Malaysia Continues to Attract Business Interest
Malaysia continues to sustain its investment growth momentum in the first half of 2019 (1H2019) despite the challenging global economic landscape and intense competition, with total investments of RM92.0 billion recorded in the services, manufacturing and primary sectors for 1H2019. These investments were from 2,554 projects and will potentially create 59,542 employment opportunities in the country.
Malaysia : The World's Best Country to Invest
The first quarter of 2019 indicated a positive start to the year, with approved foreign investments into Malaysia increased by 73.4% to RM29.3 billion from RM16.9 billion in the first quarter of 2018. This commendable performance could only be achieved with the conducive business climate within the country, which has not gone unnoticed by international observers.
Industrial Linkage Programme : Machinery and Equipment Industry
The machinery & equipment (M&E) industry assumes strategic importance to Malaysia’s economy with its cross-cutting linkages across all economic segments. However, given the evolution of technology in the industry is moving at such a relentless pace, this presents Malaysian business leaders with challenges as well as opportunities to create new business ventures. For companies that are bold to embrace these new and upcoming technologies, there are a plethora of opportunities in robotics application, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and smart technologies that are waiting to be explored.
APEC 2020: Charting New Frontiers
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation or better known as APEC, has grown into a dynamic engine promoting trade and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region since its establishment in 1989. This inter-governmental forum comprising of 21 member economies was formed in response to the growing interdependence of the Asia- Pacific economies, regional trade blocs and establishment of new markets during the mid-1980s. Needless to say, APEC is still a very much relevant bloc in today's business world and exerts a significant influence across the global markets.
Malaysia Remains an Attractive Investment Destination: Recording Approved Investments of RM53.9 billion in Q1 2019
Malaysia has successfully attracted a total of RM53.9 billion approved investments in the manufacturing, services and primary sectors for the first quarter of 2019 (Q1 2019), an increase of 3.1% from the same period last year (RM52.3 billion). These investments are from 1,678 projects and are expected to generate more than 41,200 job opportunities for the country.
MIDA Facilitates Overseas Internship for Malaysian Students Abroad
Enhancing the students' employability has always been on top of the human capital development agenda of the Government. This is to ensure that they are industry-relevant, ready to enter the job market and ultimately able to contribute to the economic growth of the country. Various programmes are usually adopted by universities and colleges to increase the employability of their students such as internship, career awareness program, industry talk, curriculum embedment, and lecturer's attachment to industry.
Progress Updates on FHTP, OECD
MIDA's E-Newsletter in has introduced readers to the Forum of Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP) and its requirements in fulfilling Action 5: Countering Harmful Tax Practices More Effectively, Taking into Account Transparency and Substance. This edition aims to update readers on the current progress and incentive recipients' tax responsibilities.
MIDA Receives Top Investment Promotion Agency 2019 Award - Asia Pacific Category
MIDA has once again won the Top Investment Promotion Agency 2019 award in the Asia- Pacific National category by the Site Selection, together with the EDB Singapore. The agency won the same award in 2015 and 2016.
Strengthening Domestic Investment Landscape
Being an organisation half a century old, MIDA's priority remains the same. We are here to ensure that Malaysia achieves its goals and aspirations, creating wealth that translates to tangible benefits felt by all across Malaysia. In achieving these goals, based on the Eleventh Malaysia Plan, Chapter 8: Re-engineering economic growth for greater prosperity, the Government will precede the continuous effort to strengthen and enhance the country's domestic investment through MIDA, which also gives importance to domestic investment by engaging and facilitating with more domestic companies.