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TIGER is the acronym to Technology based Industrialization for Growth and Economic Reform (TIGER) MIER Industry Research Bureau aims to conduct strategic research, undertake intelligence reports and provide advice. The immediate engagement will be of conducting background research on the traditional engines of growth, such as oil & gas, plantation, semiconductor and service sectors. By connecting the dots in these verticals, it will give us an in-depth understanding of current developments as these analytics will lay out fresh frameworks or methodologies for the respective organizations. Concurrently ‘Special Projects’ will be organized so as to support the TIGER arrangement. The identified special projects are B40 Initiative, Women in Development, Disruptive Technology, Aviation and the Hydrogen Economy.

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Latest Quarterly Reports

Business Conditions Index: 3Q 2019

Index slips to lowest level since 2008

  • Index slips to lowest level since 2008
  • Sales decrease further
  • Dip in domestic and external orders
  • Production volume sluggish
  • Capacity utilization decline

Consumer Sentiments Index: 3Q 2019

Bracing for belt tightening

  • CSI falls to 84, lowest reading since 3Q19
  • Current finances less favourable
  • Weak job outlook weighs on income expectations
  • Consumers from low-income group, rural areas and eastern region most ansious about rising prices
  • Shopping plans limited by flagginf purchasing power

Malaysian Economic Outlook

The Malaysian economy is estimated to grow by 4.7% in 2018 pending the fourth quarter results. There are more data available pointing towards a moderation in growth for this year as we have projected earlier. The global economy continues to grow at a moderate pace amid a brittle demand and lessened trade flows. There are growing risks to the global growth tilted to the downside, predominantly due to factors related to trade policy uncertainty and weakening financial market sentiments. There are still lingering uncertainty in trade directions when the ceasefire on the US-China trade war ends on the 1st March 2019. The mounting trade tensions together with other emerging concerns, including slower growth than expected in emerging market economies and the US government shutdown, are causing instability in the financial market..

Business Conditions Survey

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. The survey findings are used to supplement the availability of quantitative information from conventional sources. A Business Conditions Index is constructed from the survey results which gives advance information that permits inferences to be drawn regarding emerging economic trends.

Consumer Sentiments Survey

The Survey of Consumer Sentiments, initiated in January 1987, is a series of surveys conducted quarterly on a sample of over 1200 households in Peninsular Malaysia to gauge consumer spending trends and sentiments. Consumer behaviour reflects income level and general economic conditions. Together with the business conditions survey, findings of this survey relating to consumer spending are incorporated into MIER's short-term economic outlook report.

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Tan Sri datuk dr kamal salih

Head of Research

Dr SHankaran nambiar

Assistant Director

Elayne Yee Siew Lin

Senior Research Fellow

Professor Dr Jamal Othman

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