Malaysia Rankings


28 September 2018 - UM improves ranking in world's best varsities list
  1. More It is ranked 328th out of 1,258 institutions
18 September 2018 - Malaysia moves up Human Development Index
  1. More Malaysia has gone up in ranks in terms of its people’s life expentancy, standard of living and knowledge status, according to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) index
15 September 2018 - Family owned firms excel
  1. More Malaysia has 3 in top 30 best performing companies list for Asia Pacific ex-Japan
07 September 2018 - 2 firms make it into Fab 50 list
  1. More Press Metal and Batu Kawan selected from a pool of 1,744 companies in region with at least US$2b annual revenue
06 September 2018 - Malaysians ranked 7th in the world
  1. More Huge improvements seen in recessionary sentiment, economic outlook, job prospects
07 June 2018 - 13 Malaysian companies on Forbes 2018 Global 2000 list
  1. More Thirteen Malaysian companies, led by Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank), have made it into the Forbes 2018 Global 2000 list, which ranks the biggest, most powerful and most valuable companies in the world
24 May 2018 - Malaysia Up Two Spots On Competitiveness Rankings
  1. More Malaysia moved up two notches to 22nd place in the latest IMD World Competitiveness Rankings published by the Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Centre
07 March 2018 - Malaysia 4th best country to invest in
  1. More US News ranks country ahead of Singapore and Thailand
22 November 2017 - Malaysia likely to climb in world talent ranking
  1. More Against a backdrop of improving economic conditions, Malaysia will likely improve its position in the annual Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Talent Ranking next year in attracting foreign talent
02 November 2017 - Others catch up as Malaysia slips
  1. More Country in 24th place in World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2018
01 November 2017 - Malaysia slips one notch to 24th in World Bank's Doing Business Report
  1. More Malaysia slipped one notch to rank 24th in the World Bank's latest Doing Business Report, down from the 23rd place last year
31 October 2017 - Malaysia ranks 7th in number of family-owned firms
  1. More Press Metal among top 50 with market capitalisation above US$2b in terms of average revenue growth since 2014
28 September 2017 - Malaysia takes 23rd spot in global report
  1. More Nation moves 2 up places in WEF's Competitiveness Report
27 September 2017 - Malaysia up 2 spots to 23rd in global competitiveness ranking
  1. More After suffering a steep fall in last year’s ranking, Malaysia moved up two spots to the 23rd place out of 137 countries in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) released today
22 September 2017 - Malaysia ranked 2nd in S-E Asia
  1. More Globally, nation climbs nine spots to 33rd among 130 countries, according to World Economic Forum report
07 September 2017 - Ranking will drive us to work harder, says UTAR
  1. More Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) says it has accomplished its mission by being listed in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018 Top 1,000 list
14 July 2017 - Seven Malaysian varsities make it to QS world ranking
  1. More Seven Malaysian universities have been listed in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 2018.
03 July 2017 - Step up transformation efforts
  1. More Malaysia must continue to emphasise long-term policies in education to ensure competitiveness, says IMD
15 June 2017 - Malaysia favourite among China luxury travellers
  1. More Country in top seven list of preferred island destinations for summer holidays
09 June 2017 - UM leads local varsities into top 1% worldwide
  1. More Research universities’ hard work pays off with significant jump in global ranking
09 June 2017 - Five research varsities move a notch up
  1. More UM leads, poised to become one of top 100 research universities globally
08 June 2017 - KL now cheaper for expatriates
  1. More Drop in most expensive cities ranking due to ringgit's weakness, says ECA
01 June 2017 - Malaysia remains in top 25 list
  1. More Malaysia remains among the 25 most competitive nations despite a drop in ranking, according to the World Competitive Yearbook 2017 compiled by Switzerland-based Institute for Management Development (IMD)
24 May 2017 - Malaysia 9th preferred destination for education
  1. More A total of 172,886 foreign students studied in the country from the international school level to the tertiary level last year, putting Malaysia on track to become an international education hub.
04 May 2017 - Malaysia is Top Muslim Travel Spot
  1. More Kuala Lumpur beats 130 others to retain title for third year
23 January 2017 - KL ranked among top cities
  1. More Kuala Lum­pur has been ranked among the top cities with the best integrated development in South-East Asia, second only to Singapore.
