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Bursa Warns Of Stock Market Manipulation With Pump And Dump Schemes

 |  Thursday, 23 March 2017 14:55  |  Published in MARKETS

Malaysian Investors Association lauds the timely circular issued by Bursa Malaysia to alert capital market players against the many nefarious schemes by syndicates to pump and dump selected counters in order to reap huge profits at the expense of herd instinctive individual investors.

These syndicates planned well in advance to nibble and accumulate shares of targeted counters at low entry level prices.  They then generated interest to give an appearance of active trading to lend credence to their tips and good news regarding the selected counters. Once the baits are swallowed, they exit the market leaving tailgating investors to huge financial losses.

Introducing ASEAN Green Bond Standards

 |  Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:20  |  Published in MARKETS

Kuala Lumpur, March 14 - The ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) yesterday endorsed key initiatives to be implemented in 2017 under the ACMF Action Plan 2016-2020 that aims to create investment and business opportunities through greater connectivity, inclusiveness and resilience of capital markets within ASEAN.

One of the key initiatives being endorsed at the ACMF’s 26th meeting yesterday, hosted by the Securities Commission Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, is the cooperation between ACMF and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) to introduce ASEAN green bond standards that will be applied across capital markets in ASEAN.

Malaysian Capital Market Grew to RM 2.84 trillion in 2016

 |  Friday, 10 March 2017 16:42  |  Published in MARKETS

Kuala Lumpur, March 10 - The Malaysian capital market grew to RM2.84 trillion in 2016 with total capital raised amounting to RM98.5 billion, according to Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) in conjunction with the release of its annual report.

“Despite global uncertainties and episodes of pronounced volatility affecting markets, the Malaysian capital market remained resilient with orderly market conditions. The market recorded growth across several market segments with favourable investor interest and provided sustainable long term financing for issuers,” said Tan Sri Ranjit Ajit Singh, Chairman, Securities Commission Malaysia.


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