Consumer confidence underpinning Malaysian upturn

Gan Kim Khoon, executive director at AmResearch, talks to FinanceAsia about a rise in positive sentiment towards Malaysia.

Gan Kim Khoon, executive director at AmResearch, the research subsidiary of AmBank in Malaysia, talks to FinanceAsia about the recent rise in sentiment within and towards Malaysia.

FA The Malaysian economy and public sentiment seem to be on the rise this year. What's your take

I think you'll find that consumer confidence is very high here, as evidenced by car sales figures. The figures for the first five months of the year showed surprisingly strong numbers - already up 22% year on year. This has even surpassed our own expectations we were looking at between 6% to 8% growth.

It's partly a result of low interest rates, which has not only made...

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