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Economics and Development

Year 2013

Economic Report 2013/2014
by Ministry of Finance, Malaysia

Chapter 1: Economic Management and Prospects
Chapter 2: International Economic Performance and Cooperation
Chapter 3: Economic Performance and Prospects
Chapter 4: Public Sector Finance
Chapter 5: Monetary and Financial Developments

Appendix:
The Economy 2014
The Budget 2014

The 2014 Budget Speech
by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
Introducing The Supply Bill (2014)

Year 2008

Malaysian government
World Economic Forum on East Asia: Responding to New Uncertainties
Asian Development Bank and Malaysia

Content:

  • Relationship with ADB
  • Impact of Assistance
  • Future Directions
  • Operational Challenges
  • Partnership
  • Cofinancing and Procurement
Economic Planning Unit
Economic Planning Unit
The Heritage Foundation

Content:

  • Business freedom
  • Trade ''
  • Fiscal ''
  • Monerary ''
  • Investment ''
  • Financial ''
  • Labor ''
  • Freedom from Corruption
  • Property right
  • Government size
The World Bank and The International Finance Cooperation

Presentation by:

  • Sylvia Solf and Justin Yap
Containing Systemic Risks and Restoring Financial Soundness
International Monetary Fund

Content:

  • Chapter 1. Assessing Risks to Global Financial Stability
  • Chapter 2. Structured Finance: Issues of Valuation and Disclosure
  • Chapter 3. Market and Funding Illiquidity: When Private Risk Becomes Public
  • Glossary
  • Annex: Summing Up by the Acting Chair
  • Statistical Appendix
Mid-2008 Update
United Nations Development Policy and Analysis Division

Content:

  • Overview of recent global economic performance and short-term prospects for the world economy and of some key global economic policy and development issues.
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Division for Sustainable Development

Content:

  • The report highlights recent trends in agriculture, rural development, land, desertification and drought.

Year 2007
Asian Development Bank 
ISBN 971-561-624-9

Content:

  • Foreword
  • 1. Inequality in Asia
  • 1.1. Introduction
  • 1.2. Inequality in Asia: An Overview
  • 1.3. Inequality: Concepts and Measurement
  • 1. 4. Inequality Estimates for Asia
  • 1.5 A More In-depth Look at Inequality
  • 1.6. Inequality of Wages
  • 1.7 Looking Further Into the Causes of Inequality
  • 1.8. Public Policy and Inequality
  • 1.9. Concluding Remarks
  • References
  • Appendices
  • 2. Millennium Development Goals Tables
  • 3. Regional Tables
  • 4. Country Tables
  • Sources
  • Definittions

Bank Negara Information Sheet

The World Bank Group

Content:

  • Poverty and Social
  • Key Economic Ratios and Long Term Trends
  • Structure of the Economy
  • Prices and Government Finance
  • Trade
  • Balance of Payments
  • External Debt and Resource Flows
Energy Information Administration 
Official Energy Statistics from The U.S Government

Content:

  • Background
  • Oil
  • Natural gas
  • Profile
  • Links
  • Sources

International Monetary Fund

Regional Economic Outlook Asia and Pacific

Content:

  • Definitions
  • Executive summary
  • I.Overview
  • I.I Recent Macroeconomic Developments
  • I.II Recent Financial Market Developments
  • I.III The Outlook and Risks
  • I.IV Policy Implications
  • II. Ten Years After the Crisis: How Much Stronger Is Asia?
  • II.I Key Lessons from the Asian Crisis
  • II.II The Challenges Ahead
  • II.III Conclusions
  • III. Sterilized Intervention in Emerging Asia: Is It Effective?
  • III.I What Is Sterilized Intervention?
  • III.II Motives for Intervention, Channels for Effectiveness, and Evidence from the Literature
  • III.III Has Intervention Been Effective in Emerging Asia?
  • III.IV Testing Effectiveness
  • III.V Conclusions
  • IV.The Evolution of Trade in Emerging Asia
  • IV.I Evolving Asian Trade
  • IV.II Explaining the Changing Pattern of Trade: The Role of Comparative Advantage
  • IV.III The Rise in Intraregional Competition
  • IV.IV Summary and Implications
  • References
  • Boxes
  • Tables( click below on Selected Tables, to view Tables relevant to Malaysia)
  • Figures
ISBN 978-1-58906-668-7

Content:

  • Official reserves
  • Current Account Balances
  • Real GDP growth
  • Investment growth
  • Private sector inflation forecast
  • General Government gross debt
  • Central Government fiscal balances
  • Crisis-affected countries: nominal exchange rate 1999-2007
  • Foreign currency loans
  • Nonperforming loans ratio
  • Corporate Governance ratings
Governor of the Bank for Malaysia,
at the Joint Annual Discussion
International Monetary Fund