07 January 2017 - International Living rates M'sia's healthcare system as world's best
  1. More International Living, in its Annual Global Retirement Index 2017, honoured Malaysia for the third consecutive year by singling out the country as having the “Best Healthcare in the World”
04 January 2017 - RAM reaffirms Malaysia’s global, Asean-scale sovereign ratings
  1. More RAM Rating Services Bhd has reaffirmed Malaysia’s respective global and Asean-scale sovereign ratings of ‘A2/stable’ and ‘AAA/stable’, respectivly, reflecting the countrys resilient economic growth and the Government’s fiscal consolidation efforts.
13 December 2016 - Doing Business 2017: The Way Forward for Malaysia
  1. More Malaysia is one of 17 economies that implemented reforms in the East Asia and Pacific to improve the business climate for local entrepreneurs. It is one of the top performing economies in the region in terms of the efficiency and quality of business regulations measured by the Doing Business report, owing to the continuous reform efforts by the government over the past decade.
06 November 2016 - Building confidence in doing business in Malaysia
  1. More Malaysia slipped a notch this year, ranking 23rd out of 190 economies in the World Bank Doing Business 2017 Report released in the end of October.
28 June 2016 - Malaysia improves ranking
  1. More Human Capital Index 2016 : Country placed 42nd position among 130 nations
16 April 2016 - Malaysia ranking 10 destinasi FDI
  1. More Malaysia menduduki ranking 10 destinasi pelaburan langsung asing (FDI) pilihan utama di Asia Pasifik, demikian menurut kajian oleh syarikat teknologi maklumat global yang berpusat di Amerika Syarikat, IHS Inc.
15 April 2016 - Malaysia a top FDI hotspot
  1. More US-based IHS ranks country among 10 main investment destinations in Asia Pacific
20 January 2016 - Malaysia at fourth spot in logistics ranking
  1. More Malaysia's drive a develop a world-class infrastructure and transport network has ropelled it to the fourth spot in a closely watched annual ranking of the world's 45 leading emerging markets.
12 January 2016 - Malaysia tops US in GDP forecast
  1. More Malaysia is expected to register the world's 13th highest gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year, with a 10 per cent chance of recession.
30 November 2015 - Malaysia ranks among top 30 in Global Shipping
  1. More Malaysia is among the world's top 30 in terms of international shipping fleet with tonnage of 7016 million and more than 50,000 seafarers.
11 November 2015 - 10 Teratas Ekonomi Asia Pasifik Paling Kompetitif
  1. More Infographic
30 October 2015 - Aiming for Top 10 spot by 2020
  1. More Malaysia Productivity Corp (MPC) is planning to expand business-friendly initiatives to other states in the country, not confined to the Klang Valley, in order to be in the top 10 economies on ease of doing business by 2020.
29 October 2015 - Malaysia kekal kedudukan
  1. More Malaysia berada pada kedudukan ke -18 daripada 189 negara ekonomi yang mesra dalam menjalanakan perniagaan berdasarkan Laporan Menjalankan Perniagaan Bank Dunia 2016 (DB 2016).
29 October 2015 - Malaysia ranked 18th in World Bank's Doing Business Report
  1. More Malaysia remains in the top 20 countries in the world with the most business-friendly regulations.
28 October 2015 - Ease of doing business report puts Malaysia in top 20
  1. More Despite global economic uncertainties, Malaysia remains in 18th spot out of 189 economies in the World Bank’s “Ease Doing Business Report 2016”.
02 October 2015 - Malaysia one of top 5 places for expatriates, survey finds
  1. More A bank survey has rated Malaysia as among the top five destinations for work satisfaction with 55 percent of expatriates saying they found their work more fulfilling since relocating here.
30 September 2015 - Kuala Lumpur bandar raya kedua popular di dunia
  1. More Kuala Lumpur dinamakan sebagai bandar raya beli- belah kedua paling popular di dunia berdasarkan Index BeLI -belah Pelancongan Muslim Master-Card-Cresent Rating (MTSI 2015).
30 September 2015 - Malaysia perbaiki kedudukan daya saing global
  1. More Malaysia baiki kedudukan ke tangga ke-18 dalam Laporan Daya Saing Global (GCR) 2015-2016 berbanding tempat ke -20 pada tahun sebelumnya, pencapaian tertinggi sejak tahun 2005.
30 September 2015 - KL second most visited city by Muslims
  1. More Kuala Lumpur has become the second most visited city by muslim travellers out of 40 globally, according to the Mastercard_CresentRating Muslim Shopping Travel Index 2015 (MTSI 2015)
30 September 2015 - Malaysia moves up GCI ranking
  1. More Malaysia has jumped two rungs to join the ranks of the top 20 most competitive economies in the world this year.
29 September 2015 - KDNKK per kapita Malaysia atasi catatan semua negara
  1. More Kelauaran Dalam Negara Kasar per kapita Malaysia pada tahun 2014 buat pertama kalinya mengatasi catatan purata semua negara global, kata Majlis Penasihat Sains dan inovasi Global (GSIAC).
