Thailand and Malaysia to cooperate on Border Security

Thailand and Malaysia have reaffirmed their close relations and cooperation, despite attempts to cause misunderstanding among them by perpetrators of unrest in the deep South of Thailand.

Malaysia’s Summer of Discontent?

During elections, people tend to be more inspired to voice their opinions on politics, governance, and democracy. Campaigning hasn’t officially started in Malaysia, but it’s encouraging to see that ordinary citizens have been so aggressive in recent weeks in pushing for various government reforms.

Malaysia: «People in the south must not seek a separate state»

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday reaffirmed to visiting Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra that Malaysia did not support the insurgency and opposed violence in Thailand’s southern border region, pledging to support the neighbouring country to seek long-term peaceful solution in the region.

Malaysia Economy outlook: Rising on FDI and Exports

With many sectors of the economy having performed solidly over the past 12 months, Malaysia is hoping for more of the same in 2012. Indeed, foreign direct investment (FDI) is up, inflation well contained, and the financial sector steady. However, at least some impact from the European debt crisis is expected, with demand for exports widely predicted to ease in 2012.

Big Spenders Spur Malaysia’s Retail Industry

As hypermarkets change Malaysia’s shopping landscape and economic pressures squeeze profits, the country’s retail sector should continue to maintain a healthy growth rate and become increasingly competitive.

Investing in smarter cities will help Malaysia achieve High-Income-Country status

Malaysia’s economy decelerated over the first half of 2011, with the GDP expanding by 4.4 percent. Private consumption growth continued at a healthy pace but solid domestic demand was not enough to offset a weakening external environment.

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An ambitious government-led economic transformation programme seeks to triple gross national income and make the country part of the developed world by 2020. The private sector is expected to play a key role in providing financing and support for Malaysia’s aspirations.

Malaysia: Taking Islamic finance further

Malaysia’s Islamic finance sector is further consolidating its position as a market leader, moving to broaden its product range and expand its reach, though it may need to keep an eye on rivals aspiring to emulate its success.