Bursa Malaysia

The Bursa Malaysia got its’ present name in the year 2004, though its’ base was established long back in 1930. It evolved over years and established itself as a significant demutualised exchange of the world.The base of Bursa Malaysia was established long back in 1930, but the exchange got its’ present name in the year 2004.
Over the years, this exchange of Malaysia evolved rapidly and in October, 2007, it touched the market capitalization figure of $350 billion.

Evolution of Bursa Malaysia
Long back in 1930, a formal organization was set up in Malaysia for dealing of securities, with the name of Singapore Stockbrokers’ Association.
In the year 1937, this organization was renamed as Malayan Stockbrokers’ Association. But, even after reregistration, the organization was not involved in trading of public shares.

In the year 1960, Malayan Stock Exchange came into existence. From 9th May, 1960, shares started to be publicly traded in this exchange.
In the year 1961, Board System was established by setting up two trading rooms, one in Kuala Lumpur and one in Singapore.
In the year 1964, the Stock Exchange of Malaysia was officially established.
In the year 1965, when Singapore separated from Malaysia, the common stock exchange continued to operate for both Singapore and Malaysia with the name of SEMS or Stock Exchange of Malaysia and Singapore.
But, in the year 1973, currency interchangeability between Singapore and Malaysia was terminated. Following this action, the Stock Exchange of Malaysia and Singapore was divided into two separate entities, namely, Stock Exchange of Singapore or SES and the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange Bhd or KLSEB.
In the same year, a new company started to perform the functions of KLSEB and in the year 1994, it was named as Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange or KLSE.
In the year 2004, Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange was turned into a demutualised exchange and got the name of Bursa Malaysia.
On 18th April 2005, Bursa Malaysia launched a new scheme called CBRS. Through this scheme, the investors were able to access the research reports of the companies, listed in Bursa Malaysia, totally free of cost.

It can be mentioned here, that, the major index of Bursa Malaysia is KLCI or Kuala Lumpur Composite Index. But, in the year 2006, a new series of index were introduced in the Bursa Malaysia.
It can be mentioned here, that, the major index of Bursa Malaysia is KLCI or Kuala Lumpur Composite Index. But, in the year 2006, a new series of index were introduced in the Bursa Malaysia.

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