Judging by the crowds and many positives that thronged the KL Convention Centre where it was held, the inaugural Global Transformation Forum 2015 (GTF2015) certainly seemed to have made an impact on a global scale.
The Prime Minister announced Budget 2016 last Friday. What do local research houses think, and who are the winners and losers?
With some 3,000 delegates representing 70 countries and featuring well-known world-class speakers from across the globe, the inaugural Global Transformation Forum 2015 (GTF2015) was by almost any measure a resounding success.
Malaysia consolidates its position among the world’s top 20 most competitive economies, moving up two spots to no. 18 in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitive Index (GCI) 2015-2016.
What do rating agencies think of Malaysia’s economic outlook? Global rating agencies share their views.
Experts share their views at an Economic Update forum.
It is easy to surmise that Malaysia is facing an economic calamity, except we are nowhere near the levels of the Asian Financial Crisis of 1998.
The country is in a far stronger position now than during the Asian Financial Crisis, with the economy expected to post 4.5 to 5.5% growth this year, thanks to proactive measures taken by the government.
Malaysia has moved into the top half of a Budget Transparency Score survey, achieving a score of 46 out of 100 on the overall Open Budget Index. This is slightly above the global average of 45, tying with the likes of India and the Ukraine, and ahead of Thailand, Vietnam and China.
While the economic climate is undeniably facing uncertainties as a result of external and internal challenges, the government is confident, that given the nation’s strong fundamentals, the country is able to weather the volatilities impacting the economy. Earlier today at the Economic Update 2015 organised by the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), top government officials and […]
Comparative advantages work as competitive advantages where price is a primary differentiator between the various suppliers of a particular product.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is arguably the most controversial trade agreement to date. Small wonder, given that it includes 12 nations and covers nearly 40% of the global economy. The TPP will undoubtedly bring enormous gains but detractors are asking to whom, and at what cost?
The state uses transformation lab to find effective solutions to meet its GDP targets.
Economists are generally encouraged with what they see as a “respectable” 1H15 GDP growth of 5.3% yoy.
Bank Negara Malaysia’s recent intervention to prop up the Malaysian Ringgit, now at its 17-year low, is reportedly eating into our country’s reserves. Should we be concerned about its impact on the nation’s external finance?
Malaysia is 8th most efficient government in the world, says WEF.
According to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), which was recently passed by the House of Representatives, contains goals that were set as high as seemed possible, in order to spur the nation’s efforts to achieve them. Dato’ Seri Wahid, formerly CEO of Maybank, referred […]
Research house: Broad strategy in line with economic reality; success comes from effectiveness of execution of policies across the board.
Transformational leadership is about transforming the doing in order to transform the being.
How important is mechanisation in palm oil industry and what is the significance to the Malaysian economy?