Thailand has had a comparatively successful pandemic, but the economy cannot escape financial fallout.
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’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.
Industry players hail the green light for tourism travel between RMCO states as a good sign.
They say Malaysians are stuck in a 'survival trap' where the aim is simply to weather the pandemic and its effects on the economy.
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.
Muhyiddin Yassin says Malaysia needs to pursue a 'shoot-for-the-moon' approach.
The Heritage Foundation places Malaysia in the 'Mostly Free' category, hailing its anti-corruption plan.