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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.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2017

Fintech: A New Frontier in Finance

Innovations in financial technology are here to stay.

COVER STORY
Jan 2017

Will 2017 Crow or Croak?

Global developments expose Malaysia and Penang's economies to uncertainties.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

How Does Brexit affect Malaysians?

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

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
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.

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.

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
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.

FEATURE
Apr 2014

Let’s be fair to women – especially homemakers

Why should homemakers continue to be the subjects of invisible discrimination in our society?

COVER STORY
Jan 2014

Penang in 2014: trends and forecasts

What's Penang's outlook in the face of global change? Penang Monthly provides a 17-page analysis.

COVER STORY
Oct 2013

The GST & YOU

Penang Institute studies the potential impact of GST on the national economy and the common man.

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.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jul 2013

Can Asia maintain high growth on its own?

What challenges do policymakers face in making sure Asia can generate sustainable growth on its own?

FEATURE
Jul 2013

Abenomics – the latest Japanese export

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

PENANG PALETTE
May 2013

When in Rome...

Ooi Kok Chuen sits down with H.H. Lim, a Penang-raised artist based in Rome.

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?

PROFILE
Oct 2012

Cheah Cheng Hye

Dr Ooi Kee Beng sits down with Penang's very own Warren Buffett.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2012

The Tale of Two Economies

In the world of derivatives, money is not what it seems!

BOOK REVIEW
Dec 2011

The Tiger That Lost Its Roar – A Tale of Malaysia’s Political Economy

Toh Kin Woon reviews this collection of articles on the federal government’s management of the economy.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Aug 2011

Household Debt in Malaysia – Is It Sustainable?

What are the implications and impact of the rising household debt in the country?

COVER STORY
Aug 2011

Making A City Liveable The Secret Is Economic Growth From Below

In transforming Penang into a city of the future, public participation is key.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jul 2011

On the Rise, But For How Long?

There is a boom in commercial property in Penang. But is the market going too far?

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jun 2011

Reading The Numbers: The Bank Negara Report 2010

PEM walks you through the forest of figures that the 2010 Bank Negara Report put together.

FEATURE
Mar 2011

Malaysia needs an equitable healthcare system

Toh Kin Woon talks about whether the increasing privatisation of health services is desirable, and how Malaysia’s healthcare system can be made more equitable.

COVER STORY
Dec 2010

The State of The Economy

If Malaysia is get out of the middle-income trap, economic decentralisation must happen first.

STATES OF REFORM
Oct 2010

Islamic matters in Pakatan states

Everything gets politicised in Malaysia, and religion is no exception.

FEATURE
Sep 2010

Seri talks

SERI recently played host to talks and lectures on China, Mahathir Mohamad and greening Penang.

COVER STORY
Jul 2010

Good hearing and a light touch

Despite Penang’s lack of financial might, it still has many local advantages it can make use of.

FEATURE
Jun 2010

Laying the groundwork for innovative growth

Malaysia can still raise its productivity and compete in the global economy.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Apr 2010

Capital movements and Penang’s manufacturing sector

How is monetary policy affected by manufacturing for export in Penang?

COVER STORY
Mar 2010

Penang’s success is Malaysia’s success

Invest Penang chairman Datuk Lee Kah Choon talks to us about the challenges Penang faces in attracting investments, and shares his thoughts on the state’s future.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Dec 2009

Accommodating heritage

Like cities in developed countries, the old town needs revitalisation. Its intrinsic value has been ignored for too long.

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