Navigating the Financial Maze: Insights from A Maverick Fund Manager

Introduction Venture capital, private equity, investment banking, fund management are some examples of jargon that is commonly used among students pursuing business courses but their actual operations and inner workings may be rather obscure. As such, FLY: Malaysia seeks to shed some light on these with an exclusive interview with Mr Ng Zhu Hann and […]

An eye on Japan and the Bank of Japan: A Regime Switch

Introduction The Japanese economy is often found to be intricate, complicated, and confounded, characterised by headlines like the lost decades, deflation, sluggishness, and a low-desire society. It is still one of the largest economies, trailing behind only the United States and the People’s Republic of China, despite the fact that the economy has barely grown […]

Unravelling the Future: Navigating the Cryptocurrency Landscape

Introduction In an era defined by rapidly evolving digital landscapes and decentralised financial innovations, cryptocurrencies have emerged as a disruptive force, challenging traditional notions of money and finance. A cryptocurrency is a form of digital or virtual currency protected by cryptography, making it nearly impossible to forge or double spend. The majority of cryptocurrencies operate […]

Sales and Service Tax (SST) Tax Explained

The implementation and management of Sales and Service Tax (SST) is crucial for governments to generate revenue. However, its efficiency, equity, and consequences for businesses and consumers differ widely, leading to continuous discussions and examination within fiscal policy.   The Introduction of SST  A tax is a mandatory payment imposed by the government to generate […]

What would Happen if We Banned Billionaires?

“I can’t help the poor if I’m one of them. So I got rich and gave back. To me, that’s the win, win.” – Jay-Z.   Rockefeller was the first billionaire ever documented, owing to his ownership of Standard Oil. Over the last several decades, numerous people have followed in his footsteps, achieving fortune that […]

The Final Economic Frontier? An Overview of Malaysia in the New Space Economy

“A passion for exploration is the fuel to an innovative economy” – Neil deGrasse Tyson Growing up to become an astronaut is a childhood dream for many. For centuries, space has ignited a sense of adventure and exploration in the public, fuelling our imagination as we seek to understand our place in the universe. Nonetheless, […]

The AI Wave and Its Impact On Financial Markets

Note: This is an explainer of the current financial trends for purely educational and informative purposes, and is not meant as investment advice.  Introduction In June 2020, Open-AI finally released Chat-GPT 3, after numerous iterations and significant improvements from the previous models. Despite not being the first within the publicly accessible AI software space, Chat-GPT […]

Understanding the nature of Central Bank Independence

Economic growth, the ultimate goal of nations, is a multifaceted concept that encompasses various indicators like GDP growth, wages, and state revenue. However, at the heart of sustainable growth lies stability, particularly in the realms of prices and currencies. Central banks play a pivotal role in achieving this equilibrium, ensuring that economic growth is not […]

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