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Labuan, Malaysia, was designated as an international financial centre in 1990. As part of its development, an international financial exchange, LFX, was launched on 23 November 2000.

Regulatory Structure

Regulatory Structure

Labuan International Financial Exchange Inc., the company that operates LFX, the Exchange, is governed by the Labuan Companies Act (LCA) 1990 and its Memorandum & Articles of Association (M&A).

The Exchange is governed by the Labuan Financial Services and Securities Act (LFSSA) 2010 and its Rules and Regulations.

The Labuan Financial Services Authority (LFSA) is the custodian for all the acts mentioned.

The objectives of its establishment are:

  • To promote and develop Labuan as a centre for international business financial services; and
  • To develop national objectives, policies and priorities for the orderly development and administration of international business financial services in Labuan.

LFX will operate, manage, monitor and supervise its own market participants by way of its Licences, Rules and Regulations.

LFX adopts a Disclosure Based Regime in respect of its listing operations.