Greater Kuala Lumpur, The Regional Headquarters Location For Multinational Companies In Asia

Greater KL and Malaysia's International Rankings

Greater Kuala Lumpur's (KL) strength lies in the region's thriving business ecosystem, one that has flourished largely due to business-friendly government policies and its world-class infrastructure, good quality of life and robust talent pool. These attributes are a testament to the many global indices which Greater KL and Malaysia have been credit for. 
1) A.T. Kearney’s Location Index

3rd in A.T Kearney’s Global Services Location Index 2016
2) EY: Capital Confidence Barometer 2018, South East Asia
5th most attractive destination
3) Baseline Profitability Index (BPI) 2015
6th most business friendly country
4) IMD World Competitive Yearbook 2017 

19th IMD World Competitive Yearbook
5) World bank Ease of Doing Business

World Bank Ease of Doing Business 2016 places Malaysia at 18th
6) World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report (2017-2018)
Malaysia ranked as the 18th most competitive country
7) Sustainable Cities Index 2016 by Arcadis
Malaysia ranked as the 18th most competitive country
8) Economist Intelligence Unit's Business Environment Ranking 2014-18
Malaysia ranked as the 18th most competitive country


1) IMD World Talent Report 2017
2nd most talent competitive country in Asia
2) Education First English Proficiency Index 2017
2nd in Asia for English Proficiency

1) HSBC's recent Expat Explorer Survey, 2017
Top 20 Best Expat Destination by HSBC Expat Survey (2015)
2) Mercer’s Cost of Living 2018 Survey
Kuala Lumpur ranked 151th as the most expensive city in the world
3) 10 most popular cities for travellers in 2017
CNN ranked Kuala Lumpur 7th