Despite lower hydrocarbons earnings last year, Malaysia is moving forward with targeted energy investment and improved operational practices.
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 years to come, positioning it as a rival to regional centres such as Singapore.
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 uncertainty over demand look set to curb growth rates.
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