FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index

The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (formerly Kuala Lumpur Composite Index KLCI ) is the leading stock index in Malaysia. It comprises the 30 largest public companies on Bursa Malaysia, the stock market in Malaysia.


The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI is a price index, in which the 30 largest and most liquid stocks on Bursa Malaysia are listed. The shares depending on the market capitalization are determined set (on free float basis), for inclusion in the index itself is also a high value on the trading liquidity. When calculating a limited measurement period is considered and the individual values ​​are calculated in Ringgit.

The Index will be determined solely on the basis of share prices and adjusted only to income from subscription rights and special. Corporate actions such as stock splits have no ( distorting ) influence on the index. The calculation is during trading from 9:00 bis 12:30 clock clock and from 14:30 to 17:00 clock local time ( 2:00 bis 5:30 clock clock clock bis 10:00 clock and from 7:30 am CET) every 15 updated seconds.

The financial companies play a prominent role in the Malaysian benchmark index. They had in March 2011, a share of 33.2 percent of the index. Ranked 2, the agricultural company with a share of 20.9 percent and No. 3, the suppliers whose share in the total index was 15.7 percent. Largest equity companies had the financial services company Bumiputra -Commerce Holdings ( 10.1 percent ), the agricultural company Sime Darby ( 9.9 percent) and Public Bank ( 9.8 percent).


20th century

The index began on 3 January 1977 under the name Kuala Lumpur Composite Index ( KLCI ) with a base value of 100 points. The recalculation was made until 1975. On April 30, 1981, the Malaysian benchmark index closed for the first time above the limit of 500 points. By January 1982, he rose to a closing level of 387.07 points. During the recession of the early 1980s, the index lost 43.0 percent of its value. On August 19, 1982, he ended trading at 220.75 points. In February 1984, the KLCI closed at 426.79 points, up by 93.2 per cent higher.

On 2 May 1986, the index fell to a low of 169.83 points. The decline since February 1984 is 60.2 percent. Until 10 August 1987, the stock market barometer rose by 176.5 percent to a closing level of 470.17 points. After Black Monday, October 19, 1987 on the New York Stock Exchange, as the value of the Dow Jones index plummeted by 22.6 percent, the KLCI fell again. On December 10, 1987, he ended trading at 223.13 points. The loss since August 1987 is 52.6 percent.

As a result of the liberalization of the financial sector end of the 1980s/early 1990s created a credit boom in Malaysia. The growth of credit volume was at this time, on average, 8 to 10 percent higher than the growth rates of the gross domestic product (GDP). A growing proportion of loans has been employed here to purchase shares and real estate. The result was a rise in the share Märktes and a sharp rise in property prices.

On 1 December 1993, the stock index closed for the first time over the 1,000-point mark. On 5 January 1994, the KLCI ended trading at 1314.46 points, up by 489.2 percent higher. A year later, on 24 January 1995 and closed at 840.87 points. The loss is 36.0 percent. In the following two years, the Malaysian benchmark index rose by 51.3 percent. On February 25, 1997, the stock market barometer ended trading at 1271.57 points.

During the Asian crisis, there was a massive outflow of capital, which caused an economic crisis in the country. Due to the crisis, investors in Malaysia had become nervous and withdrew their money. This placed the currency, the ringgit, under pressure. At the same time, the Malaysian government had a high demand for short-term loans to fill gaps in the budget. During the crisis, the KLCI lost value. On 1 September 1998 he finished lower than in February 1997 at 262.70 points, up 79.3 percent. It is the biggest downfall in the history of the KLCI.

In 1999, the index recovered from its lows during the Asian crisis. Until 18 February 2000, he rose to a closing level of 1013.27 points. That was September 1998, an increase of 173.9 percent.

21st Century

After the bursting of the speculative bubble in the technology sector ( dotcom bubble ) of the Malaysian benchmark index fell to a low of 553.34 points until 9 April 2001. That was a decline since February 2000 by 45.4 percent. The April 9, 2001 marks the end of the descent. As of spring 2001, the KLCI began to rise again.

On 5 January 2004, the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange ( KLSE ) was converted into a public limited company. With the conversion the exchange transferred their business into a wholly owned subsidiary Gell shaft, the Bursa Securities and became an exchange holding company. On 14 April 2004, the renamed Bursa Malaysia Bernhard ( BMB ) was performed.

On 11 January 2008, the KLCI closed at 1516.22 points for the first time above the limit of 1,500 points, up to a record level. That was in April 2001, an increase of 174.1 percent.

In the course of the international financial crisis in the U.S. real estate crisis originated in the summer of 2007, the index began to fall again. From the 3rd quarter of 2008, the crisis had an increasing impact on the real economy. As a result, stock prices plummeted worldwide. On 6 October 2008, the stock market barometer closed at 996,84 points below the 1,000 -point mark. KLCI reached a new low of 29 October 2008, when he finished trading at 829.41 points. This represents a decline from January 2008 to 45.3 percent.

Since 6 July 2009, Bursa Malaysia and FTSE Group jointly publish the index. To reflect this change, the Kuala Lumpur Composite Index FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI in was renamed. The number of index constituents decreased from 100 to 30 companies.

The October 29, 2008 marked the turning point of the descent. From the autumn of 2008, the index was back on the way up. On January 7, 2013, the KLCI with a closing level of 1694.16 points, an all time high. The profit since 29th October 2008 is 104.3 percent.


The overview shows the all-time highs in the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI.


The table shows the milestones of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI.

Annual development

The table shows the development of the back-calculated to 1975 FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI.


The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI is made up of the following companies (as of March 31, 2011 ).