Malaysia Focus 2024 – Steady as she goes, says StanChart Bank
Domestic demand to remain a key growth driver with RM expected to outperform Core inflation to remain benign, Bank Negara to maintain Overnight Policy Rate at 3.0%
IT salaries in Malaysia show largest % jump according to Pikom’s Economic and Digital Job Market Outlook 2023
Digital economy growth of 25.5% projected in 2024, ahead of national target Pikom also sees an annual average growth rate of 6.45% over a 10-year period
Environmental Protection Expenditure report shows that Malaysia is alarmingly missing the forest for the trees
Loss of tree cover 2010-2021 has cost nation 4.99Gt of CO2 emissions Carbon estimate from 2019 puts US$250bil price just to offset same amount
Pikom signals caution in economic outlook for Malaysia in 2023
BNM expects sustained domestic demand & spending to continue anchoring growth Pikom sees need to be cautious over strong and sustained headwinds in months ahead
AWS study shines spotlight on value of digital skills for workers and countries
76% APAC firms accept digital certifications as substitutes for bachelor’s Firms that hire advanced digital workers have 150% higher revenues
How this fintech is leading the charge for financial inclusion across Southeast Asia
 Advantage to Boost with its incumbency & proven capability to operate at scale Almost RM2 bil in loans disbursed to MSMEs across Malaysia and Indonesia
MoT - ‘unsung heroes’ of Malaysia’s growing competitiveness as a regional tech hub
MyIX hails Ministry of Transport’s commitment as reassuring to foreign investors Every 10% increase in international bandwidth per user sees 0.24% GDP increase
SME contribution to Malaysian GDP rises to 38.3%, valued at US$126.3b
SME GDP growth outperforms overall GDP growth of 4.7% in 2018 (2017: 5.7%).
Cradle contributes substantially to country’s GDP and jobs
Cradle impact study conducted with Help University underlines its contribution to Malaysia from 2008 to 2016.
Digital economy and automation to impact Malaysian labour market
Some stickiness expected in labour market due to growing digital economy.
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