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The Bursa Malaysia Berhand (MYX) is Malaysia’s primary stock exchange and was formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE). The exchange was established in 1964 and is based in Malaysia with their headquarters located at Exchange Square, Bukit Kewangan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The MYX exchange is a publicly traded government linked company with ties to the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE). The companies listed on the Bursa Malaysia Berhand stock exchange are primarily based in Malaysia as companies located outside of Malaysia are most likely listed on another exchange.show more
The Bursa Malaysia Berhand exchange has a series of charting indexes that cover all of the eligible companies listed on the MYX exchange. The index series is called the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index series and was established in 2006. These indexes accurately measure and visually represent the performance of major capital segments of the Malaysian markets. These segments are broken up into large cap, mid cap, small cap, fledging, and shariah compliant market segments. See some of the most important and widely used Malaysian Indexes below.
This is the primary index offered by the Bursa Malaysia Berhand exchange and is comprised of the 30 largest companies listed on the MYX stock exchange by weighted market capitalization. The index was created in 2009 in replacement of the Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index. However, the index still includes the full history of the original KLCI Index which dates back to 1986.
The companies in this index must meet two main requirements to be listed. The first requirement is in regard to free float. Each company must have a minimum free float of 15% and this free float explicitly excludes restricted shareholding for the duration of that clause. The second requirement companies must meet is in regard to liquidity. Each company undergoes a liquidity screening process to ensure that the companies stocks meet the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index liquidity standards for trading.
FTSE Bursa Malaysia Mid 70 Index
This index is comprised of the next 70 companies by full market capitalisation that meet the FTSE Bursa Malaysia eligibility requirements.
FTSE Bursa Malaysia Top 100 Index
This index is comprised of all the companies apart of both the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI and the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Mid 70 Index.
FTSE Bursa Malaysia Small Cap Index
This index is compiled of companies in which are apart of the top 98% of the main market by weighted market capitalization, but do not make it into the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Top 100 Index.
FTSE Bursa Malaysia Hijrah Shariah Index
This index is a compilation of Shariah-compliant investment products that meet the requirements of international Islamic investors. Every company listed in this index undergoes screening by the Malaysian Securities Commission’s Shariah Advisory Council (SAC) and the leading global Shariah consultancy.