As the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, all segments registered improving trends especially those with low base effects and real wage growth is encouraging
Financial markets are facing a confluence of headwinds this year not seen in a generation," says Paul Lorentz, CEO, Manulife Investment Managemen
Digital economy spending will rise by 121% by 2026, and digital payments will grow to 92% of total digital economy payments by 2026, up from 80% in 2020.
Total trade growth moderated to +31.4%yoy in Sep-22, but the total trade value remained above RM250b for the fourth straight month. Exports grew further at +30.1%yoy (Aug-22: +48.1%yoy), maintaining double-digit growth for the 14th consecutive month.
It is encouraging that NESZ’s sales momentum remained resilient in the midst of weaker consumer sentiment in 3Q22, says Maybank
Given the sustained macroeconomic growth and rising underlying price pressures, we maintain our projection that BNM will continue to adjust OPR higher to a more normal level at the monetary policy meeting next week.
Another long-term challenge is the need for progress on climate change. It's been a prominent topic of discussion throughout the Annual Meetings, he adds.