Expert: M’sia Can Survive Another Lockdown With Robust Financial Support
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Expert: M’sia Can Survive Another Lockdown With Robust Financial Support

By Dhesegaan Bala Krishnan – June 11, 2021 @ 4:03pm Police officers on duty during a roadblock at the Federal Highway today. -NSTP/HAIRUL ANUAR RAHIM KUALA LUMPUR: The country can survive another round of lockdown if the government provides a robust financial support package and boost mental health support, an economist said. Prof Dr Jamal…

Lack of Clarity May Drive Businesses Out, Warns SME Body
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Lack of Clarity May Drive Businesses Out, Warns SME Body

By Minderjeet Kaur – June 11,2021 3:23PM The SME Association of Malaysia says the government should seriously work towards stopping firms from moving out. PETALING JAYA: The government has been urged to draw up a clear and definite list of essential and non-essential businesses allowed to open during lockdowns, as some of them are facing…

Institut Masa – Can We Survive Another Lockdown?
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Institut Masa – Can We Survive Another Lockdown?

The COVID-19 pandemic which started back in March 2020 has crippled our country’s economy, leading to disruptions across various industries. Due to the nationwide lockdowns, we’ve seen a cessation in a huge swath of our economic sectors, some closed temporarily whilst others permanently. Despite more leniency with the current lockdown, the disallowing of daily activities…

MCO Jitters for Businesses Concerns SME Association
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MCO Jitters for Businesses Concerns SME Association

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 8): The SME Association of Malaysia is concerned that another round of Movement Control Order (MCO) might lead to the closure of more local businesses and increased unemployment in the country. Its vice president Chin Chee Seong said in a statement that another round of MCO would “just kill more businesses which…

Economic Prospects 2021 – Bicara Berita Harian
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Economic Prospects 2021 – Bicara Berita Harian

Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri (Ekonomi), Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed (dua dari kanan) pada Bicara BH, Prospek Ekonomi 2021. Turut serta Presiden Kesatuan Mahasiswa Universiti Malaya, Muhammad Haziq Azfar Ishak (kiri); Naib Presiden Persatuan PKS Malaysia, Chin Chee Seong dan Moderator, Fazilah Hani Harun di Balai Berita. – NSTP/Rohanis Shukri KUALA LUMPUR: Kerajaan sedang dalam…

Forum Provides Insight into Budget 2021
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Forum Provides Insight into Budget 2021

An insightful discussion on “Malaysian budget 2021: A Rakyat –Centric Budget during the Pandemic?” Budget 2021, unveiled on 6 November 2020 by the Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, was undoubtedly an expansionary budget that aimed to revitalise the economy and help Malaysian tide over the difficulties of COVID-19 pandemic. Budget 2021…

MDEC: 54% of SMEs on Digital Journey This Year
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MDEC: 54% of SMEs on Digital Journey This Year

Those that started adopting digitalisation intend to focus on front-end operations. Some 54% of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have embarked on the digital journey this year amid the pandemic, a survey by Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) revealed. MDEC COO Datuk Ng Wan Peng said many of those SMEs that have started adopting digitalisation…

The Next Normal: Digitalization of Traditional Businesses, Its Future and Potential Pitfalls
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The Next Normal: Digitalization of Traditional Businesses, Its Future and Potential Pitfalls

Can you believe it, we are almost at the end of 2020 already! The biggest takeaway we learnt this year is the rapid shift in digital adoption at all fronts, especially amongst businesses as a result of the impact of COVID-19. As we head into 2021, it is time to reset and think big to…