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 gains 5.8 points quarter-on-quarter, but loses 8.1 points year-on-year
- Index remains below threshold level at 92.9 points
- Higher sales, domestic orders, expected production and expected export sales
- Lower production output, export orders, capital investment and capacity utilization
- Near-term outlook is positive, production and orders to gain traction
Consumer Sentiments Index
- CSI up 9.1 points to 72.9, still below threshold level of confidence
- Current finances flat
- Job outlook clouds expected incomes
- Apprehension over rising prices moderating
- Less clout in consumer spending plans
Malaysian Economic Outlook
This year started with a glimmer hope of global economic recovery after the lacklustre performance of last year. Economies are gathering the broken pieces and trying to put their house in order preparing a trajectory for better recovery this year. All economies in the world are watching each other's moves with full of hope, as the degrees of dependency among the world economies are higher than ever. All in all, this year is expected to be a better year with all the numbers are pointing to a stronger footing recovery. The momentum is expected to continue until next year.
Articles are in pdf format and are available for download.
| Cabaran Mencipta Punca Pertubuhan Ekonomi|
23 May 2016 - Dr Zulkiply Omar
| Perintah Gaji Minimum (GM) 2016|
16 May 2016 - Emeritus Professor Dr Zakariah Abdul Rashid
| Adakah Komoditi Eksport Utama Malaysia|
Menjana Pertumbuhan Ekonomi?
9 May 2016 - Emeritus Professor Dr Zakariah Abdul Rashid
| Unjuran Ekonomi Malaysia, 2016|
2 May 2016 - Dr Zulkiply Omar
| Pergolakan Ekonomi Dunia|
25 April 2016 - Dr Zulkiply Omar
| Menginstitusikan TPP|
18 April 2016 - Dr Zulkiply Omar
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Presentations are in pdf format and are available for download.
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