Malaysia: Selected Issues

Publication Date: March 18, 2014
Electronic Access: Free Full text (PDF file size is 824KB).
Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file

Summary: This Selected Issues paper on Malaysia highlights quantitative assessment of additional measures required during the medium term to achieve fiscal targets. The authorities aim to lower the budget deficit to about 3 percent of GDP by 2015, down from 4.0 percent in 2013, and to balance the budget by 2020. It suggests that ranking fiscal instruments under different fiscal policy goals can help policymakers identify the composition of fiscal adjustment based on their preferences. By combining ranking with the instruments’ potential yield helps in identifying the optimal set of measures required to achieve the needed fiscal adjustment.
Series: Country Report No. 14/82
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Fiscal policy | Revenue mobilization | Tax revenues | Government expenditures | Subsidies | Public sector wages | Corporate sector | Bond markets | Selected issues | Malaysia

Publication Date: March 18, 2014
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475529852/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1MYSEA2014002 Pages: 27
US$18.00 (Academic Rate:
US$18.00 )
Please address any questions about this title to