M40 group shifts spending priorities to adapt to pandemic

Grocery, utility bills go up, as do purchases to make life at home more comfortable.

· 1 month ago

M40 group shifts spending priorities to adapt to pandemic

GDP likely to grow 6% despite MCO 3.0, says central bank governor

Economy contracts 0.5% in Q1, but keeping sectors open will see country through, says Nor Shamsiah.

· 2 months ago

GDP likely to grow 6% despite MCO 3.0, says central bank governor

Bank says MCO 3.0 to cost economy RM300 million daily

‘Start-stop’ nature of measures don’t bode well for sentiments, says lender.

· 2 months ago

Bank says MCO 3.0 to cost economy RM300 million daily

Putrajaya grappling with tight fiscal position, says economist

Reaching into KWAN funds, raising statutory debt limit shows govt needs whatever resources available.

By Ragananthini Vethasalam · 2 months ago

Putrajaya grappling with tight fiscal position, says economist

Low pay, lack of jobs for fresh graduates won’t last, says employers’ group

Situation will improve after economy stabilises, says federation.

· 3 months ago

Low pay, lack of jobs for fresh graduates won’t last, says employers’ group


Economy to rebound 6-7.5% this year

Vaccine rollout fuelling consumption and brighter prospects, says central bank governor.

· 4 months ago

Economy to rebound 6-7.5% this year

Malaysia could be high-income nation between 2024 and 2028, says World Bank

However, agency says policy and institutional reforms needed to reach ranks of leading and developed economies.

By Ragananthini Vethasalam · 4 months ago · 2 comments

Malaysia could be high-income nation between 2024 and 2028, says World Bank

Amid pandemic, experts warn about mental health risks to productivity

More firms hiring professionals, absenteeism, sick leave linked to mental health issues.

By Hailey Chung Wee Kye · 4 months ago

Amid pandemic, experts warn about mental health risks to productivity

Malaysia’s economy on positive growth trajectory, says analyst

Fall in market not due to economic factors but unanticipated spike in inflation.

· 4 months ago

Malaysia’s economy on positive growth trajectory, says analyst

Help firms stay in survival mode in 2021, groups urge govt

Call to extend wage subsidies, provide more subsidies to meet growth target.

By Bernard Saw · 4 months ago

Help firms stay in survival mode in 2021, groups urge govt

Bosses want staff to go back to office as curbs ease

Covid-19-mitigating measures should stay but illogical to maintain 30% rule.

By Bernard Saw · 4 months ago

Bosses want staff to go back to office as curbs ease

Govt tapping more data to direct aid to needy

Businesses, individuals, especially those in tourism sector remain vulnerable.

· 4 months ago

Govt tapping more data to direct aid to needy

Dim sum master chefs turn to food courts to survive pandemic

Culinary masters offer ‘touch-the-heart’ offerings at budget prices.

By Angie Tan · 4 months ago

Dim sum master chefs turn to food courts to survive pandemic

Furniture makers grapple with poaching, severe labour shortage

At last count, 147 factories in need of 20,000 workers, says group.

By Khoo Gek San · 4 months ago · 1 comment

Furniture makers grapple with poaching, severe labour shortage

Board to spend RM7 million on foreign workers’ Covid-19 tests

Firms can’t afford to wait for Socso claims, assistance to reduce risk of transmissions.

By Ravin Palanisamy · 5 months ago

Board to spend RM7 million on foreign workers’ Covid-19 tests