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Pivoting from consumption to production

Malaysia’s economic growth in the past 10 years has been fuelled by consumer and government spending. This Special Report explains why it is now crucial for the country to switch the engine of growth to more efficient, private sector-led investment into

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Case study 1: Reimagining the financial services sector

Why did investments drop so sharply in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis?

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Case study 2: Ease of doing business biggest impediment to investments

One of the major considerations when companies select the location of their investments is the level of red tape and the associated compliance costs.

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Case study 3: Pay for training programmes only upon job placement

Human capital is the most valuable resource of a country. However, Malaysia is not fully maximising this productive capacity.

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Case study 4: Boost home affordability with a more efficient property ecosystem

Owning a home is the aspiration of every Malaysian. But the relentless rise in home prices, which has far outpaced income growth, is increasingly putting home ownership beyond the means of the average person or sending households into unsustainable indebt

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US returns US$300 mil Jho Low-linked funds to Malaysia

While Low has denied wrongdoing, he and his family last year dropped their defense of the forfeiture lawsuits that have been pending in federal court in Los Angeles, which has allowed the government to seize more than US$700 million in assets.

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Shedding light on IOI Corp's five-year plan

Two years after concluding the sale of a 70% stake in Loders Croklaan Group BV to Bunge, IOI Corp has yet to make a substantial acquisition with the proceeds that were earmarked for future investments.

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Preventing permanent damage from the pandemic

Incidentally, the World Health Organization (WHO) on April 2 said it expects the number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia to peak in mid-April and that there are signs of a flattening of the infection curve.

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Will banks suspend dividends?

A check with the country’s largest bank by assets Malayan Banking reveals that it has no plan to scrap its dividend payouts to shareholders.

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New stimulus measures for Malaysia

Malaysia has announced yet another stimulus package to combat the effects of Covid-19, but is it enough?
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