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Browse additional economic indicators and data sets, selected by Global Finance editors, to learn more about Malaysia economic outlook, debt to GDP ratio, international trade performance and population trends. Rankings of Malaysia best banks and safest banks are also available.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

New CPTPP Chips Away At U.S. Prestige

U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership prompted the other 11 nations that were party to the agreement to forge ahead in a new pact without the U.S.

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Conference Board Sees Good Momentum

Bart van Ark, chief economist at The Conference Board, visited Global Finance to discuss the state of the global economy and the outlook for 2018 and beyond.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Corporates Rush To Decipher Landmark Trade Agreement

Management | Trade Negotiations Corporations’ business decisions depend on regulatory certainty, but as the passing of TPP legislation faces various hurdles, corporate decision-making processes will need to remain flexible.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance


In our 21st annual survey, Global Finance identifies the best banks in 150 countries and eight regions. The winners are not always the biggest banks, but rather, the best—those with the qualities that corporations should look for when choosing a bank.



Developing Asia will grow by 6.2% this year and 6.5% next, according to Asian Development Bank estimates, up slightly from 6.1% in 2013. Despite the uptick in overall growth, banks around the region continue to face challenging landscapes.