Selling short



For almost a year now, Ridzal Sheriff, Bursa Malaysia’s head of group business development, has been trying to persuade the Malaysian government to relax the explicit rules preventing stock borrowing and short selling. His aim is to boost liquidity in the stock market and encourage the development of a liquid futures market through Bursa Malaysia Derivatives.

It is a long process, and Ridzal says he cannot give any indication about the government’s feelings. “We cannot comment on the outcome of

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