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Covid-19: After MCO, SME survey finds banks are sleeping!

PUCHONG: A survey by Business Sustainability Taskforce Covid -19 a coalition of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) revealed the government effort to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, may not yield the desired results due to ineffective measures by financial

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Facing Covid19 – “A fast closing window”

IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath and former President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser, Jason Furman have advocated using heavy fiscal firepower for a “whatever-it-takes” economic response to the COVID-19 crisis. Among the drastic measures proposed are: ‘helicopter money,’ where everyone

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Najib urges new govt not to cancel projects approved by Pakatan

PUCHONG: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak urged the new government not to cancel off infrastructure projects approved by the previous Pakatan Harapan government. In a Facebook post today, Najib urged the Perikatan Nasional administration not to repeat

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Azmin: Stop politicking, develop M’sia under Dr M’s leadership

AMPANG: Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has called on Malaysians to devote their efforts to the development of the nation, and cease politicking. He said specific attention should be paid to stimulating the country’s economy and in

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Fear mongering, fake news are more detrimental to health, economy

KUALA LUMPUR: The act of spreading misinformation and half-truths is nothing new; it has gone on for generations in the form of tea-time talks and gossips, with the cost being mostly broken relationships rather than any damage to the pocketbook or economy. But times have changed.

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Lim: Govt ready to stimulate economy if the need arises

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is ready to step in with a stimulus package if the need arises, although it is too early to assess the impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus on the economy, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) said today. At

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Najib: Malaysia economy getting worst faster than expected

PUCHONG: Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Malaysia’s economy is getting worse faster than expected when  Bank Negara unexpectedly cut its reserve ratio to 3 %. In a Facebook posting, Najib said the cut means the government

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Tanjung Piai by-election: Gerakan unveils its manifesto

Gerakan today announced its manifesto, in conjunction with the Tanjung Piai by-election, which outlined three key issues to uplift the livelihood of the people in the constituency. The manifesto was launched at the party’s operations room by its president Datuk

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Karmaine’s big plans for Tanjung Piai constituents

PONTIAN: Karmaine Sardini, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election, has big plans to transform the economic status of the constituents who are mostly fishermen and farmers. Karmaine, 66, said he was planning to introduce new

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Colonialism in the eyes of economists

I, Phuong, was enrolled in a French language course back in Vietnam years ago and decided to drop out after the second class. The reason for this was irrelevant to my initial goal of improving my skills in the language

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