Biggest and Largest

There are many Stock Broker or also known as Participating Organization, which licensed to trade in Bursa Malaysia. Full list can be found in Bursa Malaysia website here.

For 2011, the largest stock broker by trading value was CIMB Investment Bank with 10.36 percent from total trading value up from 9.80 in 2010. On the other hand, the largest trading volume was OSK Investment Bank with 11.85 percent of trading volume but only 6.58 percent in term’s trading value. Seem like, people who trade via OSK like to invest in penny stock!

Generally, in 2011 total trading volume & value were higher when compare to 2010. Trading volume up 30% from 506,498 million in 2010 shares to 658,463 in 2011 while trading value up 12.2 % from 780,723 in 2010 to 876,334 in 2011.

The table below shows top 15 largest stock brokers trade in Bursa Malaysia in 2011 based on Trading Value and Trading Volume.

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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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Bursa

The FBM KLCI is a tradable index comprises of the 30 largest companies in the Bursa Malaysia by market capitalization. The index’s component stocks are due for second 2011 revision on 8th December.

Based on the recent data, PLUS and Gamuda are expected to drop from FBM KLCI components. PLUS will be dropped due to privatization.

On the other hand, Gamuda will be dropped because it is now the 37th largest company by market capitalization. This is because as per FTSE regulations, if the counter no longer in the top 35th, it should be dropped from the FBM KLCI.

Based on the table below, to replace PLUS and Gamuda, 3 most likely candidates are Nestle, AirAsia and Bumi Armada.

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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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Previously, we looked at 2011 top 300 world’s largest pensions fund where Malaysian funds, namely Employees Provident Fund at position number 9. The different between sovereign and non-sovereign funds are the fund ownership.

Sovereign fund is established by national authorities for the meeting of pension liabilities. So, this raking is quite similar to world’s largest pension funds but without private funds such as General Motors pension funds.

EPF move 1 rank up from 6th spot in 2010 to 5th spot in 2011 with total assets grew from $109 billion to $146 billion. EPF even overtaking Singapore’s fund, Central Provident Fund

The table below shows top 26 world’s largest sovereign pension funds.

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