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STATISTICS
Mar 2017

Tanjung Bungah in Numbers

An infographic on the northern suburb.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Mar 2016

A Water Supply System to Boast About

A legacy of the British, Penang's water infrastructure is part of the city's colonial inheritance.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Oct 2015

Putting them up for the night

Penang's hotels continue to enjoy high occupancy rates.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

A balanced society? The planning must start now

It's time to talk about the future of planning in Penang.

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.

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
Oct 2012

Betting on BIDS

George Town starts Asia’s first ever Business Improvement District Scheme.

STATES OF REFORM
Oct 2012

Malaysia Education Blueprint: Weighing Unity Against Diversity

What role will diversity play in Malaysia's education system?

PROFILE
Jan 2012

Need Think Tanks For New Times

Outgoing Penang Institute executive director Liew Chin Tong looks back at his two-year tenure with the think tank.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Oct 2011

Manning The State Government

The implementation of minimum wage may not have much of an impact on income distribution, but are wages reflecting productivity?

BOOK REVIEW
Apr 2011

Cities, People & the Economy: A Study on Positioning Penang

A book that examines Penang’s current economic context, and how it can change.

STATES OF REFORM
Mar 2011

Taking bigger than baby steps to transform the economy

Malaysians need an alternative approach to its economy and society.

COVER STORY
Aug 2010

Penang's Place in the 10mp

The 10th Malaysia Plan is out. PEM Economics Editor Chan Huan Chiang takes a close look at the plan, and what it means for Penang's future.

COVER STORY
Dec 2009

Penang Finance:Strong Roots, Stunted Growth

Last year’s general election results led to initial optimism that the traditional federal bullying of dissident states would no longer work. However, an analysis of Penang’s financial records reveals that the optimism is misplaced.

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