(Adds comments of stock exchange chief, paragraphs 7,8) By Hsu Chuang Khoo and Jalil Hamid KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 (Reuters) - Malaysia lifted on Thursday its 8-1/2-year ban on the short-selling of shares, the centrepiece of initiatives designed to rekindle investor enthusiasm and wake up a dozy stock market. Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop, reading a speech on behalf of the prime minister, said Malaysia would also amend stock exchange listing rules to encourage more foreign ...
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