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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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