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A Leap For The Industry, A Leap For The Nation

Last week, the government announced the Malaysian automotive industry’s leap into the future. It is an initiative that would take Malaysia into the next technological phase, spurred by Connected Mobility at the core of the industry – redefining the automotive sector as the Mobility Industry. Connected Mobility is Malaysia’s new direction in our industrialisation process. […]

Early Mover Advantage in Connected Mobility

Malaysia’s industrialisation has come a long way and been explained extensively in this column. It has admittedly been a rollercoaster journey for our industrial sector as we were working in the shadow of countries and markets that started almost a century ahead of us. As we progresses further and further, we reach that peak of […]

Continuity and Consistency of Economic Thinking

Since the National Automotive Policy 2014 (NAP2014) was announced, we saw a rapid transition in the development of the automotive industry. While it was a tall order for many at the beginning, and while we were not spared from criticism from many angles, the results spoke for itself. The first two years were perhaps the […]

Roles, Contributions in Country’s Progress

Perhaps you’ve noticed when your distant family, the ones you don’t meet as often, talk about how different you look (or weigh) when you meet them at those not-so-often family gatherings. Reunions between long-lost friends and family are such time capsules. At the point of the re-acquaintance, your previous memories of them instantly disappear, emerging […]

Adapting To The Volatility of The World Order

Recent news reports have pointed to the change in dynamics of the world economic order. While many democracies assert their believe that their system of governance is inseparable from the market economy, their relationship with the populated countries is somewhat principally subject to economic pragmatism, which often forces choices that lead to the greatest good […]

The Symbiosis Between Consumers and Businesses

The world is currently discussing the concept of a circular economy. In a nutshell, the circular economy refers to the re-imagination of business models in which resources are finite, and must be harvested from within the existing system without consuming more natural resources. This would need the redefinition of business models and approaches, and the […]

The Self-Regulation of Mature Markets

The liberal market ideology is often depicted as the overarching power of corporations over the unassuming consumers. In its ideal form, market forces determine prices based on the elasticity of supply and demand, and both consumer and business meet their goals when both these factors reach a price equilibrium. While pricing interventions by the government […]