TV & MEDIA APPEARANCE
TV & MEDIA APPEARANCE
New government: Adopt new strategy, focus on lives and livelihoods (Dr Carmelo Ferlito, 19/8/2021)
New government: Adopt new strategy, focus on lives and livelihoods. What can the new govt do to bring Malaysia out of the pandemic crisis? ‘Introduce a targeted GST, invest heavily in healthcare", says Dr Carmelo Ferlito from Centre for Market Education.
Self testing is key to detecting Covid-19 early, with Dr Carmelo Ferlito (12 August 2021)
The little self-test kit may not seem like much, but it may well help the country’s economic recovery process and allow businesses to operate as usual if used on a weekly basis, says a think tank. The Center for Market Education (CME) says self-testing is key to detecting Covid-19 earlier so people can isolate themselves faster and get medical attention before more severe symptoms set in. “Frequent testing will also create peace of mind, especially for workers, knowing that they are in a safe working environment,” said CME chief executive Carmelo Ferlito.
2021 outlook likely to remain bleak for some time (with Dr Carmelo Ferlito, 6/8/2021)
An economist has blamed bad policies and political tension for the flight of funds from Bursa Malaysia. Center for Market Education CEO Carmelo Ferlito said the outlook was likely to remain bleak for some time.c
Lack of clarity, direction worry businesses, say economists (with Dr Carmelo Ferlito, 5/8/2021)
The economy will suffer from any delay in a vote of confidence in Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, according to two economists.
Taking on more debt to finance aid packages a feasible option, say economists (FMT, 24/7/2021)
Economists say taking on more debt to finance aid packages is a feasible option if the government is low on funds.
Jika terus batal projek mega, negara berisiko hilang keyakinan pemegang taruh, kata pakar
Sebarang keputusan kerajaan untuk menamatkan projek mega atau perkhidmatan kontraktornya akan membawa akibat serius bagi syarikat tempatan dalam jangka panjang, kata seorang pakar pengangkutan.
Covid-19 impact: World Bank lowers Malaysia’s GDP growth forecast (with Dr C. Ferlito, 24/6/2021)
After the World Bank tempered its earlier growth projection for Malaysia, revising its expected GDP forecast from 6% to 4.5%, economists say the government must revise its economic policies to account for the less-than-expected growth.
Lockdowns are the biggest impediment to economic recovery, say experts (with Dr C Ferlito, 8/7/2021)
Prof Geoffrey Williams and Dr Carmelo Ferlito agree that lockdowns are the biggest impediment to economic recovery.
Ahli ekonomi perjelas halangan pemulihan ekonomi (with Dr Carmelo Ferlito, 6/7/2021)
Pakar ekonomi berkata negara masih dalam dilema dengan langkah seterusnya yang akan dilakukan Putrajaya untuk memulihkan kemusnahan akibat pandemik.
Economists question lack of strategy to spur recovery (with Dr Carmelo Ferlito, 29/6/2021)
Two economists (Dr Carmelo Ferlito and Goh Lim Thye) have questioned the lack of a government strategy to guide economic recovery, in the wake of the latest Pemulih relief package announced yesterday.
Is The Pemulih Aid Package Enough? (with Dr Carmelo Ferlito, 29/6/2021)
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced an RM150 billion aid package yesterday, called Pemulih. This is the largest package announced since the very first Prihatin package at the start of the pandemic- but is it enough to cushion the impact of Covid-19? BFM 89.9 discussed this with Dr Carmelo Ferlito, CEO of the Center for Market Education to find out.
Increasing lockdowns have taken a toll on the poor (FMT, 21/6/2021)
A poverty expert said that increasing lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic have lead to many in the informal sector and the self-employed losing their jobs and incomes.
World Bank Revises Malaysia's GDP Growth Forecast, with Dr Carmelo Ferlito (24/6/2021)
World Bank Revises Malaysia's GDP Growth Forecast, an interview of BFM 89.9 with Dr Carmelo Ferlito, CEO of the Center for Market Education
Economic impact of prolonged school closure, with Dr Carmelo Ferlito (2/6/2021)
A study published by the Center for Market Education and Bait Al-Amanah found that closure of schools cost Malaysia RM80 billion a year while employees face monetary loss of up to RM2000 per person. Dr Carmelo Ferlito from Center for Market Education talks about those figures and outlines measures to reopen schools safely.
Are Lockdowns the Way to Fight Covid-19?, with Dr Carmelo Ferlito (21/5/2021)
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will chair a meeting later today to discuss a full-scale nationwide MCO. We speak to Dr Carmelo Ferlito, CEO of Center for Market Education, for his views on lockdowns, how to tackle and manage the pandemic, and the economic implications.
Employment dilemma as Covid-19 rages (The Star TV, 20 May 2021)
Various industry groups are urging the government to avoid imposing a total lockdown and the closure of non-essential businesses.
A clear long-term game plan needed to address Covid-19 situation (FMT, 18/5/2021)
A former deputy minister and an economist called on Putrajaya to draw up a clear long-term game plan to address the Covid-19 situation. A former deputy minister and an economist have told Putrajaya to draw up a clear game plan to address the Covid-19 situation in the long term, saying the country cannot afford to keep going through lockdowns. Dr Lee Boon Chye, the former deputy health minister, and Carmelo Ferlito, CEO of the Center for Market Education, said the lockdowns were costly for businesses, employers and workers.
Generational loans solution to home ownership?, with Dr Carmelo Ferlito (14/5/2021)
Generational loans solution to home ownership? The Malaysian government wants to help B40s own a home through generational loans. BMF came out with a proposal. Is this the right approach? Farhana Sheikh (Awani Tonight) speaks to Dr Carmelo Ferlito, CEO of the Center for Market Education and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tax Reform, A Necessity But Is There The Will? (with Dr Carmelo Ferlito, 20/4/2021)
With the multiple stimulus packages rolled out by the Malaysian government to create jobs and revive the economy, questions arise as to how it should be paid for. Is the solution perhaps not new taxes but a reform of the taxation system? Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh, Chairman of Tricor Malaysia and Carmelo Ferlito, CEO of Center for Market Education (CME) weigh in with their suggestions.
COVID-19 | Sekatan pergerakan bukan pemutus rantaian wabak - CME (19/4/2021)
Kerajaan perlu akui bahawa pencegahan wabak COVID-19 menerusi pendekatan 'satu polisi untuk semua' adalah tidak berkesan. Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif, Pusat Pendidikan Pasaran (CME), Dr Carmelo Ferlito berkata sudah tiba masa kerajaan melaksanakan strategi yang lebih bersasar.