Sunday, April 11, 2021

economy

Where i-Sinar went wrong

The economy should be stimulated through investments in areas that have been neglected, not through use of EPF savings in wasteful consumption.

Thai economy slumps, households struggle with record debt

Thailand has had a comparatively successful pandemic, but the economy cannot escape financial fallout.

The long climb up the food chain for fresh grads

With the economy still reeling from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, experts see no immediate solution for fresh graduates seeking 'adequate' pay.

China builds inroads in Middle East with 25-year Iran deal

The US has tried to pivot away from the troubled Middle East to the lucrative and strategically important Asia-Pacific region without much success so far.

Bank Negara on the right track but too optimistic about growth

Bank Negara’s economic outlook for 2021 shows a realistic assessment of the underlying conditions of the economy and the downside risks but is over-optimistic on growth.

Zafrul defends govt’s debt status

He says the government's debt is still below the statutory limit despite questions about the country's fiscal data.

Tourism sector inches back to life with relaxed travel restrictions for some states

Industry players hail the green light for tourism travel between RMCO states as a good sign.

EPF withdrawals could bring economy to ‘tipping point’, say economists

They say Malaysians are stuck in a 'survival trap' where the aim is simply to weather the pandemic and its effects on the economy.

China to intensify supervision of booming fintech sector

Policymakers are growing increasingly worried about China's US$53 trillion financial industry and have clamped down on a number of areas including peer-to-peer lending and property loans.

PM says rethink in investment, industrial policies ongoing amid warning of middle-income trap

Muhyiddin Yassin says Malaysia needs to pursue a 'shoot-for-the-moon' approach.

Malaysia remains among freest economies, improves in integrity, says US index

The Heritage Foundation places Malaysia in the 'Mostly Free' category, hailing its anti-corruption plan.

Over half of Malaysians struggling to meet expenses with current income, survey shows

A similar number say they are dipping into their savings to make ends meet.

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