Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLS)

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The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) is the main stock exchange of Malaysia. It is located in the city of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The KLSE was established in 1960 and is the oldest stock exchange in Malaysia. The KLSE is a public company and is listed on its own exchange. The KLSE is governed by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC). The KLSE has a market capitalization of over RM1 trillion (US$250 billion). The KLSE is home to over 700 listed companies. The KLSE is the second largest stock exchange in Southeast Asia after the Singapore Stock Exchange. The KLSE is a member of the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS). The KLSE is also a member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). The KLSE is a major contributor to the Malaysian economy. The KLSE provides a platform for companies to raise capital and for investors to trade shares. The KLSE also plays a role in the development of the Malaysian capital market. The KLSE is a key player in the Malaysian economy and is an important part of the country's financial system.

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