January 2011
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Malaysia;1/28/2011, p7
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The article presents information on the economy of Malaysia. It is noted that the country's economic performance is one of the best in Asia since its independence in 1957. Between 1957 and 2005, its real gross domestic product (GDP) grew by an average of 6.5 percent annually. During the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, its economy struggled and the lessons its learned from it contributed to its resilience to the 2008-2009 global financial crisis.


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