Latest Newsletter: MSWG Weekly Newsletter 09 February 2018 (English)
VOICE OF MSWG
The local capital markets received a boost this week when a slew of new measures to stimulate market vibrancy were announced.
These included liberalising margin financing rules, allowing intraday short selling to ALL investors and introducing a new category of traders who trade on their account, known as 'Trading Specialists', the idea being of course to boost market participation.
There were also other measures, including the introduction of a volume-based incentive programme and giving new investors a fee waiver on trading and clearing fees for six months, both also designed to encourage more participation.
The PM also announced the establishment of the Malaysia-Singapore Connect, enabling stock market investors on either side of the divide to trade in the other’s capital markets seamlessly.