Cutting losses, unemployed youth return to kampung

City living not viable without steady income, some can’t see pandemic-battered economy recovering anytime soon.

By Diyana Ibrahim, Aminah Farid, Ravin Palanisamy · 3 days ago · 2 comments

Cutting losses, unemployed youth return to kampung

Small grocers make big gains during MCO

Neighbourhood shops report sales up by 50%-60% as people avoid new-normal hassles at large supermarkets.

By Angie Tan · 3 days ago

Small grocers make big gains during MCO

Raya fails to translate into more money for F&B operators

Diners still fear Covid-19, while owners have headache adhering to strict SOP.

By Khoo Gek San · 4 days ago

Raya fails to translate into more money for F&B operators

Only 25% of construction projects operating since April

Many struggling to fulfil SOP requirements, getting foreign workers tested for coronavirus, says builders’ group.

By Ragananthini Vethasalam · 5 days ago

Only 25% of construction projects operating since April

Traders walking on eggshells

Glut in market as restaurants, hawkers and caterers stop operating during MCO.

By Khoo Gek San · 1 week ago · 1 comment

Traders walking on eggshells


Putrajaya doing little to ‘rescue’ firms

Youth staring at bleak picture as economists warn of wave of layoffs after Raya in wake of pandemic.

By Bede Hong · 1 week ago · 1 comment

Putrajaya doing little to ‘rescue’ firms

Go after FDI leaving China, economists tell Putrajaya

Many American, Japanese firms seeking ways to lessen dependence on China in wake of Covid-19.

By Bernard Saw · 1 week ago · 3 comments

Go after FDI leaving China, economists tell Putrajaya

Motorcycle sales see gradual recovery

Dealers urge govt to sustain purchasing power of B40 group, the main buyers.

By Bernard Saw · 2 weeks ago

Motorcycle sales see gradual recovery

Bumper season for used-car dealers

9,000 second-hand vehicles traded between May 18-21 alone, says industry insider.

By Bernard Saw · 2 weeks ago

Bumper season for used-car dealers

Jobless rate set to hit 5% soon even as economy rolls along

MCO leads to widespread pain, especially among self-employed and SMEs, they say.

By Bernard Saw · 2 weeks ago

Jobless rate set to hit 5% soon even as economy rolls along

Banks will find it tough to extend loan moratorium till year-end

A goodwill measure for workers facing possible job losses or pay cuts.

By Sheridan Mahavera · 2 weeks ago · 1 comment

Banks will find it tough to extend loan moratorium till year-end

Rule of law, wise leaders needed to attract investors

Former finance minister says Malaysia risks being left behind by neighbours in race for foreign investment.

· 2 weeks ago

Rule of law, wise leaders needed to attract investors

Malaysia cannot escape recession, says Daim

Government needs to start thinking outside box, introduce extraordinary policy measures, according to former finance minister.

· 2 weeks ago

Malaysia cannot escape recession, says Daim

Covid-19 a fight on two fronts

Commentary by Emmanuel Joseph · 2 weeks ago

Covid-19 a fight on two fronts

Coronavirus kills the mood of Hari Raya traders

Merchants struggling with unsold stock, poor sales as trading hours limited to stem Covid-19.

By Sheridan Mahavera, Aminah Farid · 2 weeks ago · 1 comment

Coronavirus kills the mood of Hari Raya traders