The FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index is a comprehensive range of real-time indices, which cover all eligible companies listed on the Bursa Malaysia Main Board which was introduced to Bursa Malaysia’s investors on 2006.
The indices are to measure the performance of the major capital segments of the Malaysian market,
The FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index was launched on 26 June 2006 except for FTSE Bursa Malaysia Hijrah Shariah Index and FTSE Bursa Malaysia EMAS Shariah Index which were launched on 22 January 2007 and 21 May 2007 respectively. The launch of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Hijrah Shariah Index and FTSE Bursa Malaysia EMAS Shariah Index was in response to increasing interest in Shariah-compliant investment. Both index were the joint initiative between FTSE, Bursa Malaysia and the leading global Shariah consultancy, Yasaar Ltd.