The government needs to also think of long term economic revitalisation

牛津经济学院的报告指出,仰赖中国游客的泰国在中国实施禁止人民出国旅游后,其国内的旅游业受到重创,同时也影响了旅游业占国内总生产值(GDP)高达25%的菲律宾。 新加坡今年的全年经济增长率预估为0.5%至2.5%,这是考虑到贸易战争之后的数据,新冠肺炎是政府始料未及的变数。 而在经济学中,需求与供给是最基本的要素,当需求大量降低,就会发生经济衰退,尤其马来西亚这一类较为依赖国际出口以及国际贸易的国家势必会受到一定的冲击。 我觉得,经济振兴配套自然是其中一个能止住颓势的方式之一,但也只能解决燃眉之急,政府需要思考的是更长远的经济计划。 According to a report by the Oxford Institute of Economics, Thailand’s domestic tourism, which largely relies on Chinese tourists, has been hit hard after China implemented a travel ban. The sudden halt in tourism also affects the Philippines, where the industry accounts for up to 25% of GDP. Singapore ’s annual […]

The lessons we learn from SARS and COVID-19

新冠肺炎所带来的冲击比我们想像中巨大,比起SARS所带来的冲击,这一次的影响尤为严重。 世界卫生组织(WHO)估计,在这一波疫情当中,全球的经济损失超过300亿美元(1200亿令吉)。 中国本土面临了居高不下的失业率,受到疫情的冲击,企业停工停产多,亦有许多产业由于承受不住巨大的冲击而倒闭,而文体娱乐、餐饮住宿、商品批发等服务受到严重的冲击,而对比中国约有7亿劳动人口的数据来看,2月份中国做出一项就业统计的数据显示,中国面临约有6.2%的失业率,按照这个数据,约有4500万人失去了工作。 不仅中国,世界另一经济强国美国已面临了经济重创。 美国的失业率屡屡创新高,从上周的328万到4月2日的670万,已经可以看到本次的经济冲击的威力,而美国的确诊人数正以惊人的数字飙升,这也为经济复苏蒙上一层阴影。 而在亚洲其他强国例如韩国、日本也实施了严厉的防疫政策,这些严厉的防疫政策在某程度上会大量消耗金钱,为政府带来了不小的经济负担。 而东南亚更是首当其冲,尤其民航铁路以及餐饮业、旅游业更是萎靡不振。 全世界的企业都必须从本次疫情中吸取经验,做好远观的防范政策,毕竟从SARS到新冠肺炎即可得知,病毒绝对可以击败任何一个强劲的经济。 The corona virus has hit us in ways we did not imagine. Compared to SARS, this is a much more serious crisis. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that global economic losses during this outbreak have exceeded US $ 30 billion (RM 120 billion). China faces high […]

I believe that this too shall pass, and there will be light at the end of the tunnel

如同过去的每一个生日,我向上帝许了愿,希望爱我的人与我爱的人都能健康幸福,而今年,我也向上帝多许一个愿望,我希望全人类能安全度过这一次的灾难,希望所有协助抗疫的前线人员都能平安,疫情能得到平缓,人们能早日恢复以往的生活。 始终坚信,有一道曙光叫雨后天晴 , 让我们继续用生命影响生命。 Just like every other birthday, I pray that my