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  • Supportive Government policies to encourage FDIs (Foreign Direct Investments)
  • Simplification of licence/permit application procedures to ease setting up and operation of businesses
  • Excellent infrastructure
  • Wide ranging financial and tax incentives
  • One of the leading centres of Islamic banking

International Rankings

  • #1 for Getting Credit to do business (Source: Doing Business 2012 Report, The World Bank)
  • World’s 3rd most attractive location for outsourcing destinations (Source: A. T. Kearney Global Services Location Index 2011)
  • #4 in protecting investors (Source: Doing Business 2012 Report, The World Bank)

Malaysia IPO Market

  • 929 companies are listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange, Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad as at 3 August 2012
  • Some high profile IPOs in 2012 include:
    - Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad, world’s 2nd largest IPO after Facebook, raised USD3.2 billion when it was listed on 28 June 2012
    - IHH Healthcare Berhad is the 3rd largest IPO in the world which raised USD2.1 billion when it was listed on 25 July 2012