After more than a year of managing the impacts of the pandemic, the balance between lives and livelihoods remains a challenging policy objective. The economy and the broader society face new risks with more deadly virus variants creating a new dynamic to virus containment. Business continuity is facing new threats amid a slower than anticipated pace of vaccinations. From a broader perspective, additional business challenges have arisen on the back of ongoing supply chain shortages (especially in the computer chips sector), commodity price surges, and the uncertainties of fiscal policy support which will likely be scaled back later this year. Although some bright spots of resilience have come through and some beneficial structural advancements have been accelerated -- such as the digitalisation movement and sustainable development initiatives -- various economic uncertainties affect short-term performance and the medium-term growth trajectory. Needless to say, the expectations of the Malaysian economy returning to pre-pandemic levels seem a little further down the road than initially projected.
In this discussion, we aim to focus on how the economic recovery is panning out in Malaysia and how it compares with our expert panel's initial expectations, from both a macroeconomic and sector-level perspective. We will also assess the factors that have supported economic performance, and those that have held it back. Our discussion will touch on thematic issues such as investments, technology adoption and government policy, which are instrumental in driving the longer-term growth trajectory. The goal is to give you a macro-level understanding of how the economy is doing so you can make your plans accordingly.
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