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Trading volume on Bursa Malaysia has skyrocketed and there are more smiles among brokers and some investors, but not all are convinced that the big rally yesterday is the start of a major bull run.
Further measures to boost the stock market are being worked out, with the overall focus on boosting liquidity.
Government-linked companies (GLCs) were widely sprinkled among gainers on the market yesterday.
Yusli Mohamed Yusoff, Bursa Malaysia CEO: 'We are pleased and look forward to working with the Securities Commission and others to implement the proposals as soon as possible.''
Malaysia will reintroduce regulated short selling of stocks after an eight-and-a-half-year ban and allow greater flexibility for quality companies, both local and foreign-owned, to be traded on Bursa Malaysia.
The low number of Mesdaq listings so far this year is not 'out of the ordinary' in view of the stricter Securities Commission (SC) requirements and market slowdown, said SC issues and investment division director Datuk Kris Azman Abdullah.