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The Asia Foundation Launches First-Ever Malaysia Business Environment Index

May 2, 2012

On May 8, The Asia Foundation launched the first-ever Business Environment Index (BEI) that measures local business managers and owners’ perceptions about the business environment at the district level. The findings reveal issues and challenges that are relevant to local economic growth in Malaysia, such as transparency, regulatory costs, crime and security, and land access. Stay tuned for analysis in this week’s blog and find out more on the interactive data visualization site.

Related locations: Malaysia
Related programs: Economic Opportunity
Related topics: Economic Governance Indices


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