Klang Valley markets tighten Covid-19 SOP

Traders fearful they could be the next cluster, as pandemic rages on.

By Angie Tan · 4 months ago

Klang Valley markets tighten Covid-19 SOP

Seafood supply faces triple threat

Pandemic, labour woes and monsoon lead to higher prices ahead of lunar new year.

By Khoo Gek San · 4 months ago

Seafood supply faces triple threat

Economist accuses govt of using outdated indicators

Finance minister touts contraction of 2.7% in Q3 but numbers mask pain for man on the street.

By Chan Kok Leong · 5 months ago

Economist accuses govt of using outdated indicators

Pasar malam traders staring at huge losses after stocking up for CNY

Associations say shops remain open but markets forced to close, despite sticking to SOP.

By Khoo Gek San · 5 months ago

Pasar malam traders staring at huge losses after stocking up for CNY

More riders, shorter hours add to delivery riders’ woes

New ranks of unemployed join gig economy just as MCO 2.0 kicks in.

By Alfian Z.M. Tahir · 5 months ago · 1 comment



Selayang vendors prepare ‘Plan B’ if wholesale market shut

More than 90 vendors, workers – mainly fishmongers – test positive for Covid-19 over weekend.

By Bernard Saw · 5 months ago

Selayang vendors prepare ‘Plan B’ if wholesale market shut

Caterers forced to adapt from mass servings to ringing doorbells

MCO 2.0, ever-changing SOP make life unpredictable, forcing businesses to adapt.

By Hailey Chung Wee Kye · 5 months ago

Caterers forced to adapt from mass servings to ringing doorbells

Chinese restaurants looking at grim lunar new year

MCO 2.0 bites hard, with owners fearing cancellation of dine-in celebrations, crushing hopes of recovery.

By Angie Tan · 5 months ago

Chinese restaurants looking at grim lunar new year

To save economy, focus on infection rate, suggest economists

Fears that 6 states under MCO 2.0 won’t rebound as govt focuses on daily Covid-19 caseloads.

By Bernard Saw · 5 months ago

To save economy, focus on infection rate, suggest economists

Travel agencies staring at layoffs, bankruptcies after MCO 2.0

Industry players warn that no one can survive yet another year of zero income, closed borders.

By Khoo Gek San · 5 months ago

Travel agencies staring at layoffs, bankruptcies after MCO 2.0

Penang traders reeling from 2nd lockdown

Strict movement restrictions will kill their businesses still recovering from MCO last March.

By Zaim Ibrahim · 5 months ago

Penang traders reeling from 2nd lockdown

Emergency rule will calm politics, markets, say economists

Experts believe stable govt translates into economic stability.

By Bernard Saw · 5 months ago

Emergency rule will calm politics, markets, say economists

Retail sector braces for more challenges ahead

Brick-and mortar-retailers face threat of online shopping, entry of Chinese global logistics firm.

By Bernard Saw · 5 months ago

Retail sector braces for more challenges ahead

Small businesses warn they can’t take another MCO

Many yet to recover from shock dealt by last year’s lockdown, fear they won’t withstand one more blow.

By Angie Tan · 5 months ago

Small businesses warn they can’t take another MCO

Economists rule out more stimulus

Efficient rollout of planned measures, like vaccination, vital now, they say.

By Ragananthini Vethasalam · 5 months ago

Economists rule out more stimulus