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Rising domestic and international demand for goods and services saw Malaysia exceed GDP growth expectations this year. However, despite strong performances in most sectors, imbalances in the property market could pose a risk to economic growth heading into 2018.

Malaysia has taken another step towards expanding its digital economy, with the newly tabled 2018 budget containing a series of initiatives designed to promote growth in tech companies and ICT skills development.

What do you think is driving the growing infrastructure gaps throughout emerging and developing economies in Asia?

Several major international retailers are opening logistics centres in Malaysia, furthering the country’s aim of becoming a regional distribution hub.

Ongoing reforms in Malaysia’s insurance industry should increase competition and cut premiums costs for consumers, though a flatter economy has seen revenues dip as the market adjusts to a newly liberalised operating environment.

Infrastructure and tourism-related programmes will be among the beneficiaries of a new levy on hotel stays that Malaysia’s government is imposing to help fund expansion of the country’s tourism offering.