Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia” or the “Exchange”) has expanded its criteria for Approved Securities by reducing the daily market capitalisation requirement from RM500 million to RM200 million, effective today.
The revision is part of Bursa Malaysia’s ongoing commitment to fostering a dynamic and vibrant market, by offering market participants a broader selection of Approved Securities aimed at meeting investors’ evolving needs. Approved Securities are securities that have met the criteria prescribed by the Exchange and may be utilised for purposes of Securities Borrowing and Lending, and short selling.
The expansion of Approved Securities will provide greater ability for investors to manage their portfolios and boost vibrancy in Securities Borrowing and Lending activities, an important component of a well-functioning capital market.
“By broadening access and choice for investors, we are solidifying our commitment to improving market efficiency,” said Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift, Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia. “As a maturing market, it is vital that we offer a marketplace with robust facilities to cater to the differing needs of investors, while remaining focused on ensuring a vibrant, fair and orderly market.”
When updating the list of Approved Securities, careful selection is made based on both quantitative and qualitative criteria to ensure there is sufficient liquidity, and the integrity of the market is maintained. The List of Approved Securities is available on the Bursa Malaysia website. The list is reviewed approximately every 6 months.
Bursa Malaysia remains committed to working closely with all stakeholders to ensure the Malaysian capital market remains competitive, attractive, and well-regulated.
About Bursa Malaysia
Bursa Malaysia is an exchange holding company incorporated in 1976 and listed in 2005, and has grown to be one of the largest bourses in ASEAN today. Bursa Malaysia operates and regulates a fully-integrated exchange offering a comprehensive range of exchange-related facilities, and is committed to Creating Opportunities, Growing Value. Learn more at www.bursamalaysia.com.