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Southeast Asia’s Current Account Balancing Act

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

What Do Malaysia’s APEC 2020 Priorities Mean for the Region and the Country?

What Do Malaysia’s APEC 2020 Priorities Mean for the Region and the Country?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the country’s focus areas within the context of its foreign policy and domestic politics.

Shankaran Nambiar on the State of New Malaysia’s Economy

Shankaran Nambiar on the State of New Malaysia’s Economy

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A conversation on the state of Malaysia’s economy under its new government, and the implications for domestic and foreign policy.
Scandal Rocks New Malaysia

Scandal Rocks New Malaysia

By Erin Cook
A sex scandal that erupted this week is just the latest issue that has confronted the new government.

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