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The Emerging Markets Handbook: An analysis of the investment potential in 18 key emerging market economies by Pran Tiku

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Chapter 8: Malaysia

Overview

Malaysia was one of the original Tiger economies of the late 1990s but it seems to have lost its way in the last decade. Almost 55 years of one-party administration by the ruling coalition has stifled opportunities for fresh policy ideas and an alternative vision for the economy. As one example of the problems, the economy continues to remain overly dependent on exports. In order for the country to move to a higher income level it needs a radical change in vision to improve educational standards and worker productivity.

Quick history

With its strategic sea-lane location, Malaysia has long been influenced by immigration and trade. The arrival of people in the area 50,000 years ago saw inhabitants develop ...

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