31 July 2015 - S&P keeps country's
  1. More Standard & Poor's (S&P) has affirmed Malaysia's "stable" outlook, saying the political situasion surrounding 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) will not interfere with sound policymaking.
31 July 2015 - S&P keeps 'stable' ratings on Malaysia
  1. More Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (S&P) has maintained its stable sovereign ratings outlooks on Malaysia.
23 July 2015 - Kerajaan Malaysia ke-8 paling cekap di dunia
  1. More Kerajaan Malaysia berada pada kedudukan kelapan sebagai kerajaan paling cekap di dunia, menurut laporan Daya Saing Global 2014-2015.
23 July 2015 - Malaysia tangga kelapan paling efisien : Laporan WEF
  1. More Malaysia mendapat pengiktirafan berganda, apabila kerajaan disenaraikan pada kedudukan kelapan paling efisien dalam Laporan Kompetitif Global 2014-2015 dengan negara diiktiraf sebagai destinasi keenam paling menarik buat pelabur asing di dunia tahun ini.
23 July 2015 - Malaysia is world's 8th most efficient government
  1. More Malaysia has been ranked the eight most efficient government globally in the Global Competitive Report 2014-2015
23 July 2015 - Malaysia is 6th most business-friendly country
  1. More Malaysia is the sixth most attractive investment destination in the world, according to the Baseline Profitability Index (BPI) 2015 by the Foreign Policy Magazine.
23 July 2015 - Malaysia up to 6th in Baseline Profitability Index
  1. More Malaysia ascended five rungs from 11th in 2014 to the sixth position in this year’s Baseline Profitability Index (BPI), a reaffirmation that Malaysia remains an attractive profit centre in this region for investors, according to Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida).
09 March 2015 - Infrastructure projects drive KL gobal rankings
  1. More Kuala Lumpur is set to become a world-class city by 2020, driven by large infrastructure projects under the Economic Transformation Programme.
04 February 2015 - Rating upgrade for Malaysia?
  1. More KUALA LUMPUR: SOVEREIGN rating agency Moody's reaffirmed rating for Malaysia puts the country in a stronger chance of securing an upgrade in the future, said Treasury Secretary-General Tan Sri Dr Irwan Serigar Abdullah.
24 November 2014 - Malaysia ranks 5th in IMD world talent rankings
  1. More Malaysia has surged to the fifth spot over the past decade from 20th position, according to the latest world talent ranking by IMD, a top - notched business school in Switzerland in the new IMD World Talent Report 2014.
29 October 2014 - Malaysia ranks 18th in World Bank Ranking
  1. More Malaysia is ranked 18th out of 189 economies in the World Bank Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency report released yesterday.
09 October 2014 - Higher score for Malaysia in corporate governance
  1. More Malaysia reinforced its regional standing in corporate governance, based on the recently released biennial Corporate Governance Watch 2014 report.
23 September 2014 - Malaysia is 7th most attractive country for infrastructure investment
  1. More ARCADIS, a global leader in natural and built asset design and consultancy, has ranked Malaysia 7th among 41 countries in its 2014 Global Infrastructure Investment Index (GIII).
22 September 2014 - Malaysia is 3rd top offshore location in A.T. Kearney’s global ranking
  1. More Malaysia retained its third place ranking in A.T. Kearney’s 2014 Global Services Location Index (GSLI) for offshoring destination of choice, released last week.
03 July 2014 - PEMANDU among world’s top 20 leading Government innovation teams
  1. More The Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), a unit under the Prime Minister’s Department, has been listed as one of the world’s top 20 leading government innovation teams by United Kingdom innovation foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies and Nesta in its latest report titled i-teams.
23 June 2014 - Malaysia among world’s twenty most business-friendly locations
  1. More Malaysia moves up five notches to 19th spot to join the world’s twenty most business-friendly locations among 82 countries surveyed in the latest Business Environment Ranking and Index 2014 by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
23 May 2014 - Malaysia moves up to 12 spot in global competitiveness ranking
  1. More Malaysia has moved up three notches to12th spot among 60 economies in the World Competitiveness Ranking 2014 released today by the Switzerland-based IMD World Competitiveness Centre.
