the Malaysian government successfully issued Samurai bonds with an oversubscription of more than 1.6 times against the RM7.3 billion offered. In the recent tabling of Budget 2020, the government outlined its plans to issue additional similar bonds in the future.

The Sustainable Development Goals in the Bond and Sukuk Markets: Reality Check and Challenges session will cover how the capital market could achieve the Sustainable Development Goals while discussing some of the inherent challenges and solutions. This is in view of the 11th Malaysia Plan (2016-2020) which has determined green growth as a key pillar, and in line with the government’s aim to position Malaysia as a green technology hub by 2030.

For an overview of the conference, please refer to the conference video.

For further information and to register for the Malaysian Bond & Sukuk Conference 2019, please click here.

Contacts:
Beatrice Thio, +603-2717 2946 /
beatrice@marc.com.my;
Azhari Yusop, +603-2161 0301 / azhari@amanienexus.com
Lalitha Sivanesan, +603-2717 2953 /
lalitha@marc.com.my;
Sarah Aisha Adam, +603-2161 0301 / sarah@amaniemedia.com
Nurfarain Mohd Dom, +603-2717 2925 / farah@marc.com.my Mizatul Jafina Radzi, +603-2181 2156 / mizatul@amanieacademy.com