Markets - Malaysia

Investing in Malaysian Stock Market


Malaysia Market at a glance

One of the most attractive Islamic financial centres in the world

Malaysia is a country on the move. It is a country rich in mineral resources and fertile soils. Despite its rich natural resources, Malaysia took decisive steps to progress from an economy dependent on agriculture and primary commodities in the sixties to a multi-sector economy based on services and high-tech manufacturing.

Today, Malaysia is one of the world's largest exporters of semiconductor devices, electrical goods, solar panels and communication technology. It is also one of the top exporters of natural gas, natural rubber and palm oil. The country is also well-known for its Islamic banking and financial services.

If you want to invest in some of the leading manufacturers of semiconductor, solar panels and communication technology, Malaysia can provide access to these growth sectors.

Malaysia is part of the ASEAN Exchanges – a collaboration among Bursa Malaysia, Hanoi Stock Exchange, Hochiminh Stock Exchange, Indonesia Stock Exchange, The Philippine Stock Exchange Inc, Singapore Exchange and The Stock Exchange of Thailand. The group was established to provide an interlinked ASEAN capital market via greater cross-border investments, mobilisation of intra-ASEAN funds and trading of equity markets.

Bursa Malaysia is the main stock exchange where you can invest in publicly listed companies.

Here are some of the major companies listed in the Malaysian Stock Exchange (Bursa Malaysia):

  • Astro Malaysia Holdings
  • Asia File Corporation
  • Bursa Malaysia
  • Bright Packaging Industry
  • Chemical Company of Malaysia
  • CIMB Group Holding
  • Engtex Group
  • Genting Malaysia

Why invest in the Malaysia stock market?

  • Economic strength – manufacturing-based, export-driven economy spurred on by high technology, knowledge-based and capital-intensive industries
  • Supportive government policies and attractive tax incentives
  • Natural resources include crude oil, natural gas, tin, timber, palm oil and rubber
  • Recognized leader in Islamic Finance and Investment
  • A liquid and well-regulated secondary market

To invest in the Malaysia Stock Exchange, you can use the Monex Securities Australia multi-market platform. This easy to use platform gives you access to more than 50,000 listed securities in 12 global markets including the US, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Open an account and start investing in the Malaysian stock market


Market Basic (Data Source: WFE December 2018)

Bursa Malaysia

  • Market Capitalization: $398 (USD Billion) 
  • No. of Listed Companies: Approximately 912

Exchange Trading Hours

Market Malaysian Time  Australia Time (AEST Summer) Australia Time (AEST Winter)
Pre-Open  8:30 am – 9:00 am 11:30 am – 12:00 pm 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Normal Trading 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Lunch break 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

What does Monex Securities Australia Offer?


The Monex trading platform provides exposure to the Malaysian stock market. The symbol lookup tool helps you find all stocks listed on the Bursa Malaysia.


Brokerage fees start at MYR 100 (approximately $USD 25) and are capped at 0.30% of the total order size. Full list of fees can be found at  Fees and Charges.

Order Types

We provide a collection of powerful online trading order types to fit your strategy. Simply pre-set your orders and let our system do the work for you. Order types include: Market order, Limit order, Sell stop-limit order, two-way sell order and Chain orders.


Watchlists are a perfect tool to help you keep a close eye on your  international investments. Our platform allows you to add stocks across to markets to one watchlist.