Maybank said that its Group loan-to-deposit ratio (LDR) is at a comfortable level of 94.7% as at end March 2017 and not 101% as stated in a Bloomberg report released Friday 11 August 2017.
Maybank Group Chief Financial Officer Datuk Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir said that the news article and the Malaysian banking analyst research report it quoted, did not give a true picture of Maybank’s careful management of its assets and liabilities.
China-owned water treatment company, BEWG (M) Sdn Bhd (“BEWGM”) made its debut in the Malaysian Sukuk market by successfully issuing RM400 million Islamic Medium Term Notes (“Sukuk Wakalah”) on 19 July 2017 - the first-ever Ringgit denominated Sukuk by a Chinese conglomerate.
The Sukuk Wakalah was fully subscribed at the point of launch which allowed BEWGM to achieve its target funding size and meet its financing objectives. The Sukuk Wakalah carries a rating of AAIS (stable) by Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad.
Tadau Energy Sdn Bhd (Tadau Energy) has successfully issued RM250 million of Sustainable Responsible Investment Sukuk (Green SRI Sukuk Tadau) yesterday; which it claimed to be the first Green Sukuk issued in Malaysia.
Tadau Energy’s Green Sukuk Framework has been certified by the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo, Norway (“CICERO”).