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Economy 25 Nov 2020 | 7:00 AM

Is it time for countries to open their 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.

Business 17 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tax-ing the untaxed in Malaysia

Government all-out to recover evaded tax amounting to RM47bil

Analyst Reports 22 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia’s affirmative action should be based on need

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.

Letters 01 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Huge challenges in governing as a coalition

From JAYANT MENON, Lead Economist (Trade and Regional Cooperation), Asian Development Bank.

Views 31 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Salary increment cannot match rise in cost of living

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.

Nation 08 Jan 2016 | 2:58 PM

Malaysia the only country with TPPA opt-out clause, says economist

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.

World 23 Jul 2013 | 3:30 PM

U.S.-led trade talks gain heft, complexity as Japan joins

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.