Gaining momentum

Special Report - Malaysia

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The economy in Malaysia is in robust health. The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research says gross domestic product growth would be 5.7% for 2007, and the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange's Composite Index rose by 31.8% last year.

In the aftermath of the 1997/1998 Asian financial crisis, the country's financial sector consolidated to create several strong local participants - most of which have capital bases in excess of international norms. And while innovation in the country is stifled by the relu