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Fuelled by rising customer demand and a favourable economic backdrop, Malaysian firms have a positive outlook about their prospects, according to a new HSBC survey of 200 Malaysian firms: ‘Navigator: Now, next and how for business’. The report also reveals that Malaysian business confidence is on the rise, underpinned by intra-Asia opportunities with firms eyeing China, Singapore and Indonesia for future expansion.
The value of the US dollar, buoyant global trade, and a pick up in commodity prices are the important factors to watch in currency markets during 2018.
Malaysian companies are in an enviable position to take advantage of Belt and Road business opportunities.
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have met for their first annual summit nine months after the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), an initiative designed to boost the 10-member bloc's economic integration and spur intra-regional trade and investment.
Armed with its Budget 2016 plans, Malaysia is ready to contend with the challenges the external environment continues to bring, be it falling oil prices or a slowing global economy. Speakers at the HSBC Economic & FX Outlook 2016 discuss the nation’s situation and its game plan amid uncertain times.