What Happens if Malaysia is Removed From the FTSE World Bond Index? (The Asset)

Facing a potential removal from the FTSE World Government Bond Index (WGBI), half of the sellside individuals (49%) active in the ringgit bond market expect liquidity to decrease while the other half (51%) believes it will remain the same or even increase, according to the latest survey done by Asset Benchmark Research (ABR).

On April 15, FTSE Russell announced it would put Malaysia (which has been included in the WGBI since 2007) on a watch list and is considering downgrading the country from “2” to “1”, which would render it ineligible for inclusion in the WGBI. READ MORE

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