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
- Business Conditions Index fell to 95.4 points
- Current Index (CI) registered gain
- Expectation Index (EI) lost 26.2 points
- Local and export sales outlook bleak
- Capacity utilization rate dips further
Consumer Sentiments Index
- CSI falls further to 71.7
- More consumers experience financial deterioration
- Financial and job outlook yawn
- Better incomes expected amid a weaker employment outlook
- Inflationary anxieties remain high
- Consumer spending less robust going forward
Malaysian Economic Outlook
Risk, uncertainty and volatility are the key factors undermining confidence of economic agents, irrespective which group they belong to, ordinary domestic households, profit-maximizing producers, entrepreneurs, retailers, financial intermediaries or smart and sophisticated foreign investors in the rest of the world (ROW), with the exception of risk lovers. Loss of confidence and growing anger over increasing financial difficulties, especially by low income households and ordinary citizens alike are warning signals of an economic distress. While the warm glow effects, associated with favourable sovereign credit ratings, which have been upgraded and reaffirmed at "A-" with "stable" outlook by Fitch and S&P, respectively in July 2015 disappeared quickly, new headwinds are on the way and risks remain tilted on the downside, especially on the international front. These include Greek debt crisis, which is still unfolding and China's financial market turmoil. These two countries share one common feature, that is a strong presence of Government in the economy, as indicated by a large number of state-owned enterprises and state-controlled banks and financial institutions. They could potentially trigger the worst-case-scenario for the global economy.
Articles are in pdf format and are available for download.
|Nilai Produktiviti Bekerja, Gaji Saling Main Peranan|
26 August 2015 - Muhamad Aimanshah Adnan
|Pendapatan, Perbelanjaan, Kebajikan Isi Rumah|
19 August 2015 - Mohammad Ikmal Kadir
|Jurang Ekonomi Antara Negeri Wajar Di Tangani|
12 August 2015 - Kama Firdaus Subbahi
|Kesan Kemasukan Warga Asing ke Malaysia|
5 August 2015 - Siti Syamila Amir Hamzah
|Peranan ETP Terhadap Pertumbuhan Ekonomi|
29 July 2015 - Nur Azmila Awang
|Di ambang negara berpendapatan tinggi - mengimbangi semula tumpuan pembangunan & pertumbuhan|
15 July 2015 - Samirul Ariff bin Othman
|Ekonomi Domestik Pemacu Pertumbuhan Ekonomi Malaysia|
8 July 2015 - Musalmah Johan
|Pembasmian Kemiskinan Perlu Dilihat Semula|
24 June 2015 - Elayne Yee Siew Lin
|Mengkaji semula peranan Pertubuhan Perdagangan Antarabangsa (WTO)|
17 June 2015 - Samirul Ariff bin Othman
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