07 May 2014 - Malaysia: Fastest growing economy in ASEAN-5 in 2014
  1. More Malaysia emerges amongst the ASEAN-5 as the economy that will likely experience the fastest growth in 2014, according to RHB Research Institute.
30 April 2014 - GNI target of USD15, 000 achievable by 2018
  1. More Buoyed by optimism, Second Finance Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah forecasts Malaysia’s gross national income (GNI) per capita to increase to US$15,000 by 2018.
30 October 2013 - Malaysia ranks 2nd in ICT Index for efficiency- driven economies
  1. More Malaysia emerged second among 26 resource and efficiency-driven economies based on the Connectivity Scorecard 2013.
18 September 2013 - Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index ranks Malaysia second most dynamic in Asean
  1. More Malaysia is the second most dynamic country in Asean after Singapore according to the Grant Thornton Global Dynamism Index (GDI) 2013.
11 January 2013 - Malaysia ranks 4th among preferred investment locations in Asia
  1. More Malaysia is ranked fourth among 13 leading investment destinations in Asia, according to the 2013 Asia Business Outlook Survey by the Economist Corporate Network, the emerging markets advisory business of The Economist Group.
31 October 2012 - Malaysia is world’s 10th friendliest country
  1. More Malaysia is placed 10th in Forbes’ World’s Friendliest Countries’ listing based on the latest HSBC's Expat Explorer Survey, unveiled on Wednesday and is the only one in Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) among the top ten countries.
31 October 2012 - Malaysia moves up to12th position in World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking
  1. More Malaysia continues to improve in the global ranking of the most business-friendly economies coming in at 12 th position in the World Bank Doing Business Report for 2013, moving up from 18th spot last year and 23rd in 2010.
24 October 2012 - Malaysia is at No.8 in service sophistication
  1. More Malaysia is ranked eighth among 18 countries on the overall level of service sophistication as seen in the new Service Development Index (SDI), which was unveiled as part of the Second Global Market Expansion Services Report findings by DKSH Holdings (Malaysia) Berhad and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.
24 October 2012 - Malaysia leaps to 25th position in global Environmental Index, ranks 3rd in Asia-Pacific
  1. More Malaysia has made a big leap to 25th position from 2010’s 54th placing in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranking conductedby Yale-Columbia universities covering 132 countries.
10 September 2012 - Malaysia at 25th spot in Global Competitiveness Ranking
  1. More Malaysia maintains its score in the latest Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2012-2013 released by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) but was four notches lower at 25th position this year.
24 July 2012 - Malaysia retains 3rd spot among best global services locations
  1. More Malaysia maintains its third placing in a ranking of the world's top 50 global services locations for eight consecutive years, according to the latest AT Kearney Global Services Location Index 2011 report.
04 June 2012 - Malaysia moves up two spots in World Competitiveness ranking
  1. More Malaysia has moved up two spots to 14th position in the latest ranking in the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2012 Report released by the Switzerland-based Institute for Management Development (IMD), which surveyed a total of 59 economies.
29 May 2012 - Malaysia advances 6 positions in WEF’s ranking of global trade-enabled economies
  1. More Malaysia has advanced six spots to 24th position last year in the latest Geneva-based World Economic Forum's Global Enabling Trade Report (GETR) 2012 covering 132 countries.
28 March 2012 - Malaysia among 18 best retirement destinations
  1. More Malaysia My Second Home programme gets a boost with the country being picked as among 18 best retirement destinations for Americans by Kathleen Peddicord, the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group, who is also dubbed as the world's foremost authority on overseas retirement.
02 February 2012 - Malaysia moves up to 25th spot in global environmental performance ranking
  1. More Malaysia has moved up to 25th spot in the global Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2012 from 54th position in 2010.
09 December 2011 - Malaysia jumps to 10th spot in A.T. Kearney’s FDI Confidence Index ranking
  1. More Malaysia climbed to 10th spot in A.T. Kearney’s latest 2011 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index ranking from the previous 21st position, with a more than five-fold jump in FDI inflows to US$9 billion (RM28 billion) last year from a year before.
18 October 2011 - Malaysia among top 20 safest countries
  1. More Malaysia has moved up three spots to rank 19th out of 153 countries surveyed by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) for the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2011 report.
09 September 2011 - Malaysia moves up 5 spots in Global Competitiveness Ranking
  1. More Malaysia moves up five notches to 21st spot in the latest Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2011-2012 released by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF).
27 July 2011 - Malaysia most peaceful country in S-E Asia
  1. More Malaysia has been ranked as the most peaceful country in South-East Asia and the fourth safest in the Asia-Pacific region, behind New Zealand, Japan and Australia.
