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July 2018

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Comprehensive View On The Economy

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for the Malaysian economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Malaysia’s economy in relation to other economies in the region?
  • What is the size of Malaysia’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Malaysia? Is it favourable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of Malaysia’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Malaysia’s economy rely on external trade?
  • What are the key regions for the Malaysian economy?
  • How does economic freedom in Malaysia compare to others?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Malaysia’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Malaysia’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in Malaysia compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labour productivity in Malaysia changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is Malaysia?
  • How are Malaysia’s competitive factors compared to those of other ASEAN countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Malaysia?
  • How good is Malaysia in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Malaysia?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Malaysia’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Malaysia?
  • What is the poverty rate in Malaysia and how does it compare to others in ASEAN?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Malaysia?
  • How is income distributed in Malaysia and how does it compare to others in ASEAN?
  • What is the current level of human development in Malaysia?
  • How has quality of life in Malaysia changed over the years?

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Malaysia’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Malaysia’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Malaysia’s economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for Malaysia’s economy in the last 5 quarters?
  • What is the growth outlook for Malaysia’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?
  • How has the growth outlook for Malaysia changed over the past few months?

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Malaysia’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Malaysia and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the Malaysian banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Malaysia?
  • What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Malaysia?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does Malaysia have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the MYR performed compared to other ASEAN currencies?

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2018.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Detailed rankings and scores for Malaysia and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency

 

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