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Kuala Lumpur helps move Malaysia up the electronics value chain

Kuala Lumpur helps move Malaysia up the electronics value chain

Over the past two decades, Malaysia has established itself as one of the world's leading low-cost electrical component manufacturers. However, thanks to academic institutions such as Kuala Lumpur's Mimos ICT centre of innovation, the country is looking to rise up the value chain in this sector.

View from Asia: SEZs require give and take

Special economic zones (SEZs) alone are not enough to attract investment. As the varied success of Asia's existing zones show, and as is the case outside of such regions, governments have to be accommodating and incentivise foreign investors before they can reap the rewards of FDI.

Taking innovation downtown

Are inner-cities the place the build innovation?

Just what makes an innovation district? asks Emily J Brown. Is it a city’s cultural vibe, modern amenities and transport? Or is it the mix of business and cutting-edge technology located there? 

Malaysia's push for high-value-added investment

Malaysia is styling itself as a destination for high-value-added manufacturing to address declining inward FDI

View from Asia October/November 2012

Asian countries must focus more on long-term aftercare.

Malaysia aims high

Malaysia aims high

Malaysia's government is targeting achieving high-income status by 2020, and sees foreign investment as being crucial to it realising this goal. However, it is wary of the country's economy being overdependent on business from overseas.

Spreading the growth

Iskandar spreads Malaysia's growth

Its 13 free zones and 18 industrial zones are seen as lynchpins of Malaysia's economic aspirations as well as useful tools for helping outlying areas catch up with the capital city Kuala Lumpur. One such zone is Iskandar, where ambitious targets for development have been set.

Dato’ Sri Abdul Tun Najib Razak

Malaysia PM hails ETP effect

Malaysia's excellent economic performance in recent years has come on the back of its Economic Transformation Programme. Its prime minister and finance minister Dato’ Sri Abdul Tun Najib Razak tells Barbara Njau how the programme has helped diversify the country's economy, which has continued to thrive while much of the rest of the world has struggled.

Julia Santos

Johnson & Johnson takes outsourcing route to business growth

Julia Santos, head of global business optimisation for the Johnson & Johnson Group, explains to Barbara Njau why outsourcing is essential to the company’s business strategy.

Asias IFCs shift up a gear

Asia's financial centres make presence felt

As the global economic balance of power shifts from west to east, international financial centres in Asia are growing in prominence at the expense of their developed world counterparts. But is this shift a permanent one?

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