YTL Hospitality REIT's JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Starhill Gallery. (Photo: YTL Hospitality REIT)

Prices of Malaysian REITs may have corrected by up to 40% in the year-to-date, but several counters that are amply postured for markets overseas are in good stead to ride a future recovery.

Citing statistics from a Maybank Kim Eng commentary after the 14th General Elections, REITsWeek reported on 21 May that prices of Malaysian REITs have dipped between 7% and 37% since the country disposed off its incumbent government.

Read: Maybank Kim Eng sees recovery catalyst for Malaysian retail REITs

Since then, the broader FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI barometer has fallen further by as much as 5% on revelation by the new government that Malaysia’s national debt has been under reported by the previous administration.

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By Ridzwan Rahmat

Ridzwan has been analysing REITs and business trusts since 2008, and personally manages a portfolio comprising mainly of SGX-listed REITs. He founded REITsWeek in 2013.