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.

Newspaper Articles

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Cabaran Mencipta Punca Pertubuhan Ekonomi

23 May 2016 - Dr Zulkiply Omar
Berita Harian

Perintah Gaji Minimum (GM) 2016

16 May 2016 - Emeritus Professor Dr Zakariah Abdul Rashid
Berita Harian

Adakah Komoditi Eksport Utama Malaysia
Menjana Pertumbuhan Ekonomi?

9 May 2016 - Emeritus Professor Dr Zakariah Abdul Rashid
Berita Harian

Unjuran Ekonomi Malaysia, 2016
2 May 2016 - Dr Zulkiply Omar
Berita Harian

Pergolakan Ekonomi Dunia
25 April 2016 - Dr Zulkiply Omar
Berita Harian

Menginstitusikan TPP
18 April 2016 - Dr Zulkiply Omar
Berita Harian

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MIER Presentations

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Corporate Economic Briefing: 21 April 2016

21th Corporate Economic Briefing
Emeritus Professor Dr Zakariah Abdul Rashid

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26 July Thirty-First National Economic Briefing
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18 October Press Conference on Quarterly Survey Results and Malaysian Economic Outlook Third Quarter 2016
MIER, JKR 606 Jalan Bukit Petaling, 50460 Kuala Lumpur
29 - 30 November National Economic Outlook Conference 2017-2018
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