Malaysia Corporate Bond Market Research 2021

This paper explores the unique characteristics of Malaysia’s corporate bond market. Compared to other countries in ASEAN, Malaysia’s corporate bond market can be considered as a developed one. The domestic corporate bond market is found to be sufficient to meet both the size and maturity requirements of local corporate issuers. The presence of sukuk is also a notable part of Malaysia’s corporate bond market, which provides options to issuers to tap into a diverse range of institutional investors.