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Malaysia 2018 fund raisings estimated at 120 billion ringgit

Securities Commission projects 100 billion ringgit via corporate bond, sukuks

Most of bond and sukuk issues in 2018 will be used to refinance existing debt and infrastructure funding.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Malaysia's Securities Commission estimates corporates to raise about 120 billion ringgit ($31 billion) from the country's capital markets in 2018 that will lag last year's 146.6 billion ringgit.

"The 2017 number was an exceptionally strong outlier," Chairman Ranjit Ajit Singh said at a news conference. Corporates, which had perhaps deferred their capital raising plans in 2016, bunched their deals the next year, he added.

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