Malaysia

In-depth country-focused analysis on Malaysia's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Malaysia's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Malaysia, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Malaysia's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Malaysia before your competitors.

Malaysia Country Risk

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Core Views The Malaysian economy is likely to expand at an average of 4.2% over the next five years (2014-2018). Although this is by no means spectacular given that growth has averaged 5.0% over...

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Malaysia Industry Coverage (23)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: Strong growth prospects, opportunities for increased exports and government support will be the key factors driving growth in the Malaysian agribusiness sector. We see conditions being...

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Autos

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Malaysian auto production grew 5.6% in 2013, to 601,407 units. While passenger car production registered healthy growth of 6.7%, to 543,892 units, output in the commercial vehicle (CV) segment...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: Sales of key digital lifestyle products such as digital TV sets, smartphones and tablets are growing rapidly in Malaysia, and the country remains one of the region's high-growth...

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Defence & Security

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Malaysia has enjoyed a relatively stable post-election period; a sweeping victory for Prime Minister Najib Razak's political allies within the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) following the...

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Food & Drink

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We believe that a mixture of declining global grain prices, subdued money supply growth and benign wage price pressure will combine to keep Malaysian consumer price inflation in check as we head into...

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Freight Transport

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Cooling External Demand To Weigh On Sector Malaysia's latest real GDP growth reading came in decisively weak at 4.3% year-on-year (y-o-y) for Q213, vindicating our core view that cooling Chinese...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: We expect the IT market will increase to a value of MYR16.9bn in 2013, up 6.8% from 2012, with growth fuelled by a supportive economic environment and government policy. One notable...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: As expected, activity in Malaysia's construction and infrastructure sectors cooled to a more sustainable level in 2013 and we expect a slowdown in growth to continue in 2014. This is...

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Insurance

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BMI View: As of early 2014, Malaysia remains an insurance market that stands out for the innovation of the major insurance companies that are present. This has ensured continued growth in face of...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: Malaysia's strategy of introducing business friendly policies and not least a new set of medical device regulations has seen it continue to attract multinational investment...

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Metals

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BMI View: BMI's Q1 2014 Malaysia metals reports analyses the trends within the country's metals sector as the industry looks to assert its dominance as a leading producer in the Asia-Pacific region...

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Mining

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BMI View: We forecast Malaysia's mining industry to reach US$38.7bn by 2017, growing at an annual average rate of 2.5% from 2011 levels. The bulk of this growth will be led by the country's...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View : Malaysia's upstream segment could see good days ahead in the short-to-medium term as the completion of both greenfield and brownfield developments brings new volumes of oil and gas...

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Petrochemicals

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Investment in Malaysia's petrochemical industry is being jeopardised by rising costs and a decline in competitiveness as the country faces a surge in US petrochemicals capacity, utilising ethane...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: Malaysia 's pharmaceutical and healthcare markets continue to show strong growth , and the government ' s 2014 budget allocation for the healthcare sector supports BMI's optimism...

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Power

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BMI View : We forecast that electricity generation in Malaysia will grow by 4.7% in 2014. This is lower than our growth estimate for 2013, owing to the poor economic outlook and an impending...

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Real Estate

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Overall, BMI has a positive outlook for the Malaysian commercial real estate sector. In particular positive demographics with increasing income levels, strong FDI levels and the government's plan to...

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Retail

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BMI View: A low unemployment rate, growing urbanisation and improved standards of living for Malaysians living in rural areas will result in a strong rise in household spending across all retail...

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Shipping

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Exports To Drag On Growth, But Major Ports Defiant Malaysia's latest real GDP growth reading came in decisively weak at 4.3% year-on-year for Q213, vindicating our core view that cooling Chinese...

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Telecoms

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BMI View: Malaysia's telecommunications sector enjoys high levels of service penetration, owing to highly focused investment in advanced broadband infrastructure and supporting services and...

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Tourism

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BMI's Malaysia tourism report looks a range of key market indicators in this rapidly expanding tourism destination located in the booming Asia Pacific region. With the number of inbound and outbound...

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Water

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B MI View : In an effort to force operators to focus on minimising wastage and improving efficiency, an asset holding company was established to acquire state operator s ' assets and...

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