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Country Analysis Report: Malaysia, In-depth PESTLE Insights

Country Analysis Report: Malaysia, In-depth PESTLE Insights

Introduction

Malaysia has transformed from a traditional economy into one of the fastest growing ASEAN economies in the 1970s. The Malaysian economy has remained a consistent performer in the ASEAN, with an average growth rate of 5.1% during 2002–13. In 2014, the economy recorded a growth rate of 6.0%. However, rising household and government debts remain chief areas of concern.

Features and benefits

  • Understand how Malaysia can be used to plan business investments or market entry through a holistic view of the country.
  • Gain an understanding of the political situation in Malaysia, including key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand customer demographics in Malaysia through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
Highlights
  • The PESTLE analysis of Malaysia identifies issues that affect the country's performance using the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) framework.
  • The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Malaysia, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.
  • The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Malaysia's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment.
Your key questions answered
  • How does Malaysia perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like telecoms and IT, patents, and R&D expenditure trends?
  • What is the legal structure in Malaysia and are the laws conducive to investment?
  • How does Malaysia perform in terms of environmental indicators and its environmental policies?
  • How does Malaysia perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?


OVERVIEW
Catalyst
Summary
Key findings
PESTLE highlights
Key fundamentals
KEY FACTS AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION
Key facts
Geographical location
PESTLE ANALYSIS
Summary
Political analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Economic analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Social analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Technological analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Legal analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
Environmental analysis
Overview
Current strengths
Current challenges
Future prospects
Future risks
POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Key political figures
Structure of government
Key political parties and alliances
Composition of government
Key policies
Performance
Governance indicators
Outlook
ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Financial authorities and regulators
Stock market
Key policies
Performance
GDP and growth rate
Fiscal situation
Exports and imports
Current account
External debt
International investment position
Monetary situation
Employment
Outlook
SOCIAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Demographic composition
Education
Healthcare
Social welfare
Performance
Healthcare
Income distribution
Education
Outlook
TECHNOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Intellectual property
Performance
Opportunity sectors
Telecommunications
Outlook
LEGAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Judicial system
Legislation affecting business
Tax regulations
Taxation
Labor laws
Corporate governance
Performance
Effectiveness of the legal system
Outlook
ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
Summary
Evolution
Structure and policies
Environmental regulations
Participation in global efforts, agreements, and pacts
Performance
Environmental impact
Outlook
APPENDIX
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