Japanese firms eye Malaysia as operations hub

Japanese corporations may be looking at Malaysia, among other Southeast Asian countries, as a hub for their operations in certain sectors moving forward, an expert said.

"We could well see more banks and financial institutions, we could also see more investment, certainly in infrastructure and a little in Electrical and Electronics (E&E), the ICT sector, and also in hospitality and tourism," he told Bernama on the sidelines of the CIMB Annual Asia Pacific Conference.

"The Japanese investors are also currently looking at green field investment, and the easiest class of that type of investment are property or development projects." - June 24, 2013.