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  • Malaysia’s 2018 Budget: Balancing Short Term Needs and Long Term Imperatives 

    Leng, Yeah Kim (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-11-24)
    The 2018 Budget for Malaysia was unveiled by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, in Parliament on 27 October 2017. The budget was crafted with a clear sight on a general election that must be called by August 2018. ...
  • Johor Survey 2017: Johorean Views on Iskandar Malaysia and Investments in Johor 

    Rahman, Serina (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-11-08)
    This Perspective examines the results of a study commissioned by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute and conducted by the Merdeka Center. This is a follow-up to an earlier survey commissioned in 2013 that also sought the views of Johore residents on myriad ...
  • Southeast Asia Worries over Growing Economic Dependence on China 

    Das, Sanchita Basu (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-11-03)
    This Perspective analyses the trade and investment relations that Southeast Asian economies have with China and compares these to those they have with the US, Japan, the EU and South Korea.4 The paper concludes that although China has leverage in terms ...
  • RCEP’s Strategic Opportunity 

    Cook, Malcolm; Das, Sanchita Basu (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-10-16)
    The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), now being negotiated between ASEAN and its six existing trade agreement partners 2 , is an opportunity of underappreciated global significance. If the negotiations are successfully concluded and ...

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