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COVER STORY
Oct 2017

Pondering Malaysia’s Socio-economic Pessimism

The country has grown, both economically and demographically. At the same time, modern societal issues need addressing.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2017

Art Fairs Faring Fairly Well

Despite economic headwinds, Art Stage Singapore 2017 was a subdued success.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Memories of a Reserve Currency Collapse

Will what happened in Penang in 1967 happen on a global scale soon?

EDITORIAL
Jan 2016

New modes of learning for a new century

Many answers to many questions
What’s so great about standardised learning?

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Penang as an entrepreneurial state

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng talks about shaping a progressive economic policy in Penang that is investment-led, inclusive and sustainable.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Doing heritage diplomacy in Europe

From Oxford to Chantilly, Penang is being positioned as an economic model and an intelligent city.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2015

Moving towards high-performing shared services and outsourcing

From a traditional transactional services hub to higher value-added knowledgebased activities, Penang’s SSO industry is on the precipice of transformation.

FEATURE
Mar 2015

The costs of inequality: Not just a case of “poor envy”

Most would agree that the income gap is worsening in Malaysia and begs addressing. It is time we gauge how this hurts the country in concrete terms.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

The bookman who embraced Penang

Marco Ferrarese interviews the passionate figure behind independent bookshop Gerakbudaya, Gareth Richards.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Sep 2013

Asian Financial Crisis Act II?

The parallels in the macroeconomic sphere between the mid-1990s and today are eerily similar. Will we see a repeat of the 1997 financial crisis?

FEATURE
May 2013

Can our economy withstand a political transition?

The question everyone wants an answer to is “If the regime does change, will our economy continue to prosper?”

THINK TANK THOUGHTS
Mar 2013

A fresh paradigm for penang

A comprehensive development agenda to transform Penang into an international and intelligent state.

FEATURE
Oct 2012

Planting seeds of the future in Balik Pulau

Prof Tay Kheng Soon elaborates on "Rubanisation", and how it can transform Balik Pulau.

FEATURE
Aug 2012

A post-industrial future for Penang?

Penang needs to revitalise its manufacturing industry in order for innovation to thrive.

COVER STORY
Jun 2012

MIND THE GAP On the widening gap between the rich and the poor

While Malaysia has made great strides in reducing poverty and inequality, the gap between the rich and poor remains high.

FEATURE
Mar 2012

1Care – a careless reform

Toh Kin Woon argues that 1Care places cost-cutting obove providing adequate healthcare coverage.

PROFILE
Oct 2011

Woo, the lucky economist

Prof Woo Wing Thye is one of the the world's most renowned economists, and he would be the fi rst to admit he had a bit of help gett ing there.

FEATURE
Jul 2011

The past is the present

Novelist Gabija Grusaite takes us on a tour of Armenian Street, peeling away its layers and uncovering its gems.

PROFILE
Sep 2010

On vibrant port cities and anomalous nation states

Prof Ho Eng Seng chats with PEM about Muslim societies, nationalism and the lessons history can teach us