Najib proposes Malaysia Day at NYSE

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and rang the closing bell on Monday.

He had earlier held discussions with the bourse's top executives led by NYSE Euronet chief executive officer (CEO) Duncan Niederauer, on ways to assist Malaysian investors in securing access into the US capital market.

In a brief remark after signing the guest book, Najib said that he had proposed the hosting of a Malaysia Day at the bourse, to attract US investors into the Malaysian market as well as other markets in the Southeast Asia region. He said Malaysia could be a gateway for US investors into the ASEA Nmarket, which he described as one of the fastest growing, in Asia.

The Prime Minister said ASEAN bourses should work closely and be more integrated so as to attract foreign investors. Accompanying Najib during the visit was Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, Malaysian Ambassador to the United States Datuk Seri Jamaluddin Jarjis, Bursa Malaysia chairman Tun Mohamed Dzaiddin Abdullah and several other officials.

The Prime Minister is in New York to attend the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The NYSE, located at 11 Wall Street, is the largest stock exchange in the world, with market capitalisation at an estimated $11.9 trillion as of August this year. - BERNAMA

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