4.5 Billion is slightly less than the amount of money that was taken out of the system with the COMB rights issue.
That's about 1/3rd of the amount that HNB tried to raise via a rights issue (and failed).
4.5 Billion is about 2 Days worth of turnover.
It's less than half the amount that has been taken out of the market by foreign funds.
That's less than 0.02% of total market capitalization.
There were many, many people here saying that credit is not the issue. All those people were shouted down by
1) brokers masquerading as retail investors.
2) retail investors whose first post in the forums usually went like 'What is PE?', 'What is a rights issue?' but appear to have become CFA level 3 charter holders with in 6 months.
you see many such posts even today. In fact you wouldn't find any other post today.