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MALAYSIA:
SAILING IN THE CURRENT GLOBAL ECONOMIC
SCENARIO
Muhd Shahrulmiza Zakaria
shahrulmiza@matrade.gov.my
Trade Commis...
Snapshot of Malaysian Economy
Global Economic Scenario
Issues, challenges & outlook
GLOBAL ECONOMIC SCENARIO
Global GDP Growth: 3.1%
Major economies are still on moderate / sluggish growth.
USA : positive with pockets of growth
CHI...
MALAYSIA’S ECONOMY: A SNAPSHOT
Key Indicators
SOURCE: Economic Planning Unit, Ministry of Finance, Bank Negara, Statistics Department, MITI,
MATRADE, MID...
Our global
ranking..
Malaysia is ranked 18th
from 140 countries
ISSUES & CHALLENGES
Falling of Malaysian Ringgit
Falling of Malaysian Ringgit
EXTERNAL FACTORS
The oil price plunge
China’s economic slowdown
Foreign capital outflow
DOMES...
CURRENT MARKET CHALLENGES
• Slowdown of global economies and major trading partners (China
factor)
• Decline of commodity ...
12 National Key Economic Areas
BioTechnology
Green Technology
ICT & new electronics
Clean & renewable energy
Agriculture & Processed Food
… and the list ...
Global GDP growth for 2015 is projected at 3.1%
(2014: 3.4%) – International Monetary Fund
World merchandise trade forecas...
©2015 Muhd Shahrulmiza Zakaria (shahrulmiza@matrade.gov.my)
Presentation Deck 2015 - The Economic Forum 2015
Presentation Deck 2015 - The Economic Forum 2015
Presentation Deck 2015 - The Economic Forum 2015
Presentation Deck 2015 - The Economic Forum 2015
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Presentation Deck 2015 - The Economic Forum 2015

  1. 1. MALAYSIA: SAILING IN THE CURRENT GLOBAL ECONOMIC SCENARIO Muhd Shahrulmiza Zakaria shahrulmiza@matrade.gov.my Trade Commissioner, MATRADE New York
  2. 2. Snapshot of Malaysian Economy Global Economic Scenario Issues, challenges & outlook
  3. 3. GLOBAL ECONOMIC SCENARIO
  4. 4. Global GDP Growth: 3.1% Major economies are still on moderate / sluggish growth. USA : positive with pockets of growth CHINA : slowing his growth engine, devalue Yuan EU : still recovering, but not not quite well East Asia : still doing good, can be better ASEAN : emerging hot spots for new growth Weakening price of commodities, especially petroleum
  5. 5. MALAYSIA’S ECONOMY: A SNAPSHOT
  6. 6. Key Indicators SOURCE: Economic Planning Unit, Ministry of Finance, Bank Negara, Statistics Department, MITI, MATRADE, MIDA, PEMANDU FDI (Jan-June) : RM22.4 billion International reserves : RM418 billion (Oct 15th) 8.8 months of imports Projection of economic growth for 2015 = 4.5% -5.5% Export growth : 0.9 % Import growth : 1.5% Economic growth for first half of 2015 = 5.3% Q1 = 5.6%, Q2 = 4.9%, Q3 = 4.7% Unemployment rate : 2.9% Job creation : 1.8 million Consumer Price Index : 3.1%
  7. 7. Our global ranking.. Malaysia is ranked 18th from 140 countries
  8. 8. ISSUES & CHALLENGES
  9. 9. Falling of Malaysian Ringgit
  10. 10. Falling of Malaysian Ringgit EXTERNAL FACTORS The oil price plunge China’s economic slowdown Foreign capital outflow DOMESTIC CHALLENGES Perception on our economic management Rising costs of production Rising costs of living Competitiveness of Malaysian businesses
  11. 11. CURRENT MARKET CHALLENGES • Slowdown of global economies and major trading partners (China factor) • Decline of commodity prices (petroleum, palm oil, rubber) • Depreciation of Ringgit against other currencies • Perception of international businesses community to Malaysia & subdued FDI Outlook • Rising costs of doing business • Readiness of Malaysian business - Are we competitive enough in the global market? Are we competitive to be in the global supply chain? • Trade integration and interdependence of the economies
  12. 12. 12 National Key Economic Areas
  13. 13. BioTechnology Green Technology ICT & new electronics Clean & renewable energy Agriculture & Processed Food … and the list is non exhaustive…
  14. 14. Global GDP growth for 2015 is projected at 3.1% (2014: 3.4%) – International Monetary Fund World merchandise trade forecast to grow 3.3% in 2015 (2014: 2.8%) – World Trade Organization
  15. 15. ©2015 Muhd Shahrulmiza Zakaria (shahrulmiza@matrade.gov.my)

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