Malaysia: Business Guide

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Country Descriptions & Profiles

Note: Includes country profiles from several sources: Business Monitor International, Countrywatch Inc., Datamonitor, EIU, Global Insight, Going Global, Icon Group, OECD, and PRS Group. Select “Country Reports” from “Publications” column on the right. Highlights include:

Background Notes on Countries of the World: Malaysia

Published by the U.S. government, includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations and travel/business information.

Malaysia Business Forecast Report

Published quarterly by Business Monitor International, provides SWOT analysis of a country’s political, economic and business environment, includes overviews of the country’s key economic sectors and scenario test analysis.

Malaysia Country Monitor

resents Analyses, Statistics, and Forecasts on the Economy. Includes information on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Real GDP, Consumer Prices, Foreign Trade, Official Exchange Rate, etc. Also provides Import and Export Statistics as well as the names of important government officials.

Malaysia Country Profile

Provides quick access to country data points, trends and analysis.

Malaysia Country Review

Published annually by CountryWatch, provides demographic, economic, business, and environmental data.

Malaysia Economic Competitiveness

Published by the Icon Group using vertical analysis or common-sized statements, provides estimates of the financial performance and labor productivity of countries compared to global benchmarks.  Financial analysis includes asset, liability and income structure, ratios, profitability ratios and key percentile rankings.  Labor productivity analysis includes asset-labor, liability-labor, and income-labor ratios.

Political Risk Yearbook: Malaysia Country Forecast

Published annually by PRS Group and includes the Political Risk Service rating system which assesses different political scenarios within a country, 18-month and five year forecasts based on a variety of political scenarios, the country’s political framework, key political player as well as economic conditions, investment, taxation and environmental trends, foreign relations, defense forces and the country’s history and geography.

Finance, Trade & Commerce

BuyUSA.gov U.S. Commercial Services: Malaysia

http://www.buyusa.gov/malaysia/en/

From the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) Provides information to U.S. businesses exporting goods and services, including trade agreements, market research, trade event lists, industry specific information.>

Doing Business. Benchmarking Business Regulations.

http://www.doingbusiness.org/

Produced by the World Bank, this database provides information on business regulations and their enforcement in many countries. Countries are ranked according to ease of doing business. The Doing Business Indicators are comparable across 175 economies. These indicators include starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, enforcing contracts, and others.

FITA: Malaysia Country Profile

http://fita.org/countries/malaysia.html

FITA, The Federation of International Trade Associations, website includes general information as well as information on market access, economic indicators, taxes, labor market, agriculture, media, and more.

Global Edge: Malaysia

http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/malaysia

Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University ( MSU-CIBER ), globalEDGE contains country specific news, statistics, history, economics, and government data.

Index of Economic Freedom: Malaysia

http://www.heritage.org/Index/Country/Malaysia

A Web resource evaluating the following areas: Malaysia’s trade policy, fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, monetary policy, capital flows and foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and black market.

News & Journals

    Note: Press Display provides online access to over 400 titles of today’s newspaper’s from around the world in full-color and full-page format. To get a list of newspapers by country select the country from the sidebar.

Statistics & Government Resources

Bank Negara Malaysia

http://www.bnm.gov.my/

The official Web site of the Central Bank of Malaysia. Catagories of information include the following: about the bank, news and events, speeches and interviews, statistics, publications, careers, hyperlinks and more.

Department of Statistics in Malaysia

http://www.statistics.gov.my/

Important social, economic and cultural statistics, with links to other useful sites.