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Bursa plans bond trading for individuals soon
« on: October 26, 2012, 05:26:22 PM »
Friday May 25, 2012 The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia Bhd plans to allow individual investors to start trading bonds on the bourse in the third quarter to boost liquidity in the market as it widens its product offerings.

Bursa and the Securities Commission had agreed in principle to start such an offering and are at the final preparation stage, chief executive officer Datuk Tajuddin Atan said in an interview. This would begin with government-guaranteed or investment-grade bonds, he said.

“These are exchange-traded bonds in a form that allows retail investors to come in,” Tajuddin said. “There are different types of investors who want to have the opportunity to switch from equity to interest-rate exposure or having both.”

Malaysia is seeking to follow neighboring Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines where governments or companies already sell bonds in small lots for individuals to buy through agents, such as banks or brokerages. The move will help boost volume and liquidity in Malaysia’s debt market, which currently allows only over-the-counter transactions involving largely institutional investors.

Bursa on May 4 distributed consultative papers to the public seeking feedback, Tajuddin said. Final preparation involved setting up the system and trading rules including the products and issuers, he said.

“If we can get this out within the third quarter, we are comfortable,” Tajuddin said.

Malaysia is part of the Asean Exchanges, a venture linking seven regional bourses scheduled to begin next month. The project is aimed at developing cross-border equities trading links to trim costs and foster investment.

Malaysia and Singapore will connect first, followed by Thailand in August. Vietnam’s two exchanges and the bourses in Indonesia and the Philippines are also part of the project. It might take three to four years for all to be linked up, Tajuddin said. — Bloomberg
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Re: Bursa plans bond trading for individuals soon
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Re: Bursa plans bond trading for individuals soon
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 05:53:54 PM »
It's good that Bursa is starting to make bond-trading available.
Although I don't expect the trade is immediately available, but having executed the plan earlier would present good opportunities when the time comes.
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Re: Bursa plans bond trading for individuals soon
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 07:19:34 PM »
Will foreign government bonds be made available too?

Corporate bonds should not be treated as different from equities, as they behave in a similar manner during booms and busts.
Government bonds should be made available for individual investors, including foreign government bonds such as from Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, etc.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 04:19:10 PM »
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