The Business Conditions Survey was first mounted in the second quarter of 1987 to provide input for the Institute's economic forecasting activity. It is conducted on a quarterly basis to assist in assessing the short-term outlook for the economy..... Read more
Business Conditions Index
- BCI records 95.9 points, down 17.0 points from 2Q14
- Sales significantly lower
- Drop in new domestic and exports orders
- Less vibrant manufacturing activities
- Stocks piling up
Consumer Sentiments Index
- CSI falls below 100-point threshold to 98.0
- Current and expected finances tone down
- Employment outlook flat
- Middle-income households increasingly worried over rising prices
- Shopping plans on top gear
Malaysian Economic Outlook
The third quarter Malaysian real GDP annual growth moderated to 5.6% as compared to 6.5% in the previous quarter. Domestic demand continued to be the engine of growth with a 4.6 percentage points contribution to the 5.6% growth. Export demand contributed marginally at 0.8 percentage point to the third quarter growth, despite a stronger second quarter performance. By expenditure components, a hefty 93.7% of real GDP consisted of domestic demand, up by one percent from the previous quarter. The share of private consumption increased to 54.7% (2Q2014: 51.6%) despite tighter liquidity environment as indicated by a slower growth in the narrow money supply (M1). The share of private investment slipped to a below 20% threshold confidence level at 18.0% in the third quarter of 2014.
Articles are in pdf format and are available for download.
|The Need For Fiscal Reforms|
14 September 2009 - Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Mohammed Ariff
|Time for East Asia to Rethink Its Growth Strategy|
10 September 2009 - Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Mohammed Ariff
New Straits Times
|The Overblown China Factor|
19 August 2009 - Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Mohammed Ariff
New Straits Times
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Presentations are in pdf format and are available for download.
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