A plan by CapitaLand to list a pure-play retail REIT on Bursa Malaysia later this year could draw more investor interest to the country's REIT sector. REITs in Malaysia have suffered from a perceived lack of liquidity. "Local REITs generally lack liquidity as they are perceived to be too small in their issue and capital base, and REITs with larger asset size like CapitaLand's will be able to attract greater trading interest," one analyst noted.

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