ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide 2017 Brunei Darussalam
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ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide 2017 Brunei Darussalam

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ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide is a comprehensive explanation of the region's bond markets. It provides information such as the history, legal and regulatory framework, specific characteristics of the market, trading and transaction (including settlement systems), and other relevant information. The Bond Market Guide 2017 for Brunei Darussalam is an outcome of the support and contributions of ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum members and experts, particularly from Brunei Darussalam.

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Appendix 1:
Practical References

For easy access to further information about the market features described in the Bond Market Guide for Brunei Darussalam—including information on the policy bodies, regulatory authorities, and securities market-related institutions—interested parties are encouraged to utilize the following links (all websites available in English):
AsianBondsOnline (an initiative of the Asian Development Bank)
Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam
Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam—Short-Term Government Sukuk Issuance Calendar
The Islamic Financial Services Board
Attorney General’s Chambers—Legislation Online
Ministry of Finance, Revenue Division—Withholding Tax Rates

Appendix 2:
Glossary of Technical Terms

Accredited Investor
Investor class in Brunei Darussalam
Market term for the investment bank appointed to organize the issuance of debt securities or sukuk
Bahasa Melayu
National language of Brunei Darussalam
Expert Investor
Investor class in Brunei Darussalam
Summary term for innovative technology solutions in the financial markets
Hukum Syara’
The laws of Islam according to the Syafeite, Hanafi, Maliki, and Hanbali sect of Ahlis Sunnah Waljamaah
Standard of the International Standardisation Organisation for electronic data interchange between financial institutions
Organized market for the trading of debt securities and sukuk, with transactions for both listed and unlisted securities
Primary Market Participant
Participant in primary market auctions and distributions of government securities, similar to but without the privileges of a primary dealer
Principal Adviser
Role for investment bank to advise potential issuer on funding strategies, including the issuance of debt securities and sukuk
Key disclosure document for debt securities and sukuk offerings in Brunei Darussalam
Refers to the registration of securities to be issued with AMBD for the purpose of obtaining approval for said issuance
Registration Statement
Document to be submitted to AMBD for the approval of securities issuance
shelf prospectus
Key disclosure document for debt securities and sukuk offerings under the shelf registration concept in Brunei Darussalam
Sukuk represent the Islamic equivalent of bonds. Sukuk are structured to comply with Syariah law by involving Syariah-compliant assets in the investment.
Sukuk Al-Ijarah
Sukuk Al-Ijarah is the most commonly used sukuk structure, whereby the transaction involves the buying of an asset by a special purpose vehicle (SPV) and this SPV will lease the asset, allowing the other party to be able to use the benefit from the asset. The SPV may issue sukuk certificates to be sold to the investors at principal price. At maturity, the sukuk issuer will receive the rental and pay the investors back the principal amount plus rental.
Islamic law (official spelling used in Brunei Darussalam)
Syariah Adviser
In the context of the financial market, has the function of advising financial institutions and other organizations on the structuring of products in compliance with Islamic law
Wawasan Brunei 2035
Program of development goals to be achieved by the year 2035 set out by the Government of Brunei Darussalam; includes goals for the financial and capital markets
Source: ADB consultants for SF1.
1 ASEAN+3 refers to the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plus the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea.
2 ASEAN+3 refers to the 10 members of ASEAN plus the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea.
3 Continuing Professional Development (CDP) comprises trainings and other such activities accredited by a specific CDP Board. Courses offered by the Centre for Islamic Finance, Business and Management are one example of CDP.
4 For an example of available information, please see
5 See
6 See
7 For further information, the Stamp Act (Chapter 34 of the laws of Brunei Darussalam) may be found at

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