Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad welcomes positive developments in Q3
Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad (MDV) welcomes the positive developments in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020) with respect to Malaysia’s economic activity as announced by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) recently. Notwithstanding, MDV understands that continued effort is required to ensure that the observed momentum of recovery does not stall.
MDV, as a subsidiary of Minister of Finance (Incorporated) [MOF Inc] and dedicated technology financier, is actively playing our part to support corresponding recovery in the technology sector.
In this respect, MDV has moved quickly to provide relief for existing customers and continues to provide unimpeded access to financing for technology companies, where MDV looks to significantly increase financing facility approvals in 2021.
MDV has also accelerated approvals under the Technology Startup Financing Relief Facility (TSFRF) to ensure that local startups are also able to participate in the broad-based recovery currently observed as well as build resilience against any fall-out due to the current resurgence in Covid-19 cases. MDV has also taken these initiatives to support the effective policy measures by the Government and contribute to sustained public and private sector expenditures.
MDV’s Chairman, Khairul Azwan Harun, said that MDV is currently exploring further initiatives to answer the call from the Minister of Finance for Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) to increase contributions designed to revive the economy and open-up job opportunities.
“As a dedicated technology financier, MDV is committed to continue providing funding for the growth and development of the technology sector, which is crucial for the post Covid-19 economic recovery. In this regard, we are pleased to share that the Ministry of Finance (MOF) has given its approval for MDV to raise our Fourth Fund via the issuance of a Sukuk programme based on MDV’s standalone corporate credit rating, so as to ensure that viable technology companies and projects will continue to have adequate access to funding, amid the highly challenging economic climate.”
Azwan added that MDV also continues to implement internal measures to ensure speedy payments to its vendors and suppliers and continues to progress with its planned investment into MDV’s digital infrastructure.
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