Malaysia

In-depth country-focused analysis on Malaysia's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Malaysia's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Malaysia, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Malaysia's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Malaysia before your competitors.

Malaysia Country Risk

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Core Views Malaysia's once-bloated current account surplus is coming under pressure from a combination of income account outflows and a dwindling trade surplus. We expect the narrowing of the...

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Malaysia Industry Coverage (23)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: Strong growth prospects, opportunities for increased exports and government support will be the key factors driving growth in the Malaysian agribusiness sector. We see conditions being...

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Autos

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According to the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA), auto production grew 5.6% in 2013, to 601,407 units. While passenger car production registered healthy growth of 6.7%, to 543,892 units,...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators  Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: Rising incomes and declining device prices in key categories have catalysed storng growth in the Malaysian consumer electronics market. Sales of key digital lifestyle products such as...

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Defence & Security

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Malaysia has enjoyed a relatively stable post-election period; a  sweeping victory for Prime Minister Najib Razak's political allies within the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) following...

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Food & Drink

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We hold an optimistic view on the Malaysian consumer through to 2018, with current conditions particularly buoyant. Our country risk team believes that real private consumption growth will come in at...

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Freight Transport

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Activity levels across Malaysia's different freight modes will grow between 2.0%-4.0% range in 2014, lagging somewhat the growth rates achieved by the wider economy and the foreign trade sector....

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Information Technology

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BMI View: The Malaysian IT market is expected to continue on its strong developmental trajectory over the medium term due to an accommodative economic environment and supportive government...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: We do not believe that the rebound in construction and infrastructure growth in Q114 is sustainable. This outlook is due to three factors: fiscal concerns that present financing risks...

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Insurance

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BMI View: The latest results of the leading life insurance companies confirms that they are dynamic and innovative. Like other markets in Asia, Malaysia is a country where further development of...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: Malaysia's strategy of introducing business friendly policies and not least a new set of medical device regulations has seen it continue to attract multinational investment...

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Metals

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BMI View: BMI ' s Q3 2014 Malaysia Metals reports analyses developments taking place across the country's metals sector in light of a slowing Chinese economy and increasing competition between...

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Mining

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BMI View: Despite significant deposits of untapped minerals and positive reforms by the Malaysian government in recent years, Malaysia's mining sector is unlikely to witness a resource boom over...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View : Malaysia is a stable oil and gas producer. Over the next ten-years, it will see larger growth in gas production than in crude oil, though EOR and new deepwater projects will help to...

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Petrochemicals

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Investment in Malaysia's petrochemical industry is being jeopardised by rising costs and a decline in competitiveness as the country faces a surge in US petrochemicals capacity, utilising ethane...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: We remain generally optimistic towards Malaysia ' s commitment to provide better quality and access to healthcare , as the government plans to expand and upgrade its hospital network....

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Power

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BMI View :   We have maintained our 2014 electricity generation growth forecast for Malaysia this quarter and expect growth to be primarily driven by thermal generation. However, we have made a...

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Real Estate

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Overall, BMI has a positive outlook for the Malaysian commercial real estate sector and we expect the market to remain relatively stable over the next two years. The main risk to our short term...

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Retail

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BMI View:   Malaysia's economy continues to post strong domestic demand-led expansion, and we remain confident that the ongoing reform efforts and the economic transformation programme will...

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Shipping

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BMI remains fairly bullish about the Malaysian economy. Growth is being driven by strong domestic demand and continuing reforms under the government's Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). GDP...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View: Malaysia's telecommunications sector enjoys high levels of service penetration, owing to highly focused investment in advanced broadband infrastructure and supporting services and...

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Tourism

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BMI's tourism report for Malaysia examines the expected growth across a range of indicators in this burgeoning market. Solid domestic economic growth is boosting outbound travel, while inbound...

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Water

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B MI View : In an effort to force operators to focus on minimising wastage and improving efficiency, an asset holding company was established to acquire state operator s ' assets and...

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