Manokaran Mottain My Point

Recent and archived articles by Manokaran Mottain My Point

22 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Preparing for the inevitable

IT may seem that we are overdue for a recession, given the historical trend showing a recession for the past two decades. As the phrase goes, “All good things must come to an end”. But are we heading for a recession in the near term?

Global slowdown: Women on shopping spree in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is likely to feel the pinch of global recession with most of the sectors expected to slow down.
10 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Malaysia in the age of disruption

INDUSTRIALISATION is the process of transformation from a primarily agrarian economy to one based on the manufacturing of goods. This process fosters development in aspects beyond economic fundamentals such as social, demography, and politics.

9 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

Affordable housing: Longer term solution needed

THEORETICALLY, affordable housing refers to housing which meets certain acceptable standard of quality, location and price.

Younger generation: For the youth, the first five years of employment is the most challenging and toughest period, having barely enough savings to acquire any property.
9 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Some points for Budget 2018

WE gathered united as Malaysians to celebrate our country’s independence day last week. This year marks the 60th anniversary of independence from the British, fought for by our forefathers.

25 Feb 2017 | 7:00 AM

Undervalue no more

RISING cost of living amid the weakening ringgit has been the talking point of many Malaysians for a while now.

30 Jul 2016 | 7:00 AM

Easing monetary policy not enough

CONVENTIONAL economic management during challenging times of depressed gross domestic product (GDP) growth and weak business sentiment calls for coordinated fiscal and monetary stimuli to keep the economy going.

26 Mar 2016 | 7:00 AM

Understanding the big picture

RECENTLY, labour issues have been making the headlines. Human Resources Ministry reported that over 5,100 employees have been retrenched in the finance and insurance industries since January 2016.

Hard at work: Two employees assembling gas cookers at the plant in Bukit Minyak in Penang. A labour force that is well remunerated contributes to sustainable economic growth.
27 Feb 2016 | 7:00 AM

Markets and macro under stress

THE news flow on macro data and financial markets since the beginning of the year is not for the faint-hearted.

23 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM

Risks create opportunities

OVERALL 2016 global macro condition is likely to remain steady but growth performance would not be at an accelerating pace. More importantly, monetary policy divergence remains the key theme confounding financial markets worldwide.

25 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM

New Asian financial crisis in the making?

RECENT financial and macro developments, both external and domestic, have been nothing short of uncertainties and volatilities. Moving forward, even economies that have been disciplined in its management and financial systems, and that are stable and well capitalised, will have their resilience tested.