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Malaysia leads in regional SRI Sukuk

MALAYSIA: As of November 2021, Malaysia accounted for 56% of total ASEAN sustainable and responsible investing (SRI) Sukuk issuance at US$3.9 billion, the highest among the ASEAN6 countries (Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam), according to a report by EY Malaysia and Capital Markets Malaysia’s Sustainable Investment Platform. Between 2016 and 2020, the ASEAN6 markets saw significant increases, at 198% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), in sustainable bonds and Sukuk issuance, with an issuance value estimated to have reached US$29.8 billion as of November 2021. Correspondingly, sustainability-themed Sukuk grew exponentially higher, at 278% CAGR, and are estimated to have reached US$7 billion in November 2021.

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