The Factors That Cause Companies to be Suspended from The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange

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Mohd Hassan Che Haat Rashidah Abd Rahman Nadiah Abd Hamid Sakthi Mahenthiran

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This is an empirical study of troubled (i.e., PN 4) companies, and their agency costs to outsiders who invest in them. The sample consisted of 21 companies each in three groups made up of PN 4, positive economic profit and negative economic profit companies. The study finds that outside investors in PN 4 companies incurred extreme agency costs compared to positive economic profit companies because of poor governance. Relative to the control group, PN 4 companies had higher insider ownership, borrowing, and lower equity values. The study highlights the uniqueness of the Malaysian securities law that allows corporate insiders to proactively use monitoring mechanisms to lower agency costs.Keywords: Troubled companies; corporate governance; Disclosures; Insider ownership

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CHE HAAT, Mohd Hassan et al. The Factors That Cause Companies to be Suspended from The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. Management & Accounting Review (MAR), [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 115-138, june 2006. ISSN 2550-1895. Available at: <http://arionline.uitm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/MAR/article/view/344>. Date accessed: 18 jan. 2018.
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