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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.

CARPE DIEM
Sep 2017

Bangsa Malaysia – A Dream Worth Fighting For

For young Malaysians, it is not so hard to imagine a united society.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2017

Women Against the Flow

Removing those rose-tinted colonial glasses reveals a harsh era for women.

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.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Gen Y Homeownership 101

When it comes to the property market, the Sandwich Generation faces a dilemma.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Feb 2017

Time to Limit the Logic of the Market

When the final aim is to make a profit, all other things become subordinate.
 

STATISTICS
Jan 2017

Penang's Economic Performance

A look at the state's economic growth over the past five years.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Dec 2016

Chung Ling: Tolling to Inspire the Young

The need for education among the local Chinese inspired the founding of this renowned school.

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 ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2016

Wanted: Employees!

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

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Jan 2016

The Knowledge Economy is Penang’s Future

The target is to transform Penang into a high-skilled and technology-driven knowledge-based economy.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

The high life: Growing up on the peak

What's it like to have spent a great part of one's life on Penang Hill? Meet two people who have done exactly that.

COVER STORY
Nov 2015

The ringgit and sen of festivals

They draw crowds and provide a platform for local talents, but just how economically beneficial are festivals?

UTTER ECONOMICS
May 2015

Rising global inequality signals coming catastrophe

Say goodbye to social, political and financial stability, and economic growth.

STATISTICS
May 2015

Labour force and wage comparisons by numbers

In conjunction witch Labour Day, we provide the statistics on Malaysia's workforce.

FEATURE
Mar 2015

Is Malaysia becoming a welfare state?

Government officials insist that Malaysia is not a welfare state, but taking a look at its policies, one might think otherwise.

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
Dec 2014

Does the AEC spell open season for skilled workers?

Is the Asean Economic Community (AEC) as good as it sounds?

FEATURE
Oct 2014

Making Penang a slave-free state

Penang is not immune to human trafficking, but there are dedicated people involved in trying to eradicate this vice.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

Are you buying slavery?

Malaysia recently slipped down to Tier 3 on the US Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report. How much do you know about this crime, and are you inadvertently buying slavery?

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.

COVER STORY
Jun 2014

Exporting grey matter: What is the brain drain costing us?

 
Human capital has an economic price, and our research shows that many high-skilled Malaysians might just find it more lucrative to work abroad. But at what cost to the country?

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