Interview: Zeti Akhtar Aziz

The Malaysian banking sector has been relatively unaffected by the credit crunch. Why has this been the case?

First, we had very limited exposure to subprime-related instruments. There are several reasons for this. Malaysian banks have limited infrastructure for dealing in structured products. Also, our domestic financial markets, the bond market in particular, have developed strongly. The same is true for regional financial markets. So the exposure of our banking sector to the domestic and regi

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