Carl Delfeld for ETFfolio feels investors have finally begun to appreciate that Malaysia offers attributes that are similar to its neighbor to the south, Singapore.
Malaysia has a diversified economy: 43% of its gross domestic product (GDP) is in the service sector, while agriculture is 8%. One-third of its population is under the age of 15. Economic growth last year was 6%.
Malaysia’s improvements have given the country power to improve its political and economic relationship with Singapore. In the past, the two countries have had a rocky relationship. By teaming up, though, it could be a win-win situation.
Singapore’s fund is most heavily allocated in the service sector, at 67.5%. Another 20.5% is in information. Malaysia’s fund is split between the service (49.2%) and manufacturing (44%) sectors.
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