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Malaysia's forex steps may help retain slot in bond index

Analysts warn of hefty outflows from any potential ouster from global index

Malaysia recently announced a slew of measures to boost onshore foreign exchange market.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- A slew of recent measures announced by Malaysia to boost onshore foreign exchange market will likely be sufficient to stave off a potential expulsion from the FTSE Russell World Government Bond Index next month, analysts and investors said.

In April, FTSE Russell said Malaysia was being considered for a potential downgrade that would disqualify the country's bonds from being included in the index. FTSE Russell has scheduled a review of the index in September.

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