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

24 Jun 2015
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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...

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...

Economic Update | Malaysia’s Petronas seizes bond opportunity

25 Mar 2015
Malaysia bond
State-owned energy firm Petronas has returned to Malaysia’s capital markets for the first time since 2009 with what is expected to be the first of several issues aimed at boosting its fiscal reserves...

Economic Update | Malaysian insurance to stay on strong growth path

26 Feb 2015
Malaysia insurance
Rising domestic demand should drive growth in Malaysia’s insurance sector this year, despite economic headwinds, but the highly competitive market could see a further round of mergers as larger...

Economic Update | Malaysia gearing up for auto growth

26 Jan 2015
Malaysia auto
Automotive sales are set to accelerate in Malaysia this year with increased investment in production and greater emphasis on fuel-efficient vehicles, though a number of adverse factors such as a new...