Investor Relations Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Annual Report
    Q: Where can I find Bursa Malaysia Berhad's Annual Report?

    A: Please click here

  • Financial Resources Available for Use
    Q: Do you own all the cash in your cash balance? What is impacting your cash level?

    A: Bursa only owns a portion of the cash balance. Higher cash balance is usually due to more funds from operations, higher cash margins received by Bursa Derivatives Clearing and cash collateral for Securities Borrowing and Lending (SBL) activities.

    Q: How do I calculate the financial resources available for use?

    A: The "financial resources available for use" could be derived as follows:

    Cash and Bank Balances+ Short Term Investments + Other Investments - adjusted Trade Payables* - CGF contribution from Trading Clearing Participants(TCPs)"

    Note: *Adjusted Trade Payables = Trade Payables less accrued interest

  • Financial Results
    Q: When does Bursa Malaysia announce its financial results?

    A: Bursa Malaysia announces its results quarterly, in April, July, October and January/February. You may sign up with our email alert service to get our notification

    Q: Where can I find Bursa Malaysia Berhad's latest financial results?

    A: Please click here to view the latest financial results.

    Q. Where can I find information on Bursa Malaysia Berhad's historical financial results?

    A: Please click here

    This information is also available in our Financial Highlights. Please click here

  • Historical Market Statistics
    Q: How do you get other back dated market statistics for reference?

    A: For a snapshot of quarterly market statistics, please click here.Bursa Malaysia charges backdated information in accordance to the nature of request. You can write in to our Customer Service department at for all backdated market statistics request.

  • Management Guidance
    Q: Can the management team provide a general guidance on the growth prospect and target for 2011?

    A: Moving forward, Bursa remains committed in ensuring that the securities market continues to be sustainable and vibrant despite increasing volatility from external factors. We will continue to pursue efforts to increase market competitiveness as well as to develop the robustness and resilience of our market.

    Potential re-rating catalysts for the market include the acceleration in the implementation of various government transformation programmes, prospects for greater merger and acquisition activities and further divestments by government-linked companies. Malaysia's strong economic fundamentals, positive prospects and sustained domestic corporate earnings growth is also expected to continue to attract portfolio inflows. The recognition of Malaysia as an "Advanced Emerging Market" in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series effective June 2011 will further increase the attractiveness of our market.

    In addition, the various capital market initiatives as announced by the Prime Minister in the recent Invest Malaysia 2011 and the strategies unveiled in the Capital Market Masterplan 2 are expected to result in an increasing interest in the Malaysian market.

    We also look forward to an improved performance on the derivatives market. Efforts are undertaken to promote the derivatives marketplace to the retail market sector in Malaysia alongside promotions to the institutional participants. Interest in FKLI is expected to move in tandem with the activity of the securities market, while interest in our key product, the FCPO contract, is expected to be sustainable.

    We continue to invest in the development of the capital market and the regulatory environment while keeping a close watch on our expenditure. Based on the progress made in 1Q11 and barring any adverse developments, we expect improved level of activity in our markets and financial results for the financial year ending 31 December 2011.

  • Snapshot of Initiatives
    Q: What are the key developments or initiatives for the year?


