Malaysia willing to consider issuing another samurai bond

Published on 18 Mar 2019 8:12:23 PM

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Malaysia is willing to consider issuing another Samurai bond if it can obtain rates similar to the 0.63 per cent per annum achieved in the earlier issuance of the 200 billion yen (approximately RM7.3 billion) last week.

Lim said strong interest from Japanese investors had enabled the samurai bond to be competitively priced at a full cost of 0.63 per cent per annum, lower than the initial projection of 0.65 per cent.