‘Live within means’? Will Najib take his own advice?

A good leader should walk the talk, or their words hold no power.
  Fa Abdul

Should we believe PwC on where we’re headed, or TN50?

LETTER | PwC predicts our economy will be overtaken by Vietnam and Bangladesh by 2050.
  Saleh Mohammed

Time for opposition to accept economy doing well: Salleh

Minister points to international community heaping praise on Malaysia's economic policies. 

GDP records growth of 5.9pct in 2017, says Bank Negara

According to central bank, GDP is higher than 4.2 and five percent registered in past two years.

GDP aside, what about our purchasing powers?

LETTER | GDP may technically be growing, but does this mean anything to the ordinary person?
  Stephen Ng

Miti: M’sian trade performance strongest in 13 years

According to Mustapa, exports grew significantly in last year, totalling RM935 billion. 

What bankruptcy, PM asks, if M’sians still travelling abroad

Najib points to M'sians holidaying overseas as proof of the country's economic health.

Agong confident gov’t can help M’sians face uncertain economy

King also happy with help from NGOs and private sector to help gov't realise development plans.

Five ways to create an economy that works for the youths

ADUN SPEAKS | 'With a workforce that matches market demand, technology, and innovation, M'sia will be a worthy competitor'.  
  Yeo Bee Yin

Rahman Dahlan: Political stability important for further economic growth

The minister cites BN's successful economic track record and opposition's 'disastrous' policies. 

Don't be too happy yet about ringgit's upturn, warns economist

Rising ringgit may be checked by export prices, pre-GE14 jitters and US events, says Shankaran Nambiar.
  Susan Loone

Najib: M'sia will 'never' again peg ringgit against US dollar

UPDATED 12.30PM | Gov't trusts ringgit level will reflect strength of M'sian economy in the longer term, says PM.

Economy to remain strong into second quarter

Leading index grows by one percent due to expected sales in housing and manufacturing sectors.

Analyst: GDP to expand this year on private consumption, FDI

'Investor confidence tends to rebound after the general elections,' says UOB's Lim Suet Ling

Johari: Ringgit’s upward trend due to robust economy

Second finance minister also attributes ringgit's performance to global oil price recovery.

Yoursay: Uptick in GDP means little to suffering M'sians

YOURSAY | 'Just walk into any wet market and ask: are we better off now?'

Salleh’s rosy picture of M’sian economy just lies and statistics

MP SPEAKS | Something is amiss with the minister’s use of erroneous stats.
  Tony Pua

PM: Claim that M’sia going bankrupt is ‘economic sabotage’

Such claims are made merely to ‘erode people's confidence' in the government, Najib says.

Ringgit higher as it enters new year

The ringgit opens higher against the underperforming US dollar this morning.

Financial system at strong and stable level: Johari

The finance minister II says the development is in line with M'sia's 'rapid development'.


Miti: Eight major MNC factories have closed shop

The list of casualties includes BAT, Samsung, Seagate and Fairchild Semiconductors.

Salleh: M’sian household debt down, reflective of economic upturn

Minister says GDP growth outpacing debt growth means more disposable income to pay off loans.

Survey: China Q4 economic trends point to slowdown in 2018

The retail sector suffering the biggest blow on weak revenue and worsening cash flow.
  Elias Glenn, Reuters

How will China investments impact GE14?

COMMENT | Can Najib's 'pivot to China' be used to sway votes in the next general election?
  Kua Kia Soong

M Nasir: 'No value' in dwelling on controversial past with Dr M

The veteran artiste was once banned from all gov't radio and TV channels when Mahathir was PM.
  Alyaa Alhadjri

Artistes are not political idiots, says local actor Miau Miau

The actor expresses support for Sheila Majid and freedom of expression on Facebook.
  Wong Kai Hui

The Sheila Majid in all of us

You do not need to earn the right to speak up on things you care about.
  James Chai

PKR Youth: People skipping meals, yet gov't claims high income target on track

Nik Nazmi says Merdeka Centre's latest survey contradicts rosy economic picture painted by the gov't.

Survey: Growth figures belie belt-tightening

Most voters are experiencing economic distress, although there are signs of improvements.

Malaysian economy expands 6.2pct in Q3 2017

Bank Negara says the growth is driven by domestic demand, particularly private sector spending. 

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