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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 | ICT tops priorities in Malaysia’s new budget

26 Nov 2015
Malaysia ICT

The latest national budget signals an acceleration of Malaysia’s digital drive, with both ICT research and development (R&D) and broadband provision awarded significant funding increases.

Economic Update | Malaysia to reduce palm oil stocks

22 Oct 2015
Malaysia palm oil

A national drive to reduce the oversupply of palm oil in Malaysia, the world’s second-largest producer, is expected to bring greater market stability, supported by government incentives and trade controls.

Economic Update | Upgrading Malaysia’s construction sector

29 Sep 2015
Malaysia construction

Short to medium-term prospects for Malaysia’s construction sector remain promising, with state and private sector spending on the rise as the government launches initiatives to spur industry growth. 

Economic Update | Malaysia’s innovative ties that bind

24 Aug 2015
Malaysia partnerships

A commitment to closer bilateral cooperation in the fields of innovation and education was among the leading outcomes of a visit to Kuala Lumpur from a delegation led by UK Prime Minister David Cameron in late July. 

Economic Update | Malaysia’s tourism industry taxis towards recovery

28 Jul 2015
Malaysia tourism

Higher tourist spending and longer holiday stays are supporting Malaysia’s efforts to reignite its tourism industry, bolstered by a more favourable exchange rate.

Economic Update | Upgrading skills at the heart of Malaysia’s new development plan

24 Jun 2015
Malaysia edu

The latest development plan in Malaysia has placed human capital at its core, setting ambitious objectives to improve professional training and education as the country works towards a broader vision to join the ranks of developed economies by 2020.