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Economic Update | Liberalisation to create new opportunities in Malaysia’s insurance sector

25 Sep 2017
Malaysia insurance
Ongoing reforms in Malaysia’s insurance industry should increase competition and cut premiums costs for consumers, though a flatter economy has seen revenues dip as the market adjusts to a newly...

Economic Update | New taxes to help fund tourism investments in Malaysia

21 Aug 2017
Malaysia Tourism
Infrastructure and tourism-related programmes will be among the beneficiaries of a new levy on hotel stays that Malaysia’s government is imposing to help fund expansion of the country’s tourism...

Economic Update | International cooperation pushes Malaysia towards higher education goals

12 Jul 2017
Malaysia higher education
Malaysia is strengthening its position as a destination for international students, having recently inked bilateral deals related to tertiary-level education with partners in Turkey and Senegal.

Economic View | Mohd Yazid Ja’afar, Chief Executive, Johor Petroleum Development Corporation, on local oil and gas developments

11 Jul 2017
Mohd Yazid Ja’afar
How is the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) project progressing?

Economic View | Mohammad Azul Shah, Chairman, Global Halal Alliance, on expanding the international halal industry

11 Jul 2017
Mohammad Azul Shah
Does the halal industry have the potential to compete against conventional industrial global value chains?

Economic Update | Malaysia pushes forward with robotics agenda

15 Jun 2017
Malaysia Innovation
A new investment drive to make Johor the centre of Malaysia’s nascent robotics industry is moving ahead, part of a broader push to attract more high-tech developments.