Blog Post Why You Should Invest in Malaysia

Why You Should Invest in Malaysia
Jan

14

2014

Why You Should Invest in Malaysia

Why Malaysia

 

 

Economic Strength 

» Natural resources – crude oil, natural gas, tin, timber, palm oil, rubber. 

» GDP growth – 5.6% (2012) 

» Gross national savings – 32.7% of GNI 

» Per capita income – RM30,956 (USD9,674)

 

» Unemployment rate – 3.2% 

» Inflation(CPI) – 1.9% 

» Export of manufactured goods 2012 – 67% of total exports 

  

Supportive Government Policies 

» Pro-business policies 

» Responsive government 

» Liberal investment policies 

» Attractive tax and other incentives 

» Liberal exchange control regime 

» Intellectual property protection 

  

An Educated Workforce  

» Talented, young, educated and productive workforce 

» Multilingual workforce speaking two or three languages, including English 

» Comprehensive system of vocational and industrial training, including advanced skills training. 

» Harmonious industrial relations with minimal trade disputes 

  

Developed Infrastructure 

» Network of well-maintained highways and railways 

» Well-equipped seaports and airports 

» High quality telecommunications network and services 

» Fully developed industrial parks, including free industrial zones, technology parks and Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) 

» Advanced MSC Malaysia Cybercities and Cybercentres 

  

Vibrant Business Environment  

» Market-oriented economy 

» Well-developed financial and banking sector, including the Labuan International Business and Financial Centre 

» Wide use of English, especially in business, legal and accounting practices based on the British system 

» Large local business community with a long history in international business links 

» Large foreign business community in all business sectors 

» Extensive trade links – country’s total trade was valued at RM1.31 trillion in 2012 

  

Quality of Life 

» Friendly and hospitable Malaysians 

» Safe and comfortable living environment 

» Excellent housing, modern amenities, good healthcare and medical facilities 

» Excellent educational institutions including international schools for expatriate children 

» World-class recreational and sports facilities 

» Excellent shopping with goods from all over the world 

 

 

Source:

1. Economic Report 2012/2013

2.Matrade Press Release: Malaysia’s Trade Performance in 2012

 

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