While Malaysia’s economy was in good shape throughout 2014, several areas still remain to be improved before the nation can fulfil its aspiration of becoming a high-income developed country by 2020.
The underpinnings of Malaysia’s economy have improved from 2013 and point to a healthy, robust economy in 2014, according to several Cabinet ministers at the Economic Wrap-Up 2014 session held in Sasana Kijang recently.
Malaysia has breached the US$10,000 GNI per capita mark last year, further closing the gap to the high-income threshold. If the momentum continues, we expect to breach this threshold in 2017.
The Malaysian Government is very serious in its effort to draw the cream of the crop into the teaching profession to improve the quality of education as Business Circle finds out.
For the past two years, Malaysia’s 650,000 small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) have had to grapple with a slew of rising costs. At the recent Industry Speaks event, experts in
their respective fields shared their thoughts on what can be done.
Manufacturing-backed services key to Malaysia’s move towards a service-based economy
Initiatives under the Economic Transformation Programme continue to catalyse growth in private investments, government revenue and average household income.
Although the 2012 PISA results showed Malaysia trailing at No. 39, it’s not all doom and gloom, especially with the ongoing reforms to create an education ecosystem to nurture high level thinking skills.
Malaysia is well poised to achieve high-income status as early as 2018 due to the Government’s commitment to transform the economy and reduce deficit.
Malaysia on track to achieving high income nation status by 2020, says Najib
This week, we take a look at the Economic Transformation Programme. It has been in place since 2010, just a little over two years. Has it made a difference? What has been its impact on ordinary Malaysians and does the business community think it should continue? This week our correspondent Karamjit Singh speaks to some […]
As part of the Government’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) to address the nation’s need to provide for adequate retirement funding, the PRS was launched on 18 July 2012, along with the inception of the PPA as the central administrator for the PRS industry
With only 12 million people in the Malaysian workforce, the phenomenon of women leaving the workforce (and never returning) after some years of working is becoming an issue. Can the trend be reversed? Why does it make business sense to retain women in the workforce? Business Circle’s Kam Raslan speaks to the head of TalentCorp, […]
Business Circle Video about innovation and the opportunites in Malaysia today.
There are concerns that as a country Malaysia is unable to escape the ‘middle income trap’. On this episode of the Biz Unlimited: ‘Escaping the Middle Income Trap: The Human Capital Factor’ our host Kam Raslan speaks to two distinguished personalities on their views and what Malaysia needs to tackle the middle income trap.
Malaysians eat 980,000 tons every year. That’s the same weight as 4900 jumbo jets. It is USD1.97billion industry. Business Circle takes a look at just some of the opportunities in this huge industry, specifically at innovations in production in reaction to changing consumer trends. Zain HD goes on a journey to find out more about […]