KUALA LUPUR: The domestic market succumbed to heavy selling of equities by offshore funds, leading to a net outflow of RM436.9mil for the week ended June 10, 2022.
According to MIDF Research, the rapid rate of selling had not been seen since December 2021.
In tandem with foreigners pulling out their funds, the benchmark FBM KLCI slumped on every day of the four-day trading week to close below the 1,500-point mark on Friday.
MIDF noted that the three sectors with the highest net selling by foreigners were finance, utilities and transports. The only sectors that saw net inflow of foreign fund were consumer, healthcare and property.
The increased outflow on Bursa Malaysia was in line with developments elsewhere in Asia, which saw foreign investors disposing more than twice of what they had bought in the week prior.
"Based on the provisional aggregate data for the seven Asian exchanges that
we track, investors classified as 'foreign' sold USD5.04b net last week, as compared to a net purchase of USD2.25b in the previous week," said MIDF.
Local institutions meanwhile turned net buyers on Bursa Malaysia with a net sum of RM244.9mil after four consecutive weeks of net outflow.
Retailers were also net buyers with RM192.04mil net purchases of local equities.
In terms of participation, only retail investors saw a weekly growth in the average daily trade value (ADTV) at 0.32%.
Institutional investors and foreign investors saw a reduction 20.67% and