The Importance of Financial Inclusion

Medium, small, and micro enterprises (MSMEs) make up 99% of total business in Malaysia. MSMEs also employ north of 7 million people, or, a staggering 65% of the employed population.    To quote SME Corporation Malaysia’s definition, “it refers to firms with sales turnover not exceeding RM20 million OR number of full-time employees not exceeding […]

Watch out for Derivative Bombs in 2023

Introduction “In my view, derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction, carrying dangers that, while now latent, are potentially lethal.” Warren Buffett One still remembers the disastrous Global Financial Crisis (GFC) that happened over a decade ago and its ramifications that spurs reminiscence about undermined and proliferation of unregulated financial derivatives during that time. The […]

The strengthening of the dollar and its effects on emerging markets

The Dollar has just gone up by around 19%, according to the Dollar Index (DXY), which is measures the strength of the USD relative to a basket of other foreign currencies. This simply means that it is now more expensive to buy dollars, and dollars can buy more of other currencies. To put things into […]

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