Economy

Fuel demand uncertainty weighs on refiners’ margin

Domestic and international travel bans have reduced demand as self-quarantine measures are expected to persist for a little longer
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New scheme needed for gig workers

Govt needs to introduce new laws or a group insurance scheme that would allow for EPF and Socso contributions
by NUR HANANI AZMAN/ pic by ARIF KARTONO ...

HSR construction deferred to year-end

The deferment is to allow both govts to thoroughly discuss the changes needed to lower the total cost of the project
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Graduates urged to reskill and adapt to changes amid job market uncertainty

At times, a crisis can bring new opportunities to the job market as business landscape will not be the same as before Covid-19
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Industrial output set for rebound as virus slows

Analysts expect domestic and export orders to gradually recover with most businesses having reopened in May
by ALIFAH ZAINUDDIN/ pic by MUHD AMIN ...

Malaysia set for recovery in 2021 with most employees back at work – Tengku Zafrul

by BERNAMA / pic by BERNAMA
In line with the reopening of the economy which saw nearly 70% of the workforce returning to work in various sectors, ...

Tengku Zafrul meets creative industry players on potential measures for economic recovery plan

by BERNAMA / pic credit: FB Tengku Zafrul
Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz today met representatives from the country’s ...

Singapore announces S$33b ‘Fortitude Budget’ in fight against COVID-19 fallout

by BERNAMA
SINGAPORE — Singapore today announced its fourth budget known as the “Fortitude Budget” worth S$33 billion (about ...

Singapore cuts 2020 GDP growth forecast to between -7.0% and -4.0%

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SINGAPORE  — Singapore’s Trade and Industry Ministry (MTI) has downgraded the republic’s Gross Domestic Product ...

Malaysia cannot escape recession

There is an urgent need for more foreign investments, clear administrative policies and more govt spending to help people and businesses crippled by the ...

Covid-19 brings fresh challenges to RCEP trade negotiations

The pandemic is depressing demand, disrupting global supply chains and spurring export restrictions on medical and food supplies
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Malaysia’s inflation down 2.9%, lowest in 10 years

The decrease in the CPI is driven by the decline in transport by -21.5% last month
by SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH/ pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL MALAYSIA’S Consumer ...