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COVER STORY
Aug 2017

The Story of Malaysia through its Constitution

The Constitution today is no longer what it was. To fix Malaysia, we need to fix its laws.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Jul 2017

Hang Tuah as an Icon for Malaysia

He was not afraid of pluralism and multiculturalism.

COVER STORY
Jul 2017

AFLOAT AND AGILE: Its Broad Base Bodes Well for Penang’s Economy

While global developments present a challenge, local innovations keep the state in the black.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2017

Art Fairs Faring Fairly Well

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

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2017

Fintech: A New Frontier in Finance

Innovations in financial technology are here to stay.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2017

Art That Found Immortality in 2016

It was a year of bereavement in the world of art.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Oct 2016

Where Does Our EPF Money Go?

We explore Malaysia’s pension fund, which collects a staggering RM5bil per month.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

How Does Brexit affect Malaysians?

What repercussions are in store for Malaysia with the UK vote to leave the EU?

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2016

Wanted: Employees!

As labour demand increases, labour supply struggles to catch up.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

Memories of a Reserve Currency Collapse

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

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2016

No Smooth Sailing for the Second Half of 2016

Forecast for the Malaysian and Penang economy for the second half of the year.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2016

Bull Market for South-East Asian Art

The South-East Asian art market bears watching.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2016

A Massive Show that is Managing

Even when toned down, the Sixth Art Stage Singapore still sparkled at Singapore Art Week.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jan 2016

Preparing for challenging times ahead

It is likely to be a difficult year for Malaysians in 2016, but at the same time, opportunities await those who are well prepared.

COVER STORY
Jan 2016

Education – Ever the political victim

It's out with the old and in with the new every time a crisis engulfs the country's leadership – and all at the expense of our children's education.

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.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Sep 2015

Winners and losers as the Ringgit falls

Who stands to gain or lose from our sliding Ringgit?

PENANG PALETTE
Aug 2015

Taking water and colours to new heights

Meet Chang Fee Ming, a game-changer known for pushing the parameters of his art.

FEATURE
May 2015

Penang able to handle the heat

What are Penang's successful private education institutions doing right?

UTTER ECONOMICS
Apr 2015

GST: Tiptoeing into structural deficit

What does quantitative easing, US interest rates and the fall in crude oil price have to do with Malaysia’s GST?

UTTER ECONOMICS
Mar 2015

The financial state of Malaysian states

We examine the finances of Malaysia's states, from richest to poorest and everything in between.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Mar 2015

The crude dynamics of the price of petrol

As oil prices continue to drop, we examine the consequences.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Dec 2014

What does the ending of quantitative easing mean for Malaysia?

With the expiration of the US quantitative easing in October, Malaysia needs to find ways to improve its fiscal situation.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Aug 2014

Penang’s forgotten protest: The 1967 Hartal

For almost two months in 1967, Penang was in a state of near-anarchy. What happened, and how did things get to that point?

FEATURE
Aug 2014

Working for ghosts

Making funeral effigies may not be a job to die for, but it brings in the bucks and keeps traditions alive.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jul 2014

The Grey World of Capital Movements

Capital flight is an emotional term, but what exactly does it mean?

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jun 2014

Bitcoin – Currency with a future or just a fad?

We take a look at the Bitcoin currency, an international sensation and possibly the genesis of an important new financial innovation.

UTTER ECONOMICS
May 2014

Managing bubble economies

We chat with Prof Kiyohiko Nishimura about bubble economies, quantitative easing and Abenomics.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2014

Raising the stakes in Asia’s art world

Art Stage Singapore 2014 is a sign that the island republic is nudging its way towards becoming the epicentre of the arts in Asia.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Mar 2014

Mind the Chinese shift in foreign exchange holdings

China no longer benefits from further increases to its foreign currency holdings, and this is likely to have significant global and regional implications.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2014

Where are Asian currencies heading?

How has the forex market changed, and what does this mean for Asian currencies?

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?

COVER STORY
Aug 2013

Catching the East Asian wind

The inaugural Penang Economic Conference takes a look at the region’s global economical potential and challenges that come with progress.

FEATURE
Jul 2013

Abenomics – the latest Japanese export

Can Japan’s new economic reform help solve its macroeconomic problems?

FEATURE
May 2013

Shale Gas – A Game Changer for the Energy Industry

How will shale gas impact the energy sector in years to come?

UTTER ECONOMICS
Mar 2013

Surviving G4's Crisis Measures

How will the G4’s new economic policies affect Malaysia, and how can we avoid making the same mistakes?

ASEAN INSIGHTS
Mar 2013

Regional outlook

Insights from around the region at the Regional Outlook Forum 2013.