EMD economies bracing for more challenges

While the recent surge in ex­ports and strengthening demand across most economies have buoyed expectations that the global economy is on an upward growth trajectory this year, the external environment of emerging market and developing (EMD) economies is set to be­come more challenging in the medium term. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest outlook publication has de­scribed it as a “less travelled and complicated” external environ­ment for the EMD economies.

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Embracing automation, innovation and disruptive technologies

The planned launch of the world’s first Digital Free Trade Zone in Malaysia in March this year has sparked interest not only among the wider public as consumers but also among technopreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) interested to tap the domestic and international e-commerce opportunities.

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Education Ministry upset over news portal’s misquotation of Harvard professor’s remarks on M’sian higher learning

The Education Ministry has expressed regret over how the opinions of Harvard researcher Prof Lant Pritchett, on the state of higher education in Malaysia, was wrongly characterised in the headline of a news portal recently.

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