Economy

Central bank raises overnight policy rate
As expected by the industry, Bank Negara Malaysia on Jan 25 raised the OPR by 25 basis points.
Week in Review: Southeast Asia is a hot region and part of a sexy acronym
Patrick Grove reiterates that Southeast Asia is hot and happening, driven by mobile and new Chinese investment. Whose to argue.
Week in Review: #mydigitalmaker boosts Malaysia’s efforts to keep up
Secondary school kids in Malaysia to be exposed to coding via Design Technology/Comp Science Computational thinking methodology as part of teaching tool kit expands to more teachers  
What’s Next: Who's to say the ‘big fish’ can’t be fast and nimble?
What's Next speaker from Maybank challenge notion that big fish can't be fast and nimble or grow to be bigger. But Brick & Mortars do face generational challenge understanding digital innovation.
Week in Review: Singapore gears its SMEs for a Digital Economy
Governments in Southeast Asia would do well to learn from how Singapore is pushing its SMEs to be ready for a Digital Economy.
Experian appoints Mohan Jayaraman to lead APAC expansion for DA, BI
EXPERIAN promotes its MD for India, Mohan Jayaraman, into the newly created role of regional MD Asia Pacific for decisions analytics (DA), business information services (BI) and data.
‘You may become irrelevant in the blink of an eye’
Accenture’s new country managing director, Azwan Baharuddin, talks to Karamjit Singh about digital disruption and the steady hand of Accenture.
Malaysia’s budget cuts: IT sector to feel the pain
The Malaysian Government’s move to cut its growth forecast and revise its national budget for 2015 to take into account tumbling global crude oil prices is expected to have an impact on several areas in the ICT sector, according to industry observers.
Malaysian business confidence back to post-election highs: ACCA
Malaysia has been one of the few major markets to have genuinely recovered in the second quarter of 2014, according to the largest economic survey of finance professionals around the world organised by the ACCA and IMA.
Malaysian business confidence up, dark clouds on horizon
A combination of rising business opportunities and improved demand and cash-flow conditions encouraged Malaysia’s businesses to invest more in capital and staff in the last quarter of 2013, however there are dark clouds on the horizon, warned the ACCA and IMA.
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