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Economic Update | Malaysia experiences softer housing market

20 Apr 2015
malaysia RE
Concerns about rising household debt and the introduction of a goods and services tax (GST), which came into effect on April 1, are likely to contribute to a cooling in the residential segment of...

Economic Update | Malaysia’s Petronas seizes bond opportunity

25 Mar 2015
Malaysia bond
State-owned energy firm Petronas has returned to Malaysia’s capital markets for the first time since 2009 with what is expected to be the first of several issues aimed at boosting its fiscal reserves...

Economic Update | Malaysian insurance to stay on strong growth path

26 Feb 2015
Malaysia insurance
Rising domestic demand should drive growth in Malaysia’s insurance sector this year, despite economic headwinds, but the highly competitive market could see a further round of mergers as larger...

Economic Update | Malaysia gearing up for auto growth

26 Jan 2015
Malaysia auto
Automotive sales are set to accelerate in Malaysia this year with increased investment in production and greater emphasis on fuel-efficient vehicles, though a number of adverse factors such as a new...

Economic Update | Malaysia Year in Review 2014

31 Dec 2014
Economic growth will slacken in Malaysia at the end of the year, continuing into 2015 as revenues from oil and other commodities plummet, but structural reforms will help mitigate these effects as...

Economic Update | Budget boost for Malaysia’s ICT sector

4 Nov 2014
Malaysia's ICT sector
Major investments in Malaysia’s 2015 budget are set to strengthen the ICT sector by funding infrastructure expansion and providing support for both research and development (R&D) and private...