CATEGORY

Interviews

OCBC Bank: Economic Outlook 2021

By Selena Ling, Chief Economist, OCBC Bank 2020 was a watershed year for the global economy, financial markets and also life in general. With...

Extended hours for businesses to make ends meet

By, Sofea Azahar, Research Analyst at EMIR Research. As we go through another phase of Movement Control Order (MCO) in several states with high number...

Rating agencies are merely issuing credit opinion but…

By Dr Mohd Afzanizam Abdul Rashid, Chief Economist, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad  It was a devastating news when Fitch Rating downgraded Malaysia’s sovereign rating by a notch to BBB+ in early December. Fitch...

Covid-19 Lost Generation; TV Learning Could Fill The Gap

With more than 10 months away from school, students will bound be missing out some of the most crucial education period in their academic...

MCO 2.0 as the one and only option for now

By Farhan Kamarulzaman Following Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s recent announcement regarding the reintroduction of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in several states to...

Bad loans in the housing sector – ticking time-bomb?

By Jason Loh With the reimposition of the movement control order (MCO) which impacts the economy though less severe so compared to MCO 1.0, we...

Transforming businesses to be ready for the digital economy

In a conversation with BusinessToday, Pauline Sim, Head of The FinLab and Yap Kok Tee, Executive Director and Country Head of Channels and Digitalisation, UOB...

An overwhelming welcome to 2021

By Sofea Azahar, Research Analyst at EMIR Research As we have gone through what some call a leap year in 2020 given its unprecedentedness, the...

Young entrepreneurs share what it takes to make it

According to Hays Asia’s Towards A Digitised And Flexible Future: Understanding Asia’s Rapidly Evolving Recruitment Trends, Malaysian employees are the least satisfied with their...

Mental illness among the urban poor in Malaysia: require serious attention

By Amanda Yeo, Research Analyst at EMIR Research There is an increasing fear that the second wave of job retrenchment would cause more urban poor...

A stronger network equals better opportunities for professionals

Olivier Legrand, LinkedIn Managing Director and Vice President, APAC and China speaks on the importance of networking and solving the issue of a network...

How will consumer technology evolve in 2021?

vivo Malaysia shares its outlook for 2021 and paves the way for IoT, 5G and 6G technology 2020 has been a whirlwind year for the...

New Year Resolution: Realistic Goals, Not Gadgets Key To Achieving Success

Some resolutions are made on the spur of the moment. Some would have taken late-night ponderings. By now, most of us would have listed down...

Long Term Policy Crucial For Malaysia To Move Back Up In Competitive Ranking

Its disheartening to see Malaysia drop from the 22nd spot in IMD World Competitiveness Ranking to 27t between 2019 and 2020, a staggering 5...

Pandemic Shapes Consumer Technology Trends In 2021

2020 has been a whirlwind year for the advancement of technology. Aside from the new gadget launches, brand collaborations and big strides into the...

Diversifying Malaysia’s agro-food sector as the way to stimulate agricultural development

By Amanda Yeo, Research Analyst at EMIR Research While Malaysia has demonstrated its cutting-edge capabilities in the palm oil, rubber and cocoa production, the agro-food...

Blockchain Trends 2021: A road to recovery anchored by trust

By Guofei JIANG, President of Intelligent Technology Business Group, Ant Group The Covid-19 pandemic has completely transformed the way we live, work, and interact with...

Revolutionising agriculture – bio-fertilisers from palm oil empty fruit bunches

By Jason Loh, Head of Social, Law & Human Rights at EMIR Research. There’s increasing public exposure these days on the potential use of bio-fertilisers,...

Moving forward: What to expect for both Sabah and Sarawak in 2021

By Amanda Yeo, Research Analyst at EMIR Research Although the rapid development of the Covid-19 vaccines provides light at the end of the tunnel, the...

Outlook 2021: Renewable energy industry Malaysia

By Ko Chuan Zhen, CEO & Co Founder, Plus Solar The pandemic has disrupted economies worldwide, and hampered renewable energy’s (RE) progress, though the International...