Content:

  • Global Economic Outlook
  • Malaysian Economy
  • IMF Surveillance
  • Strategic Direction of the World Bank Group: Engagement with Middle Income Countries
  • Quota and Voice Reform
Annual Report PEMUDAH

Content:

  • Message from the Hon. Prime Minister
  • Foreword from the PEMUDAH Co-Chairs
  • Vision Behind the Creation of PEMUDAH
  • Snapshot of Improvements in 2007
  • Vision and Values of PEMUDAH
  • Key Achievements in 2007
  • The Way Forward One Service, One Delivery, No Wrong Door
  • Annex
  • Terms of reference
  • Members of PEMUDAH
World Investment Report
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 
ISBN 978-92-1-112718-8

Content:

  • Note
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgement
  • Table of content
  • Abbreviations
  • Overview
  • 1. Widespread growth in FDI
  • 1.1 Global trends: sustained growth in FDI flows
  • 1.2 Regional trends
  • 2. Transnational corporations, extractive industries and development
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Features of the extractive industries
  • 2.3 TNCs in extractive industries
  • 2.4 Development implications for host countries
  • 2.5 The policy challenges
  • References
  • Annexes
  • Annex A
  • Definitions and sources
  • Annex B
  • Selected UNCTAD publications on TNCs and FDI
  • Questionnaire
United Nations Conference on trade and development

Content:

  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) overview
  • Cross-border merger and acquisition overview
  • Country rankings by Inward FDI Performance Index, Inward FDI Potential Index and Outward FDI Performance Index
  • Presence in the world's top 100 non-financial TNCs, ranked by foreign assets
  • Presence in the top 100 non-financial TNCs from developing countries, ranked by foreign assets
United Nations

Content:

  • Chapter I. Asian FDI in Africa and Overview
  • Chapter II. FDI in and from South-East Asia: Policies, Experience and Relevance for Africa
  • Chapter III. Chinese FDI in Africa and Inward FDI in China: Experience and Lessons
  • Part Two: Selected African Case Studies
  • Conclusions
Mihir A. Desai and C. Fritz Foley, Harvard University and NBER
James R. Hines Jr, University of Michigan and NBER

Content:

  • 1.Introduction
  • 2. Foreign Economic Growth and the Operations of Multinationals Firms
  • 3. Data and descriptive statistics
  • 4. The Relationship Between Multinational Foreign and Domestic Activity
  • 5. Conclusion

Year 2006
International Monerary Fund
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Year 2005
Economic Planning Unit and United Nations Country Team Malaysia
ISBN 983-3055-02-8

Content:

  • Foreword
  • Millennium development goals, targets, and indicators
  • National setting
  • Population trends
  • Macroeconomic performance
  • MDG 1 Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • MDG 2 Achieve universal primary education
  • MDG 3 Promote gender equality and empower women
  • MDG 4 Reduce child mortality
  • MDG 5 Improve maternal health
  • MDG 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
  • MDG 7 Ensure environmental sustainability
  • MDG 8 Develop a global partnership for development
  • Challenges
  • Notes and sources
World Trade Organization

Year 2004
Tham Siew-Yean
National University of Malaysia

Content:

  • I. Uruguay Round Commitments and Achievements
  • II. Impact on the Manufacturing Sector
  • III. Industrializing under WTO: Future Challenges
  • IV. Policy Implications
  • V. Conclusions

Year 2002
Tan Wooi Syn, University of Malaya
Anoma Abhayaratne, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Content:

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Background Perspective of Malaysian Society
  • Major Development Policies in Malaysia 1970-2000
  • New Economic Policy 1971-90
  • National Development Policy 1991-2000
  • Vision 2020
  • Poverty Reduction Strategies
  • Achievements
  • Conclusions
  • Bibliography
Peter H. Gleick, Gary Wolff, Elizabeth L. Chalecki, Rachel Reyes
Pacific Institute

Content:

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • The Nature of Water
  • Globalization: International Trade in Water
  • Privatization of Water
  • The Risks of Privatization: Can and Will They Be Managed?
  • Principles and Standards for Privatization
  • Conclusions
  • References
James Bond and Monika Weber-Fahr
Global Forum on International Investment

Year 2000
Martin Khor
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Content:

  • Introduction
  • I The Globalization Process
  • II Key Issues in Trade
  • III Key Issues in Finance
  • IV Issues in Investment Liberalization
  • V General Conclusion and Proposals
  • References

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