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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 | 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.

Economic Update | Malaysia steers ASEAN towards economic union

22 May 2015
Malaysia ASEAN

A summit of the ASEAN group of countries in April, hosted in Malaysia, brought the bloc one step closer to realising plans to launch the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by the start of 2016.

Economic Update | Malaysia experiences softer housing market

20 Apr 2015
malaysia RE

Concerns about rising household debt and the introduction of a goods and services tax (GST), which came into effect on April 1, are likely to contribute to a cooling in the residential segment of Malaysia’s property market.