In 2007, the Malaysian economy grew at a rate of 6.5%, driven largely by robust domestic demand and reinforced by large inflows of FDI. The global financial crisis led to a slowdown in the country's economy, with the growth rate dropping to 4.7% in 2008 and contracting by 1.6% in 2009. However, the economy recovered to grow at 7.2% in 2010.
Features and benefits
* Understand how Malaysia can be used to plan business investments or market entry through a holistic view of the country.
* Gain an understanding of the political situation in Malaysia, including key figures in the country and governance indicators.
* Understand customer demographics in Malaysia through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
The PESTLE analysis of Malaysia identifies issues that affect the country's performance using the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) framework.
The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Malaysia, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.
The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Malaysia's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment.
Your key questions answered
* How does Malaysia perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like telecoms and IT, patents, and R&D expenditure trends?
* What is the legal structure in Malaysia and are the laws conducive to investment?
* How does Malaysia perform in terms of environmental indicators and its environmental policies?
* How does Malaysia perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?