Sunday, December 05, 2010

Foreign Funds To Continue Buying

Foreign investors were net buyers of local stocks, helping the index to an intra-day record of 1531.99 points on November 10.

They accounted for 28.38 per cent of the total value of trade in November worth RM39 billion, with local institutional funds accounting for 30.16 per cent of the value traded.

International investors' purchases are at their highest in more than one-and-a-half decade, as low returns from abroad and Malaysia's own economic liberalisation help attract investments into equities.

The appreciating ringgit, ease of credit and inflow of capital helped push Malaysia as the fastest growing market for mergers and acquisitions in the Asia-Pacific region this year with some RM21.3 billion deals on the table. Read more.