Buoyant bursa

Problems that have beset the capital markets during the past year have posed little problem for Malaysia's main exchange, Bursa Malaysia. Joe Marsh talks to the bourse's head of risk management for market operations, Mazlan Yahya

Amid the US subprime-related problems and the global credit crunch, Kuala Lumpur-based Bursa Malaysia is sitting relatively pretty. Like the Malaysian banking system, the exchange seems to have escaped virtually unscathed.

A conservative approach to investment and risk management may be one factor behind this. "Investments by the clearing house are currently only in ringgit money market placements and fixed-income products," says Mazlan Yahya, head of risk management for market operations. "So we

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