The Edge Markets: Govt is Top Bond Issuer in 1Q with RM40.5b - BPAM

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Govt is Top Bond Issuer in 1Q with RM40.5b — BPAM

KUALA LUMPUR (April 2): The Government of Malaysia has been ranked the Overall Top Bond Issuer in the first quarter of 2019, with a total issuances of RM40.50 billion, according to Bond Pricing Agency Malaysia (BPAM).

This is higher compared with the fourth quarter of 2018, when Bank Negara Malaysia was the overall top bond issuer with RM30.70 billion, the agency said in a statement today.

The Government of Malaysia also topped the list in the Overall Top Traded Bond category with RM271.08 billion, keeping its ranking from the previous quarter, where it recorded RM126.31 billion.

Other categories in BPAM's rankings for the first quarter of 2019 include Top Corporate Bond Issuer. It went to Sunway Bhd with total issuances of RM3.75 billion, sustaining its place from last quarter at RM3.51 billion.

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Sunway Treasury Sukuk Sdn Bhd also sustained its place this quarter as the Top Sukuk Issuer with RM4.40 billion, up from RM4.06 billion last quarter.

Meanwhile, the Top Traded Corporate Bond was Cagamas Bhd with RM1.31 billion, while the Top Traded Sukuk went to DanaInfra Nasional Bhd with RM4.41 billion. Both maintained their places from last quarter.

Maybank Investment Bank Bhd was ranked Overall Top Lead Arranger with RM13.63 billion, higher than what it achieved last quarter at RM9 billion.