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Foreign Direct Investment in Manufacturing Sector in Malaysia

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  • Abdul Karim, Noor Al-Huda
  • Winters, Paul C.
  • Coelli, Tim J.
  • Fleming, Euan M.

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This paper analyses the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the manufacturing sector in Malaysia from eleven countries during the period 1988 to 2000. The empirical results indicate that gross domestic product, lending interest rate, labour productivity, exports to home country and imports from home country significantly influenced the level of FDI inflows into Malaysia. However, exchange rate, exchange rate variation, wage and openness index were not important in influencing FDI.

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Paper provided by Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in its series 2003 Conference (47th), February 12-14, 2003, Fremantle, Australia with number 57903.

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Keywords: foreign direct investment; manufacturing sector; International Relations/Trade;

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