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The Malaysian Stock Market’s Equivalent Of Singapore-Listed Companies

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There are many similarities between Singapore and Malaysia. The peoples of both countries enjoy similar foods, have a similar culture, and also speak similar languages.

That’s not all. The stock markets of both countries also contain companies that have similar businesses.

For instance, there’s banking. In the Singapore market, there are three banks, namely, DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05)Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited  (SGX: O39), and United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11).

In Malaysia, there are more banks. Some examples are: Malayan Banking Berhad (KLSE: 1155.KL), CIMB Group Holdings Bhd (KLSE: 1023.KL), Public Bank Berhad (KLSE: 1295.KL), and RHB Capital Bhd (KLSE: 1066.KL).

Plantation companies are also present in both Singapore and Malaysia’s stock market.

In Singapore, some of the plantation companies include palm oil producers such as Wilmar International Limited (SGX: F34)Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (SGX: E5H), First Resources Ltd (SGX: EB5), and Indofood Agri Resources Ltd (SGX: 5JS). There are more.

In Malaysia, we can find players such as  IOI Corporation Bhd (KLSE: 1961.KL), Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLSE: 2445.KL), Genting Plantations Berhad (KLSE: 2291.KL), and United Plantations Bhd (KLSE: 2089.KL).

How about the food and beverage sector?

In Singapore’s stock market, there are companies such as food & beverage retail outlet operator BreadTalk Group Limited (SGX: 5DA), and beverages maker Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd (SGX: Y03). In Malaysia, there is Oldtown Berhad (KLSE: 5201.KL) and Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (KLSE: 3689.KL).

When it comes to investing, it may make sense to expand our horizons beyond Singapore and look at other countries in order to give us more options.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. The Motley Fool Singapore has recommended United Overseas Bank. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Lawrence Nga doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.