MALAYSIA

Modern, Multi-talented, Multi-cultural

23rd

rank of World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index (2017).

ABOUT

Southeast Asia’s second wealthiest country after Singapore, Malaysia has high-quality infrastructure, plentiful resources and a strong technology production sector. The country offers a range of strong incentives to entire expatriates and retirees, but also suffers from an ongoing “brain drain” as skilled workers from its ethnic minority communities seek opportunities elsewhere.

QUICK FACTS

Population 30.7 million
GDP $296 billion
GDP growth 7.6%
50%

of the world’s examination and surgical gloves are produced in the country.

PROS CONS

+ Strong education and English skills

+ Open economy and pro-business government

+ High-quality infrastructure

– Oil & gas-dependent economy

– Public sector inefficiencies

– Ethnic politics

TOP EXPORTS

Electrical and electronic equipment

Mineral Products

Oils (mostly palm oil)

Plastics and rubber

Metals

Machinery

MALAYSIA INSIGHTS