22 June 2011 - Malaysia is safest among upper-middle income countries
  1. More Malaysia has been ranked as the safest among 19 upper-middle income countries and 12th globally, according to the latest World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2011, the second in an annual series.  
17 June 2011 - Malaysia leads in Global Peace Index in Southeast Asia, ranks among top 20 globally
  1. More Malaysia tops the list among countries in Southeast Asia in the 2011 Global Peace Index (GPI), after moving up three notches to 19th spot in the survey of 153 countries by the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace, which undertook the study in cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit.  
24 May 2011 - Malaysia ranks 7th in Economic Performance
  1. More Malaysia was ranked seventh in Economic Performance in the latest World Competitiveness Yearbook 2011 Report released by the Switzerland-based Institute for Management Development (IMD), which surveyed a total of 59 economies.  
19 April 2011 - Malaysia is ninth friendliest in global survey
  1. More Malaysia is ranked ninth friendliest country in a global survey undertaken by HSBC covering more than 4,000 expatriates in over 100 countries from April to June 2010.  
08 April 2011 - Malaysia Tops English Proficiency in Asia
  1. More Malaysia is ranked as having the highest proficiency in English among countries in Asia where English is not the mother tongue, according to the London-based Education First (EF) English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) 2011 report.  
07 February 2011 - Malaysia remains among the top three best offshoring destinations
  1. More Malaysia retains its third spot after India and China, in the ranking of leading offshoring destinations in the world, according to the latest Global Services Location Index (GSLI) 2011 by A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting company.  
27 January 2011 - Malaysia moves up three notches in 2010 Globalization Index
  1. More Malaysia had moved up to 27th spot in the Ernst & Young's 2010 Globalization Index, from 33rd position in 2009.  
10 November 2010 - Malaysia moves up to 17th spot in WEF financial development index
  1. More Malaysia moved up five places to rank 17th out of 57 leading global financial systems and capital markets covered in the World Economic Forum's (WEF) third annual Financial Development Index 2010.  
10 November 2010 - Malaysia moves up 3 notches in ease of doing business, continues to rank top in getting credit
  1. More Malaysia moved up three places to rank at No.21 out of a total of 183 economies surveyed in the World Bank's Doing Business 2011 Report, released today, while staying at the top as the easiest country to obtain credit for the fourth consecutive year.  
11 June 2010 - Malaysia ranks 5th for CDM projects
  1. More Malaysia is in fifth position worldwide in terms of the number of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects registered with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  
20 May 2010 - Malaysia moves forward in IMD’s competitive rankings
  1. More Malaysia has emerged as the world's 10th most competitive nation in 2010, a significant improvement from its 18th position last year. The upward shift was as a result of notable improvements in the country's economic performance, due to a host of factors such as influx of quality investments, pragmatic government policies and low risk to political instability.  
21 April 2010 - Malaysia well-positioned to stay among top three in shared services
  1. More Malaysia's workforce, which have multi-skills and competent in a few languages, will position the country well to retain its status among the top three best shared services locations globally, according to speakers at the ACCA Biztalk seminar in Kuala Lumpur, today.
17 February 2010 - Malaysia led developing economies in global connectivity scorecard
  1. More Malaysia ranked the top for deployment and usage of information and communication technology (ICT) among 25 resource and efficiency-driven countries in the Nokia Siemens Network's Connectivity Scorecard 2010, taking the lead position three years in a row.  
09 November 2009 - Global survey: Malaysia less affected by global crisis
  1. More Malaysian companies emerged the least affected by the global financial and economic crisis, according to the Global Enterprise Survey 2009 undertaken by Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).  
23 September 2009 - Malaysia moves up to 5th spot in UK trade and Investment report
  1. More Malaysia has jumped to 5th spot from 13 th last year in a survey to identify key markets for global investors, by UK Trade and Investment, a British government body in its new research report -Survive and Prosper: Emerging markets in the global recession.
10 September 2009 - Malaysia- easiest country to obtain credit
  1. More Malaysia retained its position as the easiest country to obtain credit for the third consecutive year, despite a decline of two positions to rank 23rd out of a total of 183 economies surveyed in the World Bank's Doing Business 2010 Report, released yesterday.  
08 September 2009 - Malaysia moves up to third spot in Best Asian Cities for Business, 2009
  1. More Malaysia has moved up a spot to rank third in the 2009 Best Cities for Business in Asia poll conducted by SmartTravelAsia.com, a regional online travel magazine.


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