Malaysia's stunning election upset: investors react

A new government is to take office in Malaysia for the first time in its history. What does the fall of Najib Razak mean for investors and corporates doing business in the country?

It's a historic day for Malaysia as for the first time in its history an opposition party prepares to take the reins of power from the United Malays National Organisation and its coalition allies.

Prime Minister Najib Razak's defeat was confirmed in the early hours of Thursday morning, with 92-year-old former premierĀ Mahathir Mohamad making a shock return to government.

The change of government and the uncharted territory ahead create a host of questions for international and domestic investors with an eye on the country. For example how will a new government affect Chinese Belt and Road investment, which had been burgeoning under Najib What will...

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