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Malaya - The economy of the federation of Malaya (English)

This report provides a review of the economy of Malaya as of 1958. Malaya was among the most prosperous in Asia. The country's financial position was strong. The structure of the Federation's economy was not likely to change radically in the foreseeable future, and therefore the economic prospects depend to a large extent on the outlook for rubber and tin. The total world demand for rubber was expected to increase more rapidly than production of natural rubber and the market prospects for natural rubber were therefore favorable. During 1958 export earnings were to decline significantly due to a fall in rubber prices resulting from depressed world markets and from restrictions on tin exports. The government was pursuing a moderate policy with regard to private enterprise and foreign investment and was moving toward a national policy in all spheres very gradually.


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    Malaya - The economy of the federation of Malaya

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Malaya - The economy of the federation of Malaya (English). Asia series,no. FE 5 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.