Business Conditions Index


  • BCI drops for second consecutive quarter to 86.4 points
  • Overall manufacturing sales decline
  • Lower new domestic and export orders
  • Production slow down as expected
  • Domestic sales outlook bleak
  • Lower expected production and expected foreign sales

Consumer Sentiments Index


  • CSI sinks to new low of 70.2
  • Current incomes deteriorate
  • Financial expectations a shade better, job outlook yawns
  • Trepidations of higher prices moderating
  • Shopping plans on low gear

Malaysian Economic Outlook


Looking back at official publications for long-term economic and social development plans, national unity, peace and security are undisputedly the ultimate goals of Malaysia, while structural adjustment programs and stabilization measures are the policy actions, implemented through a variety of instruments to ensure that these long-term goals are ultimately achieved. Meanwhile, the welfare (social wellbeing) of the rakyat as a whole and racial ties are the guiding lights, achieved through a long period of political stability, enhanced harmony and a high degree of racial and religious tolerance, thereby allowing the country to successfully progressed since independence in 1957. Of greater significance, Malaysia has been able to successfully weathered adverse external economic shocks, particularly the Asian financial crisis in 1997/1998 and most recently, the global economic and financial crisis in 2008/2009. Another key milestone that will be achieved, is that Malaysia has not much problem in graduating to a high income economy, according to the latest study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB, ADF2015). Economic development is a continuing process and therefore, income metric alone is not deemed a significant achievement, especially for resource-rich countries, like Malaysia. Most importantly, Malaysia has met her obligations under millennium development goals (MDGs, 2015) and recently adopted the United Nations Agenda for sustainable development (Agenda 2030), while working hard on climate change initiatives. Despite these stellar performances, intergenerational equity, income distribution, social protection and access to education and skills remain key challenges for the Malaysian economy, according to latest country profile on key performance indicators (KPI), compiled by the World Economic Forum. These challenges are important for enhancing national unity, peace, security and most important of all, political stability.

Newspaper Articles

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Pra-Bajet 2016

19 October 2015 - Dr Zulkiply Omar

Berita Harian

Perjanjian Perkongsian Trans-Pasifik

12 October 2015 - Dr Zulkiply Omar

Berita Harian

Kesan Pembangunan Ekonomi Terhadap Individu

30 September 2015 - Dr Zulkiply Omar

Berita Harian

Rantaian Nilai Global

23 September 2015 - Dr Zulkiply Omar

Berita Harian

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National Economic Outlook Conference 2016-2017

Malaysian Economic Outlook
Emeritus Professor Dr Zakariah Abdul Rashid

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