Malaysians want loan moratorium extension
Many struggling to make ends meet, saying deferring loans could be a lifeline.
i-Sinar, i-Lestari won’t hit EPF dividends for 2020, say experts
Fund’s overseas investments, assets for withdrawals to ‘shield’ payouts.
Bosses impose pay cuts, not layoffs to sustain business
Overall mean, median salaries in Malaysia down as a result, says chief statistician.
Pekan Rabu traders survive on online sales as MCO drags on
Some have had to stop taking oders due to overwhelming demand.
Daim slams Covid-19 policy for dragging down economy
Ex-finance minister tells Free Malaysia Today that recovery depends on containing pandemic.
Ominous future for hotels, says group
Prolonged interstate travel ban could see hotels close down for good, many lose jobs.
Malaysian economy shrinks 5.6%
Nation suffered Covid-19, movement restrictions double whammy in 2020.
FixApa creates sense of ‘normalcy’ for gig workers
Platform guides freelancers, brings some consistent income.
Jobless rate to dip by year-end, predict economists
Numbers likely to worsen before things improve on back of anticipated economic recovery.
How to shift RM1 billion of stock in 2 days, asks clothing industry
Stores allowed to reopen yesterday, have only a couple of trading days before Chinese New Year.
‘Buy Muslim First’ campaign hits MCO bump
Activities to promote businesses stalled, campaign now online.
Not feasible to screen all workers, say medical experts
Workplace clusters dominating Covid-19 daily tally, impossible to screen 6 million.
Cheaper mandarins selling out this CNY
Modest consumer spending expected amid pandemic, weak economy.
Pawn shops see drop in business as govt doles out aid
Industry suffers as Malaysians use EPF savings, cash handouts to redeem pawned valuables.