INTERACTIVE - Can Malaysia escape the middle-income trap?


PETALING JAYA: Sustaining high rates of economic growth to reach high-income status has been a concern for Malaysia in recent years, as the nation aims to move away from being stuck in the “middle income trap”.

In a Moody's Analytics research report last year, economist Denise Cheok noted that Malaysia struggled to move up the value chain and challenges remain for the country to continue its current growth trajectory.

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