    Key Developments & Initiatives in 2010
    Strengthening Liquidity
    • CBBCs, New ETFs, New REITs.
    • Migration of derivatives products to Globex.
    • Retail rejuvenation.
    Enhancing Efficiency
    • E-dividend.
    • Relaxing admission requirements for dual licensing.
    Building Quality
    • Market education & engagement.
    • Enhancing standard of CG.
    Internationalising Our Market
    • CME's KL Hub as a gateway for trading derivatives products.
    • U.S CFTC approval.
    • China CBRC recognition.
    • Expanding reach & profile of Islamic capital market.
    • ASEAN link.
    • U.S. SEC Approval.
    Key Developments & Initiatives in 2009
    Improving Accessibility
    • Launch of Direct Market Access for the securities market.
    • Introduction of SBL-Negotiated Trade.
    • Introduction of Market Making for Structured Warrants and Exchange Traded Funds.
    Enhancing Efficiency
    • New fund raising framework and board structure.
    • Restructuring of minimum tick size.
    • Shortening of trading halt.
    Developing New Products And Services
    • Launch of FTSE Bursa Malaysia Palm Oil Plantation Index Series.
    • Listing of foreign IPO.
    • Listing of Sukuk and Bonds.
    Internationalising Markets
    • KLCI enhancement of FBM KLCI.
    • Strategic partnership with CME.
    • Launch of Bursa Suq-Al Sila'.
    Key Developments & Initiatives in 2008
    Strengthening Liquidity
    • Continued Retail Education.
    • Market making framework.
    • Restructuring of Boards.
    • Enhancement of SBL (OTC Model).
    • Negotiated Large Trades (derivatives).
    • Restructuring of minimum bids.
    • CFTC approval.
    • Multicurrency platform.
    Access & Distribution
    • DMA Derivatives.
    • Entry of 2 new derivatives trading participants.
    • Bursa trade securities.
    • DMA equity.
    • Asean link.
    New Products
    • USD Crude Palm Oil Futures.
    • Multicurrency ETFs .
    • Enhanced KLCI linked products.
    • Thematic ETFs.
    Islamic Financial Hub
    • Islamic Products (i-ETFs & i-REITs).
    • Admission of 3 foreign brokers (1 approved).
    • Islamic SBL.
    • Bursa Suq-Al Sila'.
  • Securities and Derivatives Market Fees
    Q: Where can I find a snapshot of the revision of fees for securities and derivatives market?

    A: The changes in securities fees are as follows: -

    2001 and 2002: -

    • On Market Transaction Clearing Fee was revised from 0.05% to 0.04% cap at RM200 (Effective 1 July 2001)
    • Direct Business Transaction Clearing Fee was revised from 0.05% subject to a minimum of RM25 and cap at RM250 to 0.04% subject to a minimum of RM10 and gucap at RM200 (Effective 2 Jan 2002)

    2005: -

    • On Market Transactions Clearing Fee was fixed at 0.04%, cap at RM500 (Effective 21 Oct 2005)
    • Direct Business Transactions Clearing Fee was fixed at 0.04%, subject to a minimum of RM10 and cap at RM500 (Effective 21 Oct 2005)

    2007: -

    • Net Clearing Fee rebate (50%) for Day Trading Activities Account only (Effective 3 Jan 2007.)
    • Net Clearing Fees rebate is not applicable to general public.

    2008: -

    • On Market Transactions and DBT Clearing Fee were fixed at 0.03%, cap at RM1,000 (Effective 1 Jan 2008)

    For derivatives fee structure change, please download here.

  • Shareholding & Ownership
    Q: Is there a restriction on share ownership for Bursa Malaysia Berhad?

    A: Yes, there's a restriction on share ownership by any single shareholder who wish to hold 5% or more voting shares in Bursa Malaysia. An application for approval can be made to the Securities Commission, SC will then submit the application with its recommendation to the Minister of Finance. The MOF may grant approval subject to terms and conditions and as deem fit.

    Q: What is the current shareholding structure of Bursa Malaysia?

    A: Our substantial shareholders as at 31 March 2011 are :

    • Minister of Finance (18.86%)
    • Capital Market Development Fund (18.77%)

    Our foreign shareholding @ 31 March 2011 stood at 20.6%.

    Q: What is Bursa Malaysia Berhad's latest and historical foreign shareholding?

    A: Please mail in your request to

  • Velocity
    Q: How does Bursa Malaysia computes market velocity? Is it readily available in the website?

    A: Bursa's turnover velocity can be calculated daily, monthly or year to date. The formula are as follows:

    Daily Velocity

    Annualized Market Transacted Value for the day X 248 days / Market Capitalisation for the day = Percentage of daily velocity

    *248=standard annualized trading days.

    Monthly Velocity

    Calculate the average of the velocity of the month.(Average the daily velocity in the month)

    Yearly Velocity

    Total market transacted value for the year/ Average market capitalization for the year


    To compute the daily annualised market velocity, you can refer to the "Daily Scoreboard" for the "daily market value traded" figures and refer "Key Indicator" to get the "market capitalisation".

    Daily Annualised Market Velocity
    = Daily Market Value Traded X 248 / Daily Market Capitalisation
    = RM 0.76bil X 248 / RM 662.07 bil
    = 28%

  • Regulation

    Directors Not Complying to Listing Requirement

    Q: How does Bursa Malaysia ensure that Directors of PLC are being penalise fairly?


    1. Firstly, enforcement action against directors are taken on directors who have blatantly disregarded compliance with the Listing Requirements(LRs). This needs to be established through various enquiries and investigation and once this has been established, the nature of the breach must also be taken into consideration in determining whether to proceed with director enforcement. Nature of the breach would involve materiality of the transaction/event, whether it is a related party transaction and whther the breach is capable of rectification.
    2. Once a prima facie case is established against the director, a notice to show cause will be issued whereby he will given a specific time to make representation in writing as to why Bursa should not find him in breach of the LR for causing, aiding and/or abetting the Company and/or for permitting knowingly the Company to breach the LR.
    3. Based on the reply to the notice to show cause, Bursa will make an assessment whether the director's explanation is acceptable or not. The assessment will be done by a Regulations Management Committee(RMC) which comprises of Heads from the Regulations and Legal. After taking into consideration all facts and circumstances of the case/breach, the RMC will decide on whether the director is involved directly or indirectly in the breach committed by the PLC. The penalty to be proposed to the Listing Committee will be decided based on mitigating and aggravating factors specific to the director. Aggravating factors will include amongst others, whether the director had personally profited from the breach by the PLC or has been grossly negligent or blatantly disregarded the LR.
    4. Prior to the Listing Committee (which consists of representatives from various distinguished organisations) deciding on the imposition of the penalty to the director, the director will also be given the opportunity to make oral representations before the Listing Committee.
    5. The type of penalty decided by the Listing Committee will also be based on mitigating and aggravating factors specific to the director.
    6. Once the penalty have been imposed, the affected director has another chance to appeal to Bursa on the penalty imposed. His appeal will be heard by the Appeals Committee.The Appeals Committee's decision will be considered final.

    Companies Seeking Listing

    Q: Why are China companies choosing Singapore or Hong Kong as a listing destination rather than Malaysia? Is it due to some of the ruling/regulation?

    A: We are always vigilant on the competitiveness of stock exchanges regionally. In this respect, we, together with the Securities Commission (SC), have amended our Listing Requirements in April 2007 to facilitate cross border listings and also to align with guidance notes issued by SC on the same. We have also conducted roadshows and conferences, both local and overseas, to promote our competitiveness and attractiveness as a listing destination for foreign companies.

    Further liberalisation measures has also been announced in June 2009 by our Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to attract foreign companies to list in Malaysia. Please click here to see the FAQs for the new Bumiputera equity requirement for companies seeking listing on Bursa Malaysia.

  • Invest Malaysia : Capital Market Liberalisation Measures
    Q: What has been the key capital market liberalisation announcement made during Invest Malaysia?

    A: Please click here

Q&A for Financial Results Briefing

  • 1Q11 Financial Results
    Q: Bursa's previous ESOS expired in 2010. Are there any options outstanding that have yet to be vested from this ESOS tranche?

    A: A total of 31.4 mil shares were exercised under the previous ESOS scheme. This is lower than the 13% of total shares (i.e. 65 mil shares) which were approved by shareholders to be given out under that scheme. With the expiry of the ESOS, all unutilised/ outstanding options will not be vested.

    Q: Where is the software write-off expenses, parked?

    A: It is parked under "miscellaneous expenses" of "other operating expenses".

    Q: Why did the staff cost increase?

    A: Our headcount ast at 31st March 2011 is at 630 people vs 31st March 2010 headcount of 609 people. The staff cost hike for 1Q11 is due to the increased headcount, talent attraction & development as well as a one-off CEO transitions cost.