The Taiwan Monthly

Dec. 2019

Global Connection

TWSE and Cathay Securities team up to promote Taiwan capital market in Malaysia

The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE), Cathay Securities and its business alliance partner Maybank Kim Eng Securities teamed up to hold “Taiwan Corporate Day” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 13, 2019. The campaign was built to demonstrate the valuable possibilities that the Taiwan stock market offered and invited nine successful TWSE-listed companies to share their business prospects with institutional investors in the ASEAN area.


In support of the Taiwan government's New Southbound Policy, the TWSE continues to cultivate the ASEAN market. This year, the TWSE held similar events in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand respectively, attracting the attention of investors from this region. This is the TWSE's second trip to Malaysia since September. As Malaysia is the world’s largest Islamic capital market, the aim is to highlight Taiwan companies which comply with these specific investment criteria. Taiwan's highly developed electronics and precision machinery industries, plus the focus on corporate governance all create a conducive environment for Shariah-compliant investing.


The Taiwan Corporate Day invited local Malaysian asset management companies, mutual funds, government funds and other large institutional investors to meet one-on-one with the accompanying listed companies. A luncheon was also held, where the TWSE shared its potential for industrial growth, especially the dividend yield which is the highest in Asia and among the top in the world. All these meet the goal of enhancing the knowledge of foreign investors about the benefits and advantages of the Taiwan capital market.


To feature our capital market potential and dynamic synergy, the TWSE will continue to organize overseas roadshows to financial hubs around the world while concurrently explore potential ASEAN markets. The TWSE will also assist our listed companies to build close relationships with long-term investors so as to augment the Taiwan capital market.