RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

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Malaysia: corruption scandal is haunting the prime minister (Engelstalig)

Growth in Malaysia slowed down as a result of lower commodity prices. The involvement of PM Najib in a large corruption scandal is hurting his position and international investors’ confidence. This has resulted in increased external pressure on the economy and the balance of payments.

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Country Report Malaysia (Engelstalig)

Growth in Malaysia is expected to slow slightly in the coming years. Lower oil prices will hurt government income in 2015. As the political career of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has ended, the opposition coalition has been weakened.

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Country Report Malaysia (Engelstalig)

The 2013 elections kept the ruling BN coalition in charge of Malaysia, but losing the popular vote gave the coalition a wakeup call. The outlook for economic growth is stable, although the high household debt poses a medium term risk

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Country Report Malaysia (Engelstalig)

Driven by strong domestic demand, real GDP is estimated to have grown by 5.2% in 2012, but weak external demand may lead to a growth slowdown this year. In mid-2013, general elections will be held that will likely be won by the current government.

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Malaysia (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Being one of the most open countries in Asia, Malaysia is sensitive to swings in external demand. Demand for Malaysia’s electronics is expected to be weaker in 2012, but a rise of oil and gas prices would benefit Malaysia as a net energy exporter.

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Malaysia (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The global recession in 2009 hit Malaysia via the trade channel. The highly export dependent economy experienced a steep decline in external demand for its export products last year.