Saturday, May 30, 2015
Indonesia a top destination for Malaysian businesses, says global poll
KUALA LUMPUR: Some 34% of Malaysian businesses owners are planning to expand their businesses to new international markets in the year ahead, according to the latest Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR).
“A total of 22% of Malaysian businesses with international ambitions last entered or are next planning to enter Indonesia, 15% other Asia-Pacific countries, 15% the Middle East or North Africa, and 11% the United States,” Grant Thornton Malaysia country managing partner Datuk NK Jasani said in a statement.
The 2015 study, conducted in February, covers over 2,500 senior executives worldwide. In Asia-Pacific, the company interviewed 423 business leaders from China, India, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand,
The IBR research also uncovers a worldwide trend for businesses to be spurred on by a “fear of missing out” (colloquially known as ‘FOMO’) than by a positive desire for growth when expanding abroad.
Businesses in the emerging Asia-Pacific region, however, buck this global trend.
The consulting firm said when provided with a scenario, whether the opportunity is framed positively or negatively, business leaders in this region are left unaffected.
“This contrasts with nearly all other regions where negatively-framed opportunities significantly boost the likelihood for business leaders to opt to expand,” it said.
The study also shows this ‘fear of missing out’ is most pronounced in developed markets, including Australia and Japan, where negative framing has more than five times the impact that it does in emerging economies such as Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
The survey also found that business leaders in the emerging Asia-Pacific region are more than willing to admit the role that gut feel or instinct can play in their decisions.
The report said that executives in this region are most likely to expand abroad simply because it ‘feels’ good.
Nearly two-fifths (37%) cite this gut feel as a key driver behind their expansion decisions, ahead of proximity to key clients (36%), and access to a key market (31%).
“This instinct is developed from many years of experience, overseas business visits, learning from the successes or failures of others. Where it differs from objective decision is that much less emphasis is placed on market research and statistics,” Grant Thornton said.
Issuance of Licenses for Import/Export of Items Listed in the Custom Prohibition of Import/Export Orders Under the Customs Act 1967 Backgro...
PLACES FOR IMPORT AND EXPORT Goods can be imported and exported by land, air and sea but only at the places listed in the First Schedule of ...
Malaysian Customs Documentation - Custom documentation's would consist of prescribed forms which appear in the second schedule of the ...
Malaysian Import Export Customs Documentation Establishing customs offices at such ports or entry points to administer customs procedures...
KUALA LUMPUR: The retail price of RON97 petrol nationwide was reduced by 20 sen per litre to RM2.70 per litre from RM2.90 per litre effect...
PETALING JAYA: Pharmaniaga Bhd posted a higher net profit of RM24.77mil for its first quarter ended March 31, 2013, reversing a loss of...
1.0 INTRODUCTION To encourage the development of the various economic sectors, the government has given various incentives to boost manufac...
A freight forwarder , forwarder , or forwarding agent is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or other companie...
Bursa Strong broad-based buying pushes local market to record close PETALING JAYA: Buying momentum continues in the local stock mark...
BAN ON HEAVY VEHICLES ON ROAD DURING HARI RAYA 2012 Road Transport Department (RTD) announced a ban on heavy vehicles from using al...