Medical Tourism, an uncertain Prescription for Asian economies

The East Asian region led by Thailand and other countries such as Singapore, India and Malaysia is a dynamic and evolving destination for ‘medical tourists’, home to many of the most visible and well known hospitals currently serving medical tourists from across the world.

Malaysia Top Investment Choice For French Investors

Continuous political stability and security have made Malaysia a country of choice for French investors and merchants, said Malaysian Ambassador in France Tan Sri Ismail Omar. He said these factors had strengthened Malaysia’s economic relations with France and made them good trading partners. France is the 14th largest foreign investor in Malaysia’s manufacturing industry with an investment of about USD1 billion (USD1 = RM3.29), he told Bernama here yesterday.

Malaysia’s real estate prices raise concerns

The property sector in Malaysia has been attracting plenty of attention from foreign investors and could draw in even more. But after a period of strong price growth, new regulations on lending and slower economic expansion may cool the market

Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) CEO Syed Ibrahim

Datuk Syed Mohamed Ibrahim is the President & CEO of Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB), a commercial investment holding company created to oversee and encourage regional development. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Iskandar Malaysia, the investment opportunities available in the region, and transportation links between Singapore and Malaysia.

Malaysia’s advancements in medical tourism

More recent statistics from the Ministry of Health Malaysia showed that within the first five months of 2012, some 236,836 foreign patients travelled into the country for medical care, spending RM200.4 million in total.

Malaysia’s GDP grew 5.6 Per Cent In 2012

Malaysia’s economy grew by 5.6 per cent last year compared to the 5.1 per cent in 2011, said Bank Negara Malaysia. The central bank said despite the challenging global economic environment, the country’s economy recorded a higher growth of 6.4 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year.

Malaysia: Steady and growing

Despite global uncertainty, Malaysia looks set to achieve its GDP growth target this year, thanks to a benign domestic climate, rising investment and fiscal stimulus.

Malaysia: Targeting tourism growth

According to Ng Yen Yen, the minister of tourism, Malaysia registered 11.63m arrivals in the first half of 2012, up 2.4% over the same period in 2011.