Bursa Malaysia is the exchange holding company which operates the Malaysian stock exchange. It is approved under the Section 15 of the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 to operate the exchange as well as offer all the related services for the running of the exchange. This include primarily trading, clearing, settlement and depository services. It is also the body that enforces the rules, regulations and guidelines for public share trading in Malaysia.
It operates about 1,000 public listed companies on either the Main Board or the ACE Market, making it one of the largest bourses in Asia. Bursa is instrumental into developing the capital market of Malaysia where it continues to strengthen its effort to encourage more trading and calling for more active participation from the investment sectors. Apart from operating Bursa Malaysia, the company also has several subsidiaries in other related areas of the stock exchange which include Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Bhd, Labuan International Financial Exchange Inc, Bursa Malaysia Bonds Sdn Bhd, Bursa Malaysia Securities Clearing Sdn Bhd, Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Clearing Bhd, Bursa Malaysia Depository Sdn Bhd, Bursa Malaysia Depository Nominees Sdn Bhd, Bursa Malaysia Information Sdn Bhd and Bursa Malaysia Islamic Services Sdn Bhd.
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