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2022 Was a Good Year for Petronas

2022 Was a Good Year for Petronas

By James Guild
Malaysia's state-owned energy giant has benefited from the global spike in oil and gas prices, but its long-term future is less certain.
What China’s RM 170 Billion Investment Commitment Means for Malaysia

What China’s RM 170 Billion Investment Commitment Means for Malaysia

By James Guild
Does the recent eye-popping investment pledge from Beijing stack up against the country's recent economic history?

Indonesia and Malaysia Saw Strong Economic Growth in 2022

Indonesia and Malaysia Saw Strong Economic Growth in 2022

By James Guild
Last year saw several Southeast Asian economies bounce back from the distortions and restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Malaysia, Indonesia to Dispatch Envoys to EU Over Palm Oil Dispute

Malaysia, Indonesia to Dispatch Envoys to EU Over Palm Oil Dispute

By Sebastian Strangio
The two nations hope to convince European regulators that their local certification efforts conform to the EU's rigorous new regulation on deforestation.

New Malaysian Government to Tackle Cost of Living Crisis

New Malaysian Government to Tackle Cost of Living Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
Tackling rice bowl issues is a prudent first step for Anwar Ibrahim, who confronts a polarized political landscape.
What Malaysia’s Digital Banking Licenses Tell Us

What Malaysia’s Digital Banking Licenses Tell Us

By James Guild
The Malaysian central bank has awarded five digital banking licenses. What value will they add to the country's financial system?

A Snapshot of Post-Pandemic Trade in ASEAN

A Snapshot of Post-Pandemic Trade in ASEAN

By James Guild
Inflation and rising commodity prices have assisted some countries' recovery, while holding back others.
Bank Negara Malaysia to Award Digital Banking Licenses

Bank Negara Malaysia to Award Digital Banking Licenses

By James Guild
The Malaysian central bank's move follows Singapore's awarding of digital banking licenses at the end of 2020.

Malaysia’s Record Spending Bill Seeks to Fuel Recovery Ahead of Elections

Malaysia’s Record Spending Bill Seeks to Fuel Recovery Ahead of Elections

By Alifah Zainuddin
The country keeps spending in preparation for a post-pandemic economy, but there are big risks ahead.

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

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

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

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?

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