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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.

 

A combination of a sluggish economy, a slump in commodity prices, an increase in the cost of living and a shaky domestic political landscape has had a neutralising effect on Malaysia’s real estate sector. Although 2016 is forecast to be a flat year, there are excellent deals to be had for forward-looking investors and those able to invest...

 

As the government aims to drive the internationalisation of the domestic construction sector, it is also evaluating how the quality of construction in Malaysia stacks up. With more and more countries fixated on green growth and development, it is increasingly clear that the construction industry needs to up its game in order to compete...

 

The residential property sector has been affected by Bank Negara Malaysia’s cooling measures and poor consumer sentiment, creating a slowdown in transactions across the board. But the outlook for 2016 and 2017 is especially difficult for the condominiums and apartments segment, which has become an increasingly popular slice of the property...

 

In 2015 the Malaysia Investment Development Authority approved investments totalling RM3.7bn ($915.9m) in 25 projects in the non-metallic mineral products industry. Of the investments and projects in this subsector, 10 projects involved cement and concrete, with an investment value of RM253.9m ($62.8m), or 7% of the total for the non-metallic...

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