PRESS ROOM 2021 P2

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2021

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ASTRO Awani: Segerakan proses vakinasi

With considerable vaccine hesitancy among our society and the increasing cases of COVID-19, here are 5 key strategies the government should take on boosting public confidence. News in Malay.

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Covid-19 containment strategy needs a change

Instead of having stricter restrictions to deal with the rising case numbers, our Economic Advisor, Frederik Paulus explains how government funds should be spent to tackle the pandemic.

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Malaysia’s Economic Recovery Remains Elusive without Clear Plans to Address Downside Risks

Adding to the chorus of caution surrounding BNM’s optimistic GDP growth projections is the ADB’s recent growth estimate of 6% for Malaysia in 2021 at the lower bound of BNM’s range. Indeed, given the low vaccination rates and rising case numbers suggestive of a fourth wave, recovery remains elusive without clear plans to address downside risks. With this in mind, our Economics Team will be introducing 10 strategies to rebuild Malaysia better and address the downside risks to growth.

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Think tank questions Bank Negara’s over-optimistic growth forecast

A recent Bank Negara report forecasts GDP growth of 6-7.5% for 2021. In response, the REFSA research team has raised questions about the assumptions underlying the estimate. This is because the downside economic risks are stronger than acknowledged, and actual GDP may be lower than forecast.

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Kerajaan masih ada ruang fiskal untuk perkenal suntikan baharu – Badan pemikir

Jaideep Singh, penyelidik REFSA berpendapat kerajaan perlu memperkenalkan suntikan baharu untuk menggalakkan penggunaan dan pelaburan swasta bagi memulihkan ekonomi negara. Suntikan baharu ini lebih penting berbanding dakwaan tidak berasas Perdana Menteri yang menyatakan kerajaan tidak mempunyai banyak wang selepas berbelanja untuk COVID-19.

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