Jomo: Whither the Malaysian economy?

INTERVIEW | Economist Jomo KS argues why Malaysians are worse off today.
  Malaysiakini Team

Malaysia could have done a lot better

YOURSAY | ‘There is nothing that prevents us from being better than we are now.’

Median monthly income up 6.6pct since 2014

Department of Statistics records median household income at RM5,228 as of 2016.

M'sian GDP growth and competitive rank yet to benefit the people

Reports on M'sia's economic well-being trumpeted by BN do not reflect reality. 
  Joshua Woo Sze Zeng

Jamal fries 'pro-opposition middlemen' for hiking fish prices

UPDATED 2.14PM | The red shirts leader turned fishmonger claims wholesalers have 'political motives'.
  Geraldine Tong

Ignore naysayers, PM tells diplomats and industry leaders

Rating agencies and major banks have faith in us, and so should the international community, Najib says.
  Alyaa Azhar

PM's misplaced priorities continue to draw flak

Local infrastructure, universities, hospitals and police need funding too, critics tell PM.

Of Lannisters, Greece, and paying our country's debts

COMMENT | We could well be in King's Landing, with the Iron Bank chasing us for payment.
  Vinodh Pillai

Critiquing Bruce Gale’s take on Najibnomics

MP SPEAKS | Gale's new book fails to critically analyse the long-term impact of Najib's economic policies. 
  Ong Kian Ming

PKR points to BN's wasteful ways in face of slowdown warning

Saifuddin Nasution says the gov'ts wastage and abuse leaves M'sia unfit to ride out a slowdown.

Surprise 5.8pct GDP growth may add to early election talk

Data shows growth accelerated from 5.6 percent in the first three months of the year.
  Joseph Sipalan & Rozanna Latiff, Reuters

Where are the flags for Merdeka Day this year?

COMMENT | As we approach Merdeka Day, one thing is too obvious not to be noticed.
  Stephen Ng

Bank Negara: M’sia economy likely to grow in 2017, target to be revised

BNM governor forecasts a growth of more than 4.8 percent.

An open letter to Najib

A closer examination of facts quoted by Najib at Invest Malaysia reveals worrying details. 
  Tricia Yeoh

'M'sia on track for high-income status, but civic mindedness needs a boost'

Nation must also attain gross domestic income of US$15,000 per capita, says PNB.  
  Gan Shao Qi

Najib denies 'GST for 1MDB' allegation by Dr M

The GST helps to make up for oil revenue losses, says the PM.

Economist: Create skilled workers before creating a million jobs

Another economist says it is 'impossible' to create the jobs in five years as M'sia is highly dependent on the global economy.
  Geraldine Tong

S'gor gov't should implement policies in line with developed state status

The state should concentrate on bringing benefits to the local population.
  V Thomas

Economist: M'sia poised to become Asean, China economic corridor

Country's economy resilient despite global economic challenges, and is supported by foreign investor confidence, says economist.  

M'sian economy cruised at respectable speed in first half, say economists

They say the stronger foreign fund inflows had essentially boosted liquidity in the financial system.

Minister: M'sia's economy to continue upsurge in 2Q17

We are able to achieve over five percent growth for 2Q17 given the strong trade for May 2017, says Wee Ka Siong.  

10 lessons from the Asian financial crisis

Here are key lessons we have learnt.
  P Gunasegaram

A question of economic justice

COMMENT | We must stop viewing economic inequality as a racial issue, and use the lens of justice instead.
  Yusmadi Yusoff

Najib outlines five risks, challenges to overcome

In Najib's Aidilfitri message, key priorities include geopolitics, the rakyat's interests, and TN50.

Increase in cost of living is killing the Raya mood

Festivities are now clouded with financial uncertainties.
  Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman

May consumer prices rise 3.9pct year-on-year

Gov't data shows increase in consumer prices due to higher transport and food costs.
  Rozanna Latiff, Reuters

More MNCs moving from Singapore to Malaysia

Lower cost and depreciating ringgit leads to many oil and gas firms moving from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.

RHB, AmBank say to begin merger talks

The banks have received approval from Bank Negara to commence what could be Malaysia's biggest banking deal. 

‘Current ringgit levels reflect strong fundamentals’

Bank Negara governor says the (ringgit) level will be reflected by the economy’s strength.

NTP has narrowed gap in reaching high-income target, says PM

Najib says the NTP has been instrumental in moving nation out of the middle-income trap.

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