Economic and political challenges have taken their toll on revenue and exports in Malaysia but the country still offers unique and substantial advantages. Not only is it located at the centre of Asia. It is also rich in both natural and human resources, and especially cost-competitive for investors in the manufacturing and service sectors. The country is the 35th largest economy in the world and home to over 31 million people. Here's some guidance about doing business in Malaysia and the latest economic summary supported by data from the International Business Report (IBR), Grant Thornton International's business research programme.