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3 Things You Need To Know About the Malaysia Stock Market This Hari Merdeka

Selamat Hari Merdeka to our Malaysian readers! Here are three things about Malaysia’s stock market (the Bursa Malaysia) and investing in general that you might want to look at today while celebrating your National Day.

1. Malaysia has quite a number of well-known conglomerates that operate in the region. In fact, one of them, YTL Corporation Berhad (KLSE: 4677.KL), is actually the main unitholder and manager of Starhill Global Real Estate Investment Trust (SGX: P40U), a Singapore-listed retail and commercial real estate investment trust. Here are three important financial ratios about YTL.

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2. In a similar manner to Singapore, Malaysia is home to many oil & gas-related companies. A fair share of these companies also have a global presence. One such company is SapuraKencana Petroleum Bhd (KLSE: 5218.KL). Here is an investor’s fact-sheet for the company, courtesy of my colleague Lawrence Nga.

3. Companies in the telecommunications scene have long been regarded as defensive and stable businesses. But, the growth prospects and strategies can defer greatly between different companies within the industry. Earlier today, I had taken a look at the history and possible future of two of the largest telcos in the region, Bhd (KLSE: 6947.KL) and StarHub Ltd (SGX: CC3). Click here to find out more.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore writer Stanley Lim does not own shares in any companies mentioned.