Greater Kuala Lumpur


A quick guide to greater KL

The regional headquarters location for multinational companies in Asia

Malaysia is a leading economy in ASEAN with a GDP growing at an average of 6.5 per cent per annum for nearly 50 years. Supported by the National Transformation Programme (NTP), the country is on a strong path to becoming a high income/developed nation by 2020. Malaysia is a founding member of ASEAN, the East Asia Summit and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and a member of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the Non-Aligned Movement. Malaysia’s active participation in strategic trade and economic partnership agreements including the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) continues to shape its trade and growth directions. Rated as one of the best destination to do business globally, World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked Malaysia’s economy as 6th in Asia and 20th in world as the most competitive, surpassing countries such as Australia, France and South Korea. In addition, Malaysia is ranked 18th among 189 countries in terms of Ease of Doing Business by the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2016.

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