Malaysia is ahead of its Asian peers this year, and the performance is evident in the exchange traded fund (ETF). iShares MSCI Malaysia (EWM) is up 34% this year. Daniel M. Harrison for TheStreet.com reports Malaysia is an exporter of crude oil and benefits directly from a climbing price. The country presents stability, a strong demand for raw materials and has good structure for an emerging markets country. Additionally, palm oil puts the country in a powerful position for the world’s commodities markets. Palm oil is used in clean energy fuels.
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