Malaysia's Approved Direct Investments Down in 1st Half to MYR88.4 Billion


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By Yantoultra Ngui

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Malaysia's approved direct investments in the services, manufacturing and primary sectors fell by 29.8% to 88.4 billion ringgit ($21.4 billion) in the first half of the year from MYR125.9 billion a year earlier, officials said Thursday.

The weaker performance was connected to the approval during last year's first half of two big petrochemical projects in the manufacturing sector, according to a joint statement issued by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and the Malaysian Investment Development Authority.

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