|Location||Exchange Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Key people||Abdul Wahid Omar (Chairman)
Muhamad Umar Swift (CEO)
|No. of listings||801 and 1600 Employees|
|Market cap||USD$397.39 billion|
Bursa Malaysia is the stock exchange of Malaysia. It based in Kuala Lumpur and previously known as the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE). It provides a full integration of transactions, offering a wide range of currency exchange and related services including trading, settlement, clearing and savings services.
Bursa Malaysia was established in 1930 when the Singapore Stockbrokers Association became an official organization of securities in Malaya. In 1937, it was re-registered as the Stockbrokers' Association of Malaya, but it still did not trade public shares. In 1960, the Malayan Stock Exchange was formed and public trading started on May 9 that year. In 1961, a board system was introduced in two trading places, one in Singapore and one in Kuala Lumpur.
The Malaysian Stock Exchange was formally formed in 1964 and in the following year, with the separation of Singapore from Malaysia, the stock exchange continued to function under the Malaysian and Singapore Stock Exchange (MSSE). In 1973, with the termination of currency exchange between Malaysia and Singapore, MSSE split into two which is the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) and the Stock Exchange of Singapore (SES).