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  • Over the past three decades, the Malaysian economy has been experiencing economic growth, but at the same time inundated by a deterioration of overall fiscal balance and consequently a rise in national debt. As a country that has faced persistent fiscal deficits for the last 16 years, Malaysia now needs more fiscal space and a plausible fiscal sustainability plan that would place its economy on a trajectory to a higher growth path. Its budget deficit in 2013 stood at 4% of GDP while federal government debt stands at 53% of GDP ...

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  • Authors: Othman, Azura (2017)

  • Malaysia needs more fiscal space to manoeuver and safeguard growth under current challenging economic condition. The current persistent deficit and high leverage has raised concerns about the sustainability of Malaysia's fiscal position. Amid the above concerns, measures that have been taken by the Government thus far; mainly in the form of subsidy rationalization and the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST); although required, have not been popular among the masses, and ineffective if the Government does not reign in its operating expenditure and borrowing. Increasing borrowing further via bond issuance or long-term government borrowing increases vulnerability, adds inter...

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  • Authors: Othman, Azura (2015)

  • Over the past three decades, the Malaysian economy has been experiencing economic growth, but at the same time inundated by a deterioration of overall fiscal balance and consequently a rise in national debt. As a country that has faced persistent fiscal deficits for the last 16 years, Malaysia now needs more fiscal space and a plausible fiscal sustainability plan that would place its economy on a trajectory to a higher growth path. Its budget deficit in 2013 stood at 4% of GDP while federal government debt stands at 53% of GDP ...

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  • Newsletter & Bulletin


  • Authors: Othman, Azura (2017)

  • Malaysia needs more fiscal space to manoeuver and safeguard growth under current challenging economic condition. The current persistent deficit and high leverage has raised concerns about the sustainability of Malaysia's fiscal position. Amid the above concerns, measures that have been taken by the Government thus far; mainly in the form of subsidy rationalization and the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST); although required, have not been popular among the masses, and ineffective if the Government does not reign in its operating expenditure and borrowing. Increasing borrowing further via bond issuance or long-term government borrowing increases vulnerability, adds inter...