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Malaysia takes the lead

April 7, 2009

Having already introduced many tax and business incentives, Malaysia is consolidating its position as an up-and-coming hub for Islamic finance. Its policies reflect the belief that developing the sector is crucial to the country's future success. Writer Geraldine Lambe

Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz

January 5, 2009

Parallels between the Asian economic crisis 10 years ago and the current financial turmoil may hold some useful lessons for world governments as they steer through troubled times.

Malaysian market remains resilient

May 5, 2008

The Malaysian Bourse’s keen focus on market appeal and its diversity of investment opportunities put it in a strong position to capitalise on opportunities in the changing financial environment.

Malaysia: Realising the Dream

September 3, 2007

In conjunction with fDi magazine, we are pleased to bring you a special report on Malaysia, marking 50 years of the nation’s independence, and examining progress made and hopes for the future, as the country aspires to meet its development goals for 2020.
Sponsored by: MIDA Malaysian Industrial Development Authority

Eyes on the retail prize

April 2, 2007

With the retail market key, Malaysian banks are placing great emphasis on cross-selling while rolling out simple technologies that improve service. Dan Barnes reports.

Banking giants do battle

September 4, 2006

As Maybank and CIMB encroach on each other’s strongholds, there is one area that looks large enough to accommodate them and others – Islamic banking. Karina Robinson, in Kuala Lumpur, reports.


January 2, 2006

Public Bank
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Teh Hong Piow, Chairman

Dato’ Nazir Razak

February 2, 2005

Malaysia is in the process of drastically reducing the number of its banks, leaving more people with recent or current CEO experience than there are banks.

Steady as she goes

July 2, 2004

Malaysia’s central bank governor Tan Sri Dato Zeti Akhtar Aziz tells Brian Caplen why she is focusing on economic stability, and discusses Islamic banking, keeping the dollar peg and relations with China.

Under new management

April 5, 2004

Simon Montlake reports from Kuala Lumpur on a revitalised economy now under the low-key yet decisive auspices of the newly elected Abdullah Badawi.

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