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Business 11 May 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Economists give the thumbs up

The Pakatan Harapan government has just completed its first year in office on May 9, but the “New Malaysia” euphoria has started to fade away, faster than expected.

Analyst Reports 23 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Addressing structural issues to achieve high-income status

MALAYSIA is set to become a high-income nation by 2023 but struggles to stay on track due to global headwinds, as well as certain structural constraints.

Banking 31 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Wages too low, says Bank Negara

Survey: Most workers not paid enough to achieve minimum acceptable living standard

Economy 08 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Higher wages necessary to boost consumption

PETALING JAYA: Moderating inflation, after the jump in prices in 2017, may not necessarily mean that Malaysians’ purchasing power will improve as it will depend on how much wages are raised. Consumer sentiments index remains below 100-point threshold

Economy 21 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Stronger economy but purchasing power eroding

HERE we go again – another set of impressive growth figures. Bank Negara has announced Malaysia’s latest economic growth at a commendable 6.2% in the third quarter of 2017.

Economy 19 Nov 2017 | 5:37 AM Premium

Stronger economy but purchasing power erodes

THERE we go again – another set of impressive growth figures. Bank Negara Malaysia has announced the latest Malaysia’s economic growth with a commendable 6.2% growth in the third quarter of 2017.

Investment 21 Oct 2017 | 9:17 AM

Lifestyle inflation could be the reason you’re struggling

WHAT is lifestyle inflation? Quite simply it’s when you increase your spending when your income level goes up, for instance, each time you get a salary increment. It’s a simple idea that when you make more, you spend more.

Business 21 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Labour market sees modest recovery as economy improves

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s labour market is showing signs of modest recovery in tandem with the improving economic conditions in the country.

Business 27 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Proton to announce foreign partner by April or mid-year

Its CEO confirms 3 parties have been shortlisted as potential strategic partner