Klang Valley markets tighten Covid-19 SOP
Traders fearful they could be the next cluster, as pandemic rages on.
Seafood supply faces triple threat
Pandemic, labour woes and monsoon lead to higher prices ahead of lunar new year.
Economist accuses govt of using outdated indicators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.
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.
More riders, shorter hours add to delivery riders’ woes
New ranks of unemployed join gig economy just as MCO 2.0 kicks in.
Selayang vendors prepare ‘Plan B’ if wholesale market shut
More than 90 vendors, workers – mainly fishmongers – test positive for Covid-19 over weekend.
Caterers forced to adapt from mass servings to ringing doorbells
MCO 2.0, ever-changing SOP make life unpredictable, forcing businesses to adapt.
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.
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.
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.
Penang traders reeling from 2nd lockdown
Strict movement restrictions will kill their businesses still recovering from MCO last March.
Emergency rule will calm politics, markets, say economists
Experts believe stable govt translates into economic stability.
Retail sector braces for more challenges ahead
Brick-and mortar-retailers face threat of online shopping, entry of Chinese global logistics firm.
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.