Research & Publication

Sep 24, 2022
Positive 1H property market data trends

THE recently released property market data for the first half of 2022 (1H22) by the National Property Information Centre (Napic) showed that...

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Sep 17, 2022
Whither the ringgit?

With the ringgit passing the RM4.50 mark to the mighty US dollar, questions have been asked as to where the ringgit is headed, as it has...

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Sep 03, 2022
Budget 2023: Strategising for the future

Budget 2023 – which was initially planned to be tabled on Oct 28, has now been brought forward to Oct 7, a full three weeks in advance of its...

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Aug 27, 2022
Privatisation on the horizon?

Malaysia’s most unloved sector in recent times must surely be the glove sector as all the glove producers have seen the share prices...

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Aug 20, 2022
Positive GDP outlook

The stronger than expected second quarter (2Q22) gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 8.9% was certainly a welcome relief for Malaysia...

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Aug 13, 2022
The devil is in the detail

Startups as the name suggests are new companies coming to market to disrupt the conventional and old ways of how a product is sold to the customer.....

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Jul 30, 2022
Stuck between a rock and a hard place

Post-Covid-19, one of the biggest issues faced globally is the shortage of workers as industries and businesses, which had previously either scaled down....

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Jul 23, 2022
All for a fairer takeover code

Last week, Cycle & Carriage Bintang’s (CCB) major shareholder, Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd (JCCL), launched its third attempt to take the company private....

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Jul 19, 2022
A Smoke Free Malaysia

A Strategic Policy Paper to Address the Feasibility of Curtailing Cigarettes Consumption in Malaysia

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Jul 16, 2022
Inflation-induced US dollar rally ends

At the time of writing, the Bloomberg Commodity Index (BCOM), which tracks 23 exchange-traded contracts on physical commodities, was last observed at US$111.72 (RM496.85)....

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Jul 09, 2022
Robust growth for chip industry

At the recent Semicon South-East Asia 2022 held in Penang, various papers and projections were made on the semiconductor sector as experts weigh...

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Jul 02, 2022
Navigating a near perfect storm

As global markets ended the first half on a relatively sour note, market strategists and economists are now busy plotting their respective market...

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Jun 25, 2022
An "AAA' move?

The Malaysian rating agency business is dominated by two distinct and important companies – RAM Holdings Bhd and Malaysian Rating Corp Bhd (MARC)...

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Jan 21, 2022
A Smoke Free Malaysia

A Game - Changer For Malaysian Smoking Issues

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Oct 06, 2021
Winning The War On Tobacco Black Market

A Strategic Policy Paper Addressing Key Challenges to Overcome Illicit trade

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Oct 04, 2021
DARE's MD Interview on TV3 Discussing Illicit Trade in Malaysia

Ketirisan daripada ekonomi gelap, khususnya perdagangan rokok seludup mengakibatkan kerajaan kehilangan lebih RM5 bilion hasil cukai tidak dikutip, setiap tahun.

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May 22, 2021
Climate change is real

IN the newly updated Malaysian Code of Corporate Governance 2021 (MCCG 2021), the sustainability issue has taken...

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May 08, 2021
Wanted – Independent and women directors

MCCG was first introduced in 2000 and along with the changing corporate landscape and financial scandals that came along with it...

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March 20, 2021
A debt is a debt

WHEN Bank Negara released the fourth quarter (Q4) and 2020 gross domestic product (GDP) data about a month ago...

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Feb 04, 2021
Vape: An opportune avenue to contribute exponentially towards economic growth

THE Malaysian economy is still reeling from the ongoing uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Jan 07, 2021
Making The Case For Cheaper Cigarettes In Malaysia

Suggested that halving tobacco taxes to curb the black market as 64% of cigarettes sold in the country...

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Dec 17, 2020
Price solution, enforcement to stop tobacco black market

A very taxing year is about to come to a close. The new year brings about hope of an end to the global health crisis...

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July 17, 2020
Corporates see red over black market

This year, due to Covid-19 as well as economic contraction of about 3.5% as expected by consensus estimates, it is...

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June 15, 2020
Investing in the economic recovery

IT has been a month since the Malaysian economy was kick-started under the Conditional Movement Control ...

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April 23, 2020
More Malaysians expected to buy contraband ciggies during MCO — survey

The number of Malaysians turning to illegal cigarettes is expected to rise further following the Covid-19 pandemic....

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