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CME: MALAYSIA MAINTAINS THE 29TH POSITION IN THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY RIGHTS INDEX 2022 DESPITE A DETERIORATION OF THE SCORE

CME: Malaysia maintains the 29th position in the International Property Rights Index 2022 despite a deterioration of the score TUESDAY, 20 September 2022: Malaysia ranks 29 out of 129 countries International Property Rights Index (IPRI) 2022, released by the Property Rights Alliance in Washington, DC. The Center for Market Education is the Malaysian partner for …

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FRASER INSTITUTE AND CME: MALAYSIA RANKS 49 AMONG 165 JURISDICTIONS IN ECONOMIC FREEDOM

FRASER INSTITUTE AND CME: MALAYSIA RANKS 49 AMONG 165 JURISDICTIONS IN ECONOMIC FREEDOM MONDAY, 12 September 2022: Malaysia ranks 49 out of 165 countries and territories included in the Economic Freedom of the World: 2022 Annual Report, released (with an attachment to this message) by the Center for Market Education in conjunction with Canada’s Fraser …

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FRASER INSTITUTE AND CME: HUNDREDS OF STUDIES FIND ECONOMIC FREEDOM IMPROVES PEOPLE’S LIVES

FRASER INSTITUTE AND CME: HUNDREDS OF STUDIES FIND ECONOMIC FREEDOM IMPROVES PEOPLE’S LIVES THURSDAY, 25 August 2022: Economic freedom produces faster economic growth, higher living standards, and even increased happiness as people gain control of their lives, according to a wide-ranging research review released today by the Center for Market Education (CME) and the Fraser …

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FRASER INSTITUTE AND CME: HOW AND WHY TO RESURRECT THE VENERABLE DOING BUSINESS REPORT 

FRASER INSTITUTE AND CME: HOW AND WHY TO RESURRECT THE VENERABLE DOING BUSINESS REPORT WEDNESDAY, 27 JULY 2022: When the World Bank cancelled its Doing Business report last year, it created a massive information void for economists and governments seeking to spur economic growth and reduce poverty, argues Simeon Djankov in a new study charting …

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CME: THE EAC WANTS TO TURN MALAYSIA INTO THE NEXT SOVIET UNION

CME: Price Ceilings and Export Bans Are a Recipe for Inflation and Food Insecurity Tuesday, 14 June 2022: The government announced that it will introduce a moving ceiling price for food items in a bid to strengthen food security, as suggested by the Economic Action Council (EAC). According to a statement, the ceiling price will …

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CME: Price Ceilings and Export Bans Are a Recipe for Inflation and Food Insecurity

CME: Price Ceilings and Export Bans Are a Recipe for Inflation and Food Insecurity WEDNESDAY, 25 MAY 2022: In the past weeks, the Malaysian government issued three measures affecting the poultry industry, in order to try to contain inflation and ensure supply. They are: Price ceilings; Removal of Approved Permits (APs); Export ban. According to …

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CME: Should We Welcome the Interest Rate Increase?

CME: Should We Welcome the Interest Rate Increase? THURSDAY 12 MAY: Yesterday, 11 May 2022, Bank Negara Malaysia unexpectedly raised its benchmark interest rate from an historic low, to cool inflationary pressures as the country continues to recover from the Great Lockdown. BNM raised its overnight policy rate to 2 per cent from a record …

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IDEAS and CME: Where Did the Policy Debate Go?

IDEAS and CME: Where Did the Policy Debate Go? WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL 2022: The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) and the Center for Market Education (CME) express concerns over the limited debate surrounding issues of political economy and the long-term consequences of implemented policies. IDEAS and CME observe that a positive and vibrant …

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CME NEW PAPER: Why Monetary Policy Should Not Avoid Market Price Deflation

CME: WAGES SHOULD BE DETERMINED BY THE MARKET, FOCUS ON EDUCATION AND LABOUR REFORMS TUESDAY 5 APRIL: The Center for Market Education (CME) released its Policy Paper No 4, Why Monetary Policy Should Not Avoid Market Price Deflation, authored by Philipp Bagus (Professor of Economics at University King Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain) and Carmelo Ferlito …

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CME: WAGES SHOULD BE DETERMINED BY THE MARKET, FOCUS ON EDUCATION AND LABOUR REFORMS

CME: WAGES SHOULD BE DETERMINED BY THE MARKET, FOCUS ON EDUCATION AND LABOUR REFORMS MONDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2022: The debate about minimum wage in Malaysia has emerged once again and it is now particularly important at the light of two important facts: 1) mean monthly wages and salaries fell by 9% in 2020, while the median …

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