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Malaysia 2019

PUBLISHED August 2019



Malaysia’s economy has been on a rapid growth trajectory in recent decades. Agriculture and commodities were once key economic pillars, though the country has successfully diversified into the manufacturing and services sectors. Over the past 20 years, Malaysia’s population has grown by more than 40%, while its GDP has grown almost five-fold.

The Business Year’s country-specific publications, sometimes featuring over 150 face-to-face interviews, are among the most comprehensive annual economic publications available internationally.

This 128-page publication covers finance, energy, green economy, industry and high technology, transport, construction, real estate, health, education, tourism, and retail. The report features dozens of interviews, including:

Dato’ Khairussaleh Ramli, Group Managing Director & CEO, RHB Banking Group
Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, and Climate Change
Chong Yee Mun, CEO, Prince Court Medical Centre (PCMC)Datuk Dr. Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman, President & CEO, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
Dr. James Tee, Managing Director & CEO, Medini Iskandar Malaysia (MIM)
Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi, Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture

The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

Boosting productivity
Global leadership in Islamic finance
Large-Scale Solar
Penang Automation Cluster
Third national car project
Senior living
Technical vocational education and training



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