The Malaysian Business Sentiment Survey 2018/2019, conducted by Monash University Malaysia in collaboration with CPA Australia and Global Asia in the 21st Century Research Platform, gathers the opinions, voice and feelings of the country’s business leaders.
The survey highlights concerns that could potentially affect businesses seeking growth through investments in existing products and services in new markets and these findings merit attention if Malaysia is to remain competitive in a global economy without borders.
By Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry
E-Commerce offers enormous opportunities for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumers (B2C). Based on a study conducted by Google and Temasek, e-Commerce trade in ASEAN will reach USD200 billion by the year 2025, driven first-hand by the growth of e-Commerce market, followed by online media and online travel.
Global markets struggled in June with across-the-board declines. Although investor concerns over increased US-China trade friction took the spotlight, a raft of other risks, such as a hawkish Federal Reserve, a flattening yield curve and rising oil prices, also took markets lower. But is it all bad news? We believe there are reasons to be optimistic. Global earnings estimates remain strong along with attractive valuations, and the upcoming second quarter reporting season in the US may offer investors opportunities for alpha. Among battered emerging markets (EM), some provide long-term opportunities for investors such as India.