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Malaysia Lifts Ban On Interstate, Overseas Travel In Transition To Endemic Phase
October 11, 2021

Malaysia Lifts Ban On Interstate, Overseas Travel In Transition To Endemic Phase

By Alifah Zainuddin
The next few weeks will reveal if the country is prepared for a COVID-19 endemic phase, or if it will experience another wave of hospitalizations.

What the 12th Malaysia Plan Tells Us About the Country’s Political Economy
October 06, 2021

What the 12th Malaysia Plan Tells Us About the Country’s Political Economy

By James Guild
The latest iteration of the country's five-year plan includes a host of nice-sounding economic goals. The challenge is implementing them.
Malaysia’s 5-Year Plan Sets Its Sights on High-Income Status by 2025
September 29, 2021

Malaysia’s 5-Year Plan Sets Its Sights on High-Income Status by 2025

By Alifah Zainuddin
The new PM's plan focuses on raising income and reining in pollution. Can it be achieved or is it a mere smokescreen?

Southeast Asia’s Current Account Balancing Act
August 25, 2021

Southeast Asia’s Current Account Balancing Act

By James Guild
While trade is important as countries seek to bounce back from COVID-19, you need to poke a little deeper to get a full picture of the current account.

The Collapse of Malaysia’s Middle Class
August 01, 2021

The Collapse of Malaysia’s Middle Class

By Amrita Malhi
On the 50th anniversary of Malaysia’s New Economic Policy, the middle class it famously built may be collapsing. Will its goal of national unity collapse with it?

Is Another Taper Tantrum on the Way in Southeast Asia?
March 30, 2021

Is Another Taper Tantrum on the Way in Southeast Asia?

By James Guild
Rising U.S. bond yields have prompted fears of capital flight from Southeast Asian economies. How serious is the threat?

Why Khazanah Nasional Just Bailed Out Malaysia Airlines
March 02, 2021

Why Khazanah Nasional Just Bailed Out Malaysia Airlines

By James Guild
Sometimes the state has an interest in controlling firms in critical sectors like transportation, even if they are hemorrhaging money.
A Tale of Two State-Owned Oil and Gas Companies
December 01, 2020

A Tale of Two State-Owned Oil and Gas Companies

By James Guild
COVID-19 has presented state oil firms in Malaysia and Indonesia with widely divergent challenges.

Southeast Asian Economies Face Generational Downturn from COVID-19
September 29, 2020

Southeast Asian Economies Face Generational Downturn from COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
A new World Bank report predicts sharp economic contractions that could produce a wave of "new COVID poor."

Malaysia Begins to Ease COVID-19 Lockdown Despite Lingering Concerns
May 04, 2020

Malaysia Begins to Ease COVID-19 Lockdown Despite Lingering Concerns

By Associated Press
Businesses are reopening for the first time since the lockdown began on March 18, but critics worry the move has come too soon.

Malaysia Central Bank Cuts Key Rate Amid Coronavirus Outbreak and Political Turbulence
March 03, 2020

Malaysia Central Bank Cuts Key Rate Amid Coronavirus Outbreak and Political Turbulence

By Associated Press
Malaysia's central bank reduced its key overnight policy rate, citing worsening economic conditions.
What’s Next for Malaysia’s Meandering Economy in 2020?
January 24, 2020

What’s Next for Malaysia’s Meandering Economy in 2020?

By Shankaran Nambiar
A look ahead after a year when the economy seemed to be in a state of suspension.

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