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 drops for the second consecutive quarter to 81.2 points
- Expected Index (EI) lost 12.4 points
- Current Index gained marginally by 0.4 points
- Overall sales and production trending higher but likely to drop in the next quarter
- External orders dipped further
Consumer Sentiments Index
- CSI falls further to 69.8
- Current finances unfavourable
- Income prognosis subdued, job outlook flat
- Expectations of rising prices intensify
- Cautious and selective shopping plans in the pipeline
Malaysian Economic Outlook
The dawn of a new year has brought a glimmer of hope for better economic conditions ahead as OPEC together with some other non-OPEC bigger producers finally agreed on production cut. For the past two years the world economic community was made to believe that oil glut is the source of economic slowdown. Production control appeared to be a sound economic advice to many, against a conventional market economic doctrine of free entry and free exit. In a free market economy, price movement should lead to an allocative efficiency and eventually benefit everyone..
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| Education Key To Sustainable Economic Growth|
30 December 2016 - Dr Zulkiply Omar
| Keadaan Ekonomi 2016: Suatu Pengajaran |
27 December 2016 - Dr Zulkiply Omar
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Survey Results and Malaysian Economic Outlook Fourth Quarter 2016 : 19 January 2017
Press Conference on Quarterly Survey Results and Malaysian Economic Outlook Fourth Quarter 2016
Emeritus Prof Dr Zakariah Abdul Rashid
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