Malaysia Industry Articles & Analysis

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Crucial to Malaysia’s economic development is the continued transformation of its industrial base into one predicated on high value-added products and driven by innovation, automation and increased productivity. Such a shift is important to ensure the country is well-placed to compete in an increasingly competitive and open global market, a...

 

An important component of Malaysia’s fast-expanding knowledge economy, the aerospace industry has grown substantially in the nearly 20 years since the government rolled out its first National Aerospace Blueprint (NAB). Characterised today by a robust mix of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities and a burgeoning parts assembly and...

 

Malaysia’s highly competitive automotive sector looks set to battle through another tough year in 2016, as a combination of economic slowdown, ringgit devaluation, the new goods and services tax and a tightening of consumer financing all continue to have an impact.

Malaysia is enjoying uninterrupted momentum in attracting investment and trade flows destined for South-east Asia. As a leading trading nation it has the necessary infrastructure and determination to compete and partner with its ASEAN neighbors to create a more sustainable growth model.

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 goods and services tax (GST) as well as the strengthening US dollar may weigh on demand.

 

While growth in the Malaysian retail sector was slower in 2013 than in recent years, the industry remains an important driver of local services and ranks as one of the more robust markets in the South-east Asian region. Bolstered by steady economic growth, urban migration, political stability and rapidly developing infrastructure, the sector...