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Offshore funds prefer Malaysian debt amid Treasury volatility

Foreign investors are flocking to Malaysian bonds as the debt offers greater shelter from global volatility than regional peers. Global funds poured $233 million into Malaysian government bonds in April, the largest inflow in five months, in contrast to outflows in Thai and Indonesian bonds. Despite headwinds for the region’s debt such as recent dollar strength and rising Treasury volatility, Malaysian bonds have outperformed Southeast Asian peers, according to a Bloomberg index. [....]