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YSP Good Proxy to Domestic Drug Industry (Malaysia)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

According to estimates by Kenanga Investment Bank Research, YSP Southeast Asia Holding may be a legitimate proxy for the Malaysian pharmaceutical industry. In the first half of 2007, the company saw its pretax profits double, thanks to a 15 percent increase in sales, most of which came from exports. The majority of YSP's products are produced in Malaysia, at a facility in Selangor. It also boasts several distribution centers around the country. As a subsidiary of Yung Shin Pharmaceutical Industries in Taiwan, YSP has greater access to research and development then many of its competitors. These factors will allow YSP to further increase its exports, providing access to a market beyond Malaysia's population of 24.8 million. The company plans to expand exports throughout its distribution network in the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Cambodia. (Click here for more

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