shows provide quite a welcome for foreign
M&A activity in Malaysia has experienced strong growth.
The country is looking at ways in which it can compete with
countries such as China, India and Vietnam, for an increased
share of global foreign investment in Asia. In considering
their options, prospective investors should consider the
background to Malaysia's inbound investment policies relating
to equity ownership of Malaysian businesses, regulatory
exemptions and recent government initiatives.
Competition for global investment remains strong among Asian
countries. Despite recent levels of activity, the Malaysian
government is aware of the need to find ways to attract further
foreign direct investment (FDI). Historically, its investment
policies have limited the extent to which foreign investors can
wholly own Malaysian businesses. But the government has now
introduced initiatives that provide more opportunities for
foreign investors to participate in certain areas. An
explanation of the background...