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COVER STORY
Jan 2018

Embracing A.I.

Growth may await Penang in the short term, but adapting to Industry 4.0 has to happen now.

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.

FEATURE
Sep 2016

Teaching Students How to Take Heart – and How to Have Heart

A great contribution to society is to teach others to care.

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.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jul 2016

The Tongkang – Symbol of the Entrepot Age

Once an iconic figure during Penang Harbour’s heyday,discover the crucial role of the lighters that shuttled between massive hulking cargo ships and the port.

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.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Who gains and who loses in Budget 2016?

From cash handouts to tax cuts, we analyse how Budget 2016 affects all tiers of household income.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Can Budget 2016 strengthen Malaysia against external economic headwinds?

Malaysia is vulnerable to falling commodity prices and the possibility of the US increasing its interest rates.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2015

The history of Bukit Mertajam Part I – From agrarian village to economic hub

Nicholas Chan takes a close look at how the village of Bukit Mertajam grew into a 20th century economic hub.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Apr 2015

Penang’s economy in 2015: Growth continues, but more slowly

As we enter the second quarter, we take a look at what's affecting the Penang economy.

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.

FOOTPRINTS
Jun 2014

Where money doesn’t talk (not much, anyway)

In the small village of Ba Kelalan, Sarawak, social cooperation takes precedence over financial importance.

ADVERTORIAL
May 2014

Keeping George Town’s golden goose strong and fat

Head of USM’s Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster (STRC) Prof Badaruddin Mohamed talks about capacity measures and how to make George Town's tourism sustainable.

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.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Oct 2013

Is Petronas feeding a fatal habit?

Our dependency on petrol is cause for concern.

FEATURE
Mar 2013

How Far can Indonesia's Consumption-Driven Growth Go?

Indonesia’s rapid growth rate may be impressive, but is it sustainable?

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.

PHOTO ESSAY
Sep 2012

Deep in The Oil Palm Estates

Puah Sze Ning captures the life of oil palm estate workers in Pahang and Sabah.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2012

The Tale of Two Economies

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

PEOPLE ECONOMICS
Sep 2011

Medical Devices Manufacturing: Penang Pursues The New Frontier (Part 2)

Penang has a big advantage in the medical devices industry, thanks to its experience with E&E.

FEATURE
Sep 2011

Optimistic Economic Outlook For Penang and Malaysia

Penang’s and Malaysia’s economy is heavily tied to the global economy, but prospects remain strong. 

COVER STORY
Jun 2011

Challenges for Malaysia’s Economy

Communication between industrial players and public officials is seldom smooth. Yet, good mutual understanding between the two is vital for effective economic growth. Industrial players have listed their needs, challenges and immediate plans.

UTTER ECONOMICS
May 2011

Rising Commodity Prices – Alarm Bells For Malaysia?

We examine the background to the rising prices and assess implications for Malaysia and Penang.

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.

FEATURE
Feb 2011

Palm oil remains key export for Malaysia

Palm oil has brought Malaysia great economic benefits, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

BOOK REVIEW
Oct 2010

Parables, Prophets & Pillocks

PEM reviews Cecil Rajendra’s latest collection of poetry.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Aug 2010

Moving beyond manufacturing

To reduce Malaysia's dependence on imports, we need to identify the domestic economy's "missing industry".

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jul 2010

Changing recipe in industrial production

We look at some of the commodities that play a major role in Penang’s economy.

FEATURE
May 2010

The Prince of Wales Island Gazette

Introducing the first ever newspaper to be published in South-East Asia.

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVES