Bursa Malaysia or previously known as KLSE or Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange is the largest stock market in Southeast Asia with a market capitalization of over US$100 billion. It has been operational since 1965 and offers trading participations for both Malaysian stocks and special designated stocks.



Bursa Malaysia also gives investors access to the most recent business news, company profiles, charts, and other tools for analysing data. It also runs an electronic market place where registered brokers can help their clients buy or sell Bursa Malaysia-listed securities directly.

Five things you may not have known about the Bursa Malaysia:

1) It has a list of top companies that includes PETRONAS, Genting Group, Maybank, Public Bank and list of large companies.

2) The exchange lets people trading in Bursa Malaysia. It allowed them to buy and sell both Malaysian stocks and stocks from other countries in the coming future.

3) It runs an electronic market where registered brokers can buy or sell securities listed on Malaysia directly for their clients.

4) With a market capitalization of more than $100 billion, it is the one of largest stock exchange in Southeast Asia.

5) Their website has a lot of stock market information, like company profiles and the latest news. The latest education service is BursaMarket Place, goto bursamarketplace.com


Singapore Stockbrokers Association was started & moved into Malaya in 1930 but Bursa Malaysia was created in 1937. It was renamed the Stockbrokers’ Association Malaya. Share trading for public is open to all. On May 9, 1960, the Malayan Stock Exchange started trading. Both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur put in place board systems in 1961.

When Malaysia and Singapore broke up in 1965, the Malaysian Stock Exchange kept going under both names (MSSE). When the currency exchange stopped in 1973,  KLSE and the Singapore Stock Exchange became new entity.


Today & Tomorrow

Bursa Malaysia is one of the most important parts of the Malaysian stock market. Share prices in the stock exchange will fluctuate on the stock exchange primarily due to economic forces.  When the next coming turmoil like geopolitical events like Russia Ukraine war, exchanges like Bursa will face challenges for public to trade in Bursa Malaysia.

Risk Ahead

Other factors like the companies and the economy as a whole exhibit signs of stability and expansion, share prices typically rise or remain stable. A stock market crash may occur following a recession, depression, or financial crisis. Consequently, the movement of share prices and stock indexes can be indicative of the economic climate and it played a role on shaping the future of the exchange.



For more information, go to www.bursamalaysia.com, which is the site for Bursa Malaysia.