Malaysia at a snapshot
Starting from the 1970s, Malaysia transformed from a traditional economy and producer of raw
materials to an emerging multi-sector economy, and one of the fastest growing economies in South-
East Asia.
Currently a middle-income country, Malaysia is attempting to achieve high-income status by 2020,
and attract investments, boosting domestic demand and reducing economy’s dependence on exports.
Malaysia is one of the top recipients of FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in Asia and the Government
offers a wide array of incentives, including tax incentives, to foreign investors.
KEY ECONOMIC INDICATORS
(based on 2013 estimate)
Population:                 29,628,391 (est. July 2013)
GDP:                           US$506.7 billion         (world rank #30)
GDP Growth Rate:      5.6%                          (world rank #50)
GDP Per Capita:          US$17,200                (world rank #78)
Inflation:                      1.7%                         (world rank #33)
Total Exports:             US$247 billion            (world rank #24)
Total Imports:             US$181.6 billion          (world rank #27)
Key Industries:            Rubber and Oil Palm processing and manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Electronics, Tin
              mining, Petroleum production and refining, Logging
Currency:                    Ringgit (1 US$ = 3.6 MRY - 1 € = 4.33 MRY - 1 £ = 5.12 MRY)
Infrastructures:            > 54 airports open for commercial aviation, with Kuala Lumpur International Airport   
                  (KLIA) as major entry gate to the country
         
      > 5 major ports and terminals: Johor Bahru, Bintulu, Penang, Port Klang, and Tanjung
                  Pelepas
       
        > 1,849 km. of railways, and 98,721 km. of roadways including 1,821 km. of
                 expressways
In this video interview, recorded at the Executive Lounge
of the Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia, on Tue July 24th 2012,
Mr. James Ong, CEO
of Fortis FP Consultancy
, a Kuala Lumpur-based
investment advisory firm for Real Estate acquisitions,
introduces the opportunities for investment in the
growing Real Estate market in Malaysia
In this interview, released at the HQ of Iskandar Regional
Development Authority (IRDA) in Johor Bahru, Malaysia,
on Wed July 25th 2012,
Mr. Ismail Ibrahim, CEO of IRDA,
the Malaysian Federal Government statutory body tasked
with the objective of realizing the vision of developing
Iskandar Malaysia into a strong and sustainable
metropolis of international standing, illustrates the vision,
the progress and the goals of this project.
Business opportunities in Malaysia where
MarketingthatWorks! can advise your Company for your
Foreign Market Entry Plan
MALAYSIA KEEN TO ATTRACT INVESTORS FROM EUROPE AND USA
In Focus:
Iskandar Malaysia
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Iskandar Malaysia:
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Iskandar Malaysia:
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