Malaysia 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
• Downstream
• Nanotechnoloy
• Penang Automation Cluster
• Third national car project
• Senior living
• Technical vocational education and training
• Ecotourism