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 slides to 98.6
- Sales slightly lower
- Unexciting local and external orders
- Draw down in output
Consumer Sentiments Index
- CSI falls for second consecutive quarter to 102 points
- Present household finances less encouraging
- Less bounce in income and job expectations
- Inflationary angst grows
- Softer willingness of consumers to spend in coming months
Malaysian Economic Outlook
The 2014 Budget, unveiled in Parliament on 25 October 2013, has introduced several bold measures to strengthen the management of public finances, focussing largely on reducing the overall deficit of the Federal Government account (as a percentage to GDP) to 3.5% in 2014 and 3.0% in 2015. More importantly, the estimated overall deficit in ringgit terms is also being reduced, reflecting really a strong commitment to budget consolidation process by the Federal Government. As a result, Moody's investors service has recently affirmed Malaysia's Government bond and issuer ratings at A3 and changed the outlook to positive from stable. While the Federal's deficit reduction is clearly on track and moving rightly on target (2013: 4.0% of GDP), it is still inadequate and not broad enough.
Articles are in pdf format and are available for download.
|Plugging into the Global Grid & A Tale of Two Trade Agreements - RCEP & TPP|
23 September 2013 - Samirul Ariff bin Othman
|Hate it or love it, minimum wage is good|
21 May 2012 - Quah Boon Huat
|Made In China: Much Ado About Nothing?|
7 May 2012 - Samirul Ariff bin Othman
|What has our grandchildren got to do with corruption?|
17 December 2011 - Quah Boon Huat
See the full list of newspaper articles here
Presentations are in pdf format and are available for download.
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National Economic Outlook Conference 2014-2015
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Department of Statistics, Malaysia (DOS)
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Securities Commission Malaysia (SC)
Ministry of Finance, Malaysia
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