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    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 | Malaysia’s automotive sector looks to rebound

29 Jun 2016
Malaysia auto

A cooling domestic economy and uncertainty over the pace of global recovery could slow the rebound of Malaysia’s automotive sector, which has seen sales decline year-to-date. 

Economic Update | Malaysian aerospace industry targets regional market

25 May 2016
Malaysia aerospace

The Malaysian aerospace industry is set for substantial growth due to a thriving regional aviation sector and government initiatives focused on increasing specialisation.

Economic Update | Malaysia’s retailers look to rebound

19 Apr 2016
Malaysia retail

Malaysian retailers are looking to overcome the effects of a weaker ringgit and the introduction of a goods and services tax (GST) last year in the hopes of stronger sales in 2016.

Economic Update | Sabah looks to logistics for growth

25 Mar 2016
Sabah logistics

New infrastructure investment will help bolster Sabah’s efforts to position itself as a logistics and trans-shipment hub for the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area and beyond – as well as support further developments in industry, trade and tourism. 

Economic Update | Malaysia sharpens its focus on medical tourism

26 Feb 2016
Malaysia health

Rising demand for private health care will continue to drive expansion in Malaysia’s medical tourism industry this year, although increasing competition and global economic challenges risk inhibiting growth.

Economic Update | Malaysia Year in Review 2015

25 Jan 2016
Malaysia YER

The Malaysian economy continued to expand throughout 2015, shaking off falling commodity prices, weaker growth in China and a sharp depreciation of the local currency.