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Jan-Aug trade up 22.6%

The country's trade volume increased 22.6% to RM1.163 trillion during January-August 2017 period, with electrical and electronic products the largest exports.


Avoid the middle income trap

To deliver ourselves out of the middle income trap, we must put in a whole lot more effort in economic transformation and innovation.


WB revises upward Malaysia's 2017 GDP to 5.2%

The World Bank has revised Malaysia's GDP growth forecast for the year to 5.2% from 4.9% in June.


More US economists see downside economic risks

Amid uncertainty over President Donald Trump's growth agenda, US economists increasingly are worried about risks to the economy, though they see little chance of a recession near term, according to a survey released Monday.


August CPI up 3.7%

Malaysia's consumer price index (CPI), which measures headline inflation, rose 3.7 per cent to 119.9 on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis in August 2017, from 115.6 previously.


Being a developed nation

If we are a nation of happy and satisfied citizens, do we still need to become an economic power in the first place?


Q2 GDP grows 5.8%

Malaysia's economy recorded a robust expansion in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017, recording a 5.8 per cent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) compared with 4.0 per cent in the same quarter last year.


Bailing out the national economy

Unfortunately politics is prevailing over economy at this moment, as rival parties are engrossed in attacking one another instead of working together to lift the country's economy.


Is our economy really that promising?

The prospects are not as rosy as the government wants us to believe.


Analysts upbeat about Geely-Proton deal

Malaysian analysts have given positive feedback on the partnership between China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Malaysia's car maker Proton as it paves way for Geely to expand into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) market, reports China's Xinhua news agency.


 

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