What obstacles must be overcome for Asia to meet its long-term energy needs through renewables?
How do you see the newly formed Infrastructure Asia dovetailing with transnational initiatives like the Belt and Road?
Led by electrical and electronic products shipments, Malaysia’s foreign trade rebounded strongly in March after a weaker performance the month before, though exports could come under pressure later in the year as demand fluctuates.
Projects to expand refining capacity coupled with rising demand for downstream hydrocarbons products are attracting increased investment in Malaysia’s petrochemicals industry, while recovering oil prices are driving increased upstream expenditure.
The central bank of Malaysia has outlined a plan to strengthen the residential property market and improve access to affordable housing, as persistent oversupply and high prices continue to weigh on sector growth.
Malaysia is increasingly turning its focus towards environmentally friendly Islamic finance, with new product offerings looking to raise capital for sustainable development projects.