Malaysia is a leader in Southeast Asia in number of tourists arrivals each year. Advertising the country’s tourism, the official campaign “Malaysia Truly Asia” broadcasts a range of beautiful videos to help promote its beauty, culture and activities and reach the general public, but also help tourism agencies and professionals.
With one of the highest level of income per capita in Southeast Asia, Malaysia has expanded its real estate sector to provide housing, office and commercial properties to a growing middle class. The largest urban areas have attracted most investments, but recent economic and political change modify the property landscape.
Malaysia is one of the leading countries for tourism in Southeast Asia, with tens of millions of foreign visitors coming in the country every year. Through their spending, they bring billions of dollars into the economy and allow many businesses to prosper. These infographics illustrate some habits of international tourists.
With a mix of emerging and mature segments in the entertainment and media landscape of Malaysia, the industry is experiencing a shift in consumers’ habits and advertising spending. The rise of Internet and digital media brings challenges to the dominant newspapers and TV but also opportunities to seize.
The development of Internet and digital technologies have pushed media, television and entertainment to undergo a radical change. With the coming of video streaming services to Malaysia and Southeast Asia, television in the region is now challenged by a new model that aims at a large part of the audience through its new behaviors.
Compared to many countries, Malaysia is rather tax-friendly, with a progressive but low income tax, a low corporate income tax and low equivalent to VAT which make it attractive for work and business. Several incentives are also in place to help further companies in certain key industries.
Aggregated in Malaysia’s FBM KLCI index – the main stock index of Malaysia -, the 30 largest public listed companies individually and collectively influence heavily the economy of Malaysia, Southeast Asia and the world. This handy list presents these economic giants and their activities, together with useful links.
Internet has brought a revolution, enabling virtually anyone to create an online business and reach a large consumer population easily. Thanks to the shift towards online shopping, businesses of all sizes can now compete against bigger traditional companies and quickly grab a large market share on Internet.
Rising towards the high income country status, Malaysia offers an interesting environment for businesses, jobs seekers and recruiters. In this study, LinkedIn analyses the mindsets, goals and driving forces of the professionals of Malaysia, bringing insights on the Malaysian job market through comparisons with other countries.
With the development of technologies and the collection of more and more data on consumers, processes or markets, using this Big Data attracts the interests of an ever growing number of businesses in Malaysia. Yet a lot remains to be done to properly define the goals and processes, to hire or train the right people.