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    Economic News Updates

    For each market we cover, OBG produces regular economic research available on our website, by email subscription and via RSS feed. Free to access, our Economic Updates are targeted at those looking for regular comment on key sector developments.

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Economic Update | Budget boost for Malaysia’s ICT sector

4 Nov 2014
Malaysia's ICT sector

Major investments in Malaysia’s 2015 budget are set to strengthen the ICT sector by funding infrastructure expansion and providing support for both research and development (R&D) and private sector training.

Economic Update | Showcasing Sarawak’s tourism potential

3 Nov 2014
Sarawak tourism

The tourism industry in Sarawak is in the spotlight as sporting events and cultural festivals are being showcased as part of the wider Visit Malaysia (VMY) 2014 tourism campaign. However momentum must be continued beyond this year’s festivities in order to attract further tourism revenue and investment.

Economic Update | Positive outlook for Malaysian construction

29 Sep 2014

High levels of state and private sector investment will drive double-digit growth in Malaysia’s construction industry this year with momentum likely to be maintained into 2015 as more infrastructure projects roll off the drawing board.

Economic Update | Domestic demand and exports fuel Malaysian growth

2 Sep 2014

The economy defied expectations in Malaysia by maintaining a high level of growth in the first half of 2014 at 6.3%, according to new figures released in mid-August, though any weakening in exports could see the rate of expansion ease marginally towards the end of the year and into 2015.

Economic Update | Malaysia and China look to boost two-way trade

18 Aug 2014

A diplomatic approach towards regional issues has strengthened Malaysia’s efforts to boost trade and investment ties with China, setting the scene for the two countries to roll out an ambitious programme of increased financial cooperation.

Economic Update | Merger plans set to transform Malaysian banking sector

8 Aug 2014

Plans by three of Malaysia's biggest lenders to merge into the country's largest bank conglomerate have thrown a spotlight on the health of the industry.