A few weeks back, we wrote about the structural weakness and resulting chronic underperformance of Bursa Malaysia in recent years. The FBM KLCI fell 12.8% from 2013 to end-2020. The Singapore market has not fared so well either, down 10.2%. Both markets were among the worst performing in the region. By comparison, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has more than doubled while the Nasdaq has tripled over the same period.

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