Sectors Economy & Trade

Ports acting as a catalyst for development in Malaysia’s southern Johor state
The economy of the Malaysian state of Johor is thriving. A large portion of Johor’s economic activity is facilitated by the maritime transportation sector. Johor Port, the b...
Japanese-Malaysian bilateral relationship continues to strengthen, more FDI opportunities sought
Dr. Makio Miyagawa is the Japanese ambassador to Malaysia. He spoke with The Prospect Group about the bilateral relationship between Malaysia and Japan, FDI opportunities, and...
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on ASEAN trade, the future of Proton & 1MDB
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is a politician, businessman, and was Malaysia’s longest serving Prime Minister. He currently chairs Malaysian car manufacturer Proton. He spoke wit...
MIDA CEO says manufacturing is still the backbone of Malaysia
Dato’ Azman Mahmud is the CEO the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), the government's principal agency for the promotion of the manufacturing and services se...
Malaysia improving economic resilience; on track to meet 2020 income, investment & job targets
Senator Dato’ Sri Idris Jala is a Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and CEO of Malaysia’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), an organization t...
Jim Rogers on investing in Malaysia, the century of Asia, & frontier markets
Jim Rogers is a world renowned commodity investor and author of 'Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets'. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Malaysia as ...
Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) President & CEO Syed Ibrahim on the development of Iskandar Malaysia
Datuk Syed Mohamed Ibrahim is the President & CEO of Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB), a commercial investment holding company created to oversee and encourage regional develo...
Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) CEO Wong Lai Sum on Malaysia’s trade relationships
Dr. Wong Lai Sum is the CEO of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), the national trade promotion agency of Malaysia. She spoke with The Prospect Group ab...
Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) CEO Noharuddin Nordin on promoting investment in Malaysia
Datuk Noharuddin Nordin is the CEO of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Malaysia’s governmental adviser for investment and development. He spoke with Th...
Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI) Penang & North Chairman Nazir Ariff on business in Penang
Nazir Ariff is the Chairman for Penang & North of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI). He spoke with The Prospect Group about medical tourism,...
Malaysia’s Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) CEO Idris Jala on Malaysia’s economic transformation
Dato’ Sri Idris Jala is the CEO of the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), established under the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department. He spoke with The P...
Malaysia’s Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) CEO Idris Jala on implementing the ETP & GTP
Dato’ Sri Idris Jala is the CEO of the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), established under the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department. He spoke with The P...
Canadian High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur Randolph Mank on Canadian-Malaysian economic relations
Randolph Mank is the Canadian High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur. He spoke with The Prospect Group about current trade levels between Malaysia and Canada, future opportunities ...
Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) Chief Executive Ismail Ibrahim on investment in Iskandar Malaysia
Ismail Ibrahim is the Chief Executive of the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), the governing body steering planning, growth, and development of the Iskandar regi...
Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI) Executive Director Stewart Forbes on business in Malaysia
Stewart Forbes is the Executive Director of the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI). He spoke with The Prospect Group about current opportunities ...
British High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur Simon Featherstone on the economic relationship between Britain & Malaysia
Simon Featherstone is the British High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur. He spoke with The Prospect Group about Britain’s economic relationship with Malaysia, how the countries ...
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan on Malaysia’s role in ASEAN
Dr. Surin Pitsuwan is the Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). He spoke with The Prospect Group about Malaysia’s role in the ASEAN commun...