Affin Hwang Investment Bank and Bursa Malaysia have formally launched a securities borrowing and lending facility for retail investors.
Crypto exchange operators are prohibited from accepting new clients and ongoing ICO projects must return all client funds, until the securities regulator is ready to formally authorise their activities.
NSE chairman Ashok Chawla was named in a charge sheet related to a bribery case involving telecom operator Aircel and its Malaysian investor Maxis.
The exchange has introduced market order at pre-closing, on-open orders, on-close orders, iceberg orders and one-cancel-other orders.
A new central bank policy document outlines recommendations for financial institutions developing and publishing Open Data APIs.
Malaysia's central bank has raised expectations on the board and senior management to ensure effective oversight and governance of outsourcing arrangements.
The March 2017 prohibition order barring former banker Tim Leissner for 10 years was based on limited information; US DOJ charges provided evidence of his involvement in 1MDB fund flows.
Malaysian prosecutors have filed criminal charges against three Goldman subsidiaries and two former employees, seeking fines in the billions of dollars and jail terms of up to 10 years.
“The introduction of innovative ETF products is a welcome development for our ETF market, and should lead to a more vibrant ETF ecosystem," said Bursa Malaysia chief Tajuddin.
Banks will face challenging conditions in 2019 due to moderating economic growth, slowing credit expansion and US-China trade tensions, but have adequate buffers against growing risks.