Best and Worst


Stock Exchange

Majority the stock market in the world does not performing well in 2011 with only 7 out of 51 stock markets showing an increase in the market capitalization.

This included Bursa Malaysia with 0.48% market capitalization. However, it is in the top 10 of the world’s best-performing stock market in 2011.

The top 2 world’s best-performing stock markets are Irish with 86 percent increase in market capitalization. Meanwhile, the worst stock exchanges are Cyprus and Athens stock exchanges, which decrease more than 40 percent.

The table below is world stock exchange rank for year 2011.

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Stock Exchange

Most of the stock market in the world does not performing well in Q3 2011. When compare Q3 2010, only 13 out of 51 stock markets in the positive territory and Busa Malaysia was one of them.

In the same period, market capitalization for Bursa Malaysia increase by 1.10 percent if measured by Malaysian Ringgit but decrease 2.2 percent if the measurement made based on US Dollar. The decrease is due to strengthing of Malaysian Ringgit.

The top 2 world’s best-performing stock markets are Irish & Tehran stock exchanges. Both showed more than 40 percent increase. Meanwhile, the worst stock exchanges are Cyprus and Athens stock exchanges, which decrease more than 40 percent.

The table below is world stock exchange rank based on previous 1 year data.

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Hong-Kong based FinanceAsia recently revealed a poll results for their 11th annual poll of Asia’s top companies. The pool has tallied votes from over 300 investors and analysts across the region.

The pools evaluate the companies on best managed company, best corporate governance, best investor relations, best corporate social responsibility, most committed to a strong dividend policy, best mid-cap, best small-cap, best CEO & best CFO.

The pool result from Malaysian companies are,

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World Bank recently published a new report regarding the easiest country to do business in the world. A high ranking on the ease of doing business index means the regulatory environment is more conducive to start and operate a local firm.

This index averages the country’s percentile rankings on 9 topics, made up of a variety of indicators, giving equal weight to each topic. The rankings are from the Doing Business 2011 report, covering the period June 2009 through May 2010.

Malaysia ranked at position 21st, up 2 position from 23rd in 2010. Malaysia showed improvements in its online procedures for starting a business, speedy registration of properties and notable ease in tax procedures especially with the introduction of online tax submissions.

Earlier this year, Malaysia also made a significant leap in its IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, moving up eight places and becoming the 10th most competitive nation in the world.

The table below are the rank of the top 30 countries.

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We are now approaching to the end of year 2009. How do the stock market around the world performed? And how do our local stock market, Bursa Malaysia performed?

The real winner for year 2009 is Brazil Stock Market. It has taken off off like a rocket. It was the world’s best performing stock market. Brazil Bovespa Stock Index surged 132.2% during the period of 30th December 2008 to 21st December 2009.

Brazil is the fastest growing in Latin America is blessed with abundant of natural resources. The other resouces rich countries such as Indonesia, Peru and Russia are also performing really well. It seem that many resources rich countries are performing really well in 2009.

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