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A push for growth in the services sector in Iskandar Malaysia is seen as also benefitting Singapore.

SINGAPORE: A push for growth in the services sector in Iskandar Malaysia is seen as also benefitting Singapore.

The sector is targeted to account for some 70 per cent of Iskandar Malaysia and Johor's economy by 2025.

According to the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), this will be a significant shift from 2005, when manufacturing made up 70 per cent of the economy.

Iskandar hub for data centre

NUSAJAYA: Iskandar Malaysia has been earmarked for the establishment of a second hub for data centre parks in the country under the Entry Point Project 3 (EPP3) of the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).

Thumbs-up for 'Friendship bridge'

WELCOME PROPOSAL: Proposed link will benefit Malaysia and Singapore, say leaders

JOHOR BARU: THE proposed plan to build a Malaysia-Singapore “Friendship Bridge” has received the thumbs up from both sides as it will strengthen close ties between the two countries.

    The proposed bridge is also expected to further spur the economic growth of Iskandar Malaysia which encompasses south Johor.

    Community leaders and members of the public welcomed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's proposal to build the bridge.

Malaysia's 50 Richest, 2014: The Road to Iskandar

This story appears in the March 3, 2014 issue of Forbes Asia.

By Jessica Tan

Kuala Lumpur-S'pore high speed rail link well on track

The proposed High Speed Rail (HSR) link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is making good progress.

SINGAPORE: The proposed High Speed Rail (HSR) link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is making good progress.

This was revealed in a joint statement after the 10th Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee Meeting for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM).

Malaysian property remains strong prospect despite restrictions

Property in Malaysia remains a good investment option for those from overseas, according to the chief executive of Wealth Mastery Academy Sdn Bhd.

Newsmaker of the Year: Sultan of Johor

Written by M Shanmugam of theedgemalaysia.com

 

Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar

Rising hopes for shared boom on Malaysia-Singapore border

NUSAJAYA, Dec 22 — Rising from a former palm plantation, the towering Astaka complex will cast its shadow across the Malaysia-Singapore border by 2017, a symbol for an ambitious development zone linking the two former rival’s economies. 

Iskandar Malaysia eyes RM22bil investments in 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Iskandar Malaysia expects to secure RM22bil in investments in 2014 compared with RM21bil this year, said Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) Chief Executive Datuk Ismail Ibrahim.

He said IRDA was optimistic that from the economic growth experienced by Iskandar Malaysia over the years, it would continue to get more investment on a year to year basis. 

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