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The wait for the vaccine may be over, but Asean cannot afford to wait for it to work before opening borders.
PETALING JAYA: It is important for some countries to open their borders to support trade and recovery, although the shape and nature of recovery among the individual Asean members remain uncertain and can vary by country, senior fellow at Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS) in Singapore Dr Jayant Menon told a webinar.
Warnings of an imminent global recession have been ringing louder than before. With key economic data worldwide continuing to disappoint amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, experts say the worst is yet to come.
Sectors like tourism, aviation, plantation and semiconductors to be affected, while medical-related businesses to gain.
Government all-out to recover evaded tax amounting to RM47bil
PAKATAN Harapan’s election campaign included a host of promises, most of which are now being pursued without much controversy. But the elephant in the room that the new administration has yet to directly address is Malaysia’s affirmative action programme and its host of race-based policies that favour bumiputras.
UNION YES - By ANDREW LO EVERYONE, including me, has been complaining about the ever increasing cost of living. However, the official inflation rate (CPI) has only ranged from 2% to 3.5% a year in the past 10 years.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is the only country to be granted an opt-out clause in a side letter to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), Asian Development Bank lead economist, Jayant Menon said.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Japan joined U.S.-led trade talks on Tuesday, adding its weight to a pact that covers two-fifths of the world economy but raising further doubt over whether negotiators can prise open sensitive sectors such as farm goods and state-linked firms.