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Economic Update | Malaysia moves to boost port capacity

27 Feb 2017
Malaysia trade and investment
Investments to raise freight-handling capacity in Malaysia’s ports, supported by expanded land transport infrastructure, should greatly increase the capacity of the country’s logistics sector in the...

Economic Update | Malaysia Year in Review 2016

29 Dec 2016
Malaysia economy
Despite falling revenue from a weaker commodities market and concerns over political uncertainty, Malaysia’s economy maintained a steady growth rate in 2016, though expansion may come under pressure...

Economic Update | Increased employment in Malaysia’s manufacturing sector suggests possible recovery

30 Nov 2016
Malaysia manufacturing
A slight uptick in sales and new hires in Malaysia’s manufacturing sector indicates the country may be moving towards a rebound, though any recovery is likely to be muted, as rising costs and...

Economic Update | Increased foreign interest in Malaysian bonds

30 Oct 2016
Malaysia cap mkts
Foreign appetite for Malaysian bonds has been increasing over the year, with international buyers moving into the market for government papers as investors seek higher returns and market stability.

Economic Update | Malaysia looks to attract more Chinese tourists

8 Sep 2016
Malaysia tourism
As part of a broad national strategy to promote itself as a prime tourism destination, Malaysia has ramped up efforts to court Chinese visitors with a series of initiatives. 

Economic Update | Malaysia’s insurance sector to pick up in the medium term

31 Aug 2016
Malaysia insurance
While a slowing of economic growth and uncertainty over global market conditions are expected to cool Malaysia’s insurance industry this year, regulatory reforms could drive expansion in the medium...