KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 — The Malaysian government has been named the overall top bond issuer in Bond Pricing Agency Malaysia Sdn Bhd’s (BPAM) Bond League Tables reports for the first quarter (Q1) of 2024, with a total issuance of RM50 billion.

It said the government also issued the top traded bond overall for the quarter under review at RM221.38 billion.

The government had also been the top bond issuer overall and issued the top traded bond overall in the fourth quarter of last year, BPAM said in a statement.

According to the report, Pac Lease Bhd was the top corporate bond issuer (RM1.41 billion) for the first quarter while Cagamas Bhd issued the top traded corporate bond (RM1.17 billion).

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Maybank Islamic Bank Bhd was the top sukuk issuer (RM4 billion) in the quarter, while DanaInfra Nasional Bhd issued the top traded sukuk (RM5.93 billion), BPAM said.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Trustees Bhd emerged as the top bond trustee overall, both by value (RM48.51 billion) and issuance (91 issues) for the quarter under review.

The company was also the top conventional bond trustee by value (RM2.47 billion) and the top sukuk trustee by value (RM46.04 billion).

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“Released quarterly, these reports highlight the Malaysian bond market performance and rankings of key bond market players in the given period,” BPAM said.

BPAM is the only registered bond pricing agency accredited by the Securities Commission of Malaysia. — Bernama