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Malaysia Must Prepare For An Economic Slowdown

BANGKOK, Thailand: With the latest World Bank’s forecast warning that most economies will grow much slower in 2024 and 2025, Malaysia must be very cautious as the local economy is directly exposed to global events.
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Malaysia’s Retirement Savings Crisis Exposes Deeper Problems

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The Asian financial crisis of 1997 revealed critical flaws in the country’s social safety net. But the lesson was seemingly forgotten until the recent Covid pandemic once again exposed the nation’s vulnerabilities.


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Is Malaysia Ready For A Global Recession?

BANGKOK, Thailand: With the latest World Bank’s forecast warning that most economies will grow much slower in 2024 and 2025, Malaysia must be very cautious as the local economy is directly exposed to global events.
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Uncertainty Over Where Central Banks’ Monetary Policy Is Headed

MICHIGAN, US:A fall in the headline rate of inflation in major economies and pressure from financial markets for interest rate cuts are creating the conditions for a conflict in the governing bodies of the major central banks over the direction of monetary policy.
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Solidify Joint Security Bond with Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The 10th Singapore-Malaysia Retreat has produced positive outcomes and expectations for greater trust and partnership, but consistent and future driven strategic efforts must be amplified in reinforcing trust and cementing a common framework of strategic deterrence and joint security enhancement.
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Malaysia's Overdependence Trap

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Malaysia will need to have a strategic long term reorientation of its economic fundamentals, especially on ensuring a dependable and sustainable external economic dependence. 

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Beijing's Dangerous Flirtation With Hard Power Intimidation

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: The  2023 China Standard Map issued by the country's Ministry of Natural Resources  has raised the ire of many countries including India and Malaysia is not a new playbook by Beijing, as this has been ongoing for years.
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World Risks Big Misses Across SGDs Unless Accelerate Measures Are Taken, UN Warns

NEW YORK, U.S.: Failure to redouble global efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – the promise of a better world for all – may fuel greater political instability, upend economies and lead to irreversible damage to the natural environment, according to The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2023: Special Edition.

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IMF Lowers Global Economic Growth Outlook As ‘Fog Thickens’

NEW YORK, U.S.-The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast in their latest World Economic Outlook published on Tuesday, that global growth will bottom out at 2.8 percent this year before rising modestly to around three percent in 2024, representing a 0.1 per cent fall on its January projections.

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Rising Inflation, Falling Wages Threaten Increased Poverty And Unrest: ILO

NEW YORK, U.S.--Rising inflation has caused a striking decline in real monthly wages in many countries, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a report published on Wednesday, highlighting the urgent need for policies to prevent further poverty, inequality and social unrest.

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CME Invites Political Parties To A Campaign Based On Content

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--While Malaysia is preparing for the next general elections (GE15), and political parties are busy with the fine-tuning of the list of candidates and their manifestos, the Center for Market Education (CME) invites all the coalitions to base their campaign on contents, programs and ideas.

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Global Woes Cast Shadow Over ASEAN+3 Growth

SINGAPORE CITY, Singapore--he ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) today revised downwards its short-term growth forecast for the ASEAN+3 region.

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How Governments Have Failed Their Citizens

BANGKOK, Thailand--As the world is going through a generational transition in political, administrative, and bureaucratic leadership, governance has been plagued with crisis after crisis.

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Looming Chip Glut Highlights More Prominent Role Of China

BEIJING, China--Samsung Electronics, the world's largest memory chip maker, said on Thursday that it expects mobile and PC chip demand would continue to weaken as macroeconomic uncertainties persist, according to Reuters. Earlier, US chipmaker Qualcomm Inc forecast lower-than-expected sales revenue for the current quarter as a slowdown in smartphone demand hit its mainstay handset chip business, Reuters reported.

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Recession Storm Clouds Gathering

MICHIGAN, U.S.--There is a rising tide of warnings that the US, Europe and other areas of the world are rapidly moving towards a recession as significant data point in that direction.

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China-Pakistan Belt and Road Initiative hits buffers

TOKYO, Japan--In Gwadar, a developing port town in southwest Pakistan, Adam Qadir Baksh had been hoping for a major leap forward in his automobile spare parts business since 2015, but it has not happened in the absence of the vital Chinese tailwind once promised.

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