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Read the original article here: Manufacturers regain confidence on economic recovery, says MIER (themalaysianreserve.com)
BUSINESS Conditions Index (BCI) for the fourth quarter of 2021 (4Q21) indicates that manufacturers have begun to regain confidence, said The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER).
According to the research outfit, the 4Q21 index showed a positive outlook, rising by 25 points to settle at 122, well above the 100-point threshold. The index increased by 6.6 points on a year-on-year basis compared to 4Q20.
Read the original article here: Could Malaysia and Thailand be heading into a bout of classic stagflation? | The Malaysian Insight
MEDICAL experts around the world are beginning to say that the Covid-19 crisis is heading into an endemic stage with the emergence of the Omicron variant.
The world is experiencing drags within supply chains, a lethargic recovery in international tourism, and continued pressures on the cost of living from high oil prices. Countries will need to transition from heavy restrictions to protect public health to a basket of measures to kickstart their respective economies.
by AUFA MARDHIAH
read the original article here: More new shopping malls to open this year (themalaysianreserve.com)
NEW major shopping malls are expected to be opening their doors to the public this year, after some were delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic.
This also includes the expansion of existing shopping malls nationwide such as IOI City Mall (ICM) Phase 2 in Putrajaya and Sunway Carnival Mall in Penang.
Unemployment rate to improve to 3.9% in 2022: Kenanga
Research house remains optimistic, but cautiously so due to potential Omicron threat
Read the original article here: Unemployment rate to improve to 3.9% in 2022: Kenanga | Business | The Vibes
KUALA LUMPUR – The country’s unemployment rate is forecast to improve to 3.9% in 2022, said Kenanga Research.
The research house said the recovery momentum is expected to gather pace in 2022 as the economy continues to chart an expansion bolstered by various ongoing support policies and robust external demand.
How HRD Corp’s expansion will enhance the nation’s workforce: Datuk Ariff Farhan Doss
Chief operating officer elucidates why agency needs new identity in light of new roles
Read the original article here: How HRD Corp’s expansion will enhance the nation’s workforce: Datuk Ariff Farhan Doss | Malaysia | The Vibes
KUALA LUMPUR – For many years, the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) has held a reputation for being an agency that collects levies from companies to train the nation’s workforce.
Following its recent rebranding as the Human Resources Development Corporation (HRD Corp), the organisation has expanded its roles to become a multifaceted catalyst in enhancing the national employment ecosystem.
In a recent interview with The Vibes, HRD Corp chief operating officer Datuk Ariff Farhan Doss explained the rationale behind the overhaul, as well as the ambitious plans to move forward.
Read the original article here: https://themalaysianreserve.com/2021/12/08/govt-to-help-msmes-through-free-trade-agreements/
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THE government will intensify efforts in improving market access and opportunities to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) increase sales internationally.
Prime Minister (PM) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the initiative was implemented through government-to-government cooperation, joint-ventures among Asean and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries, as well as other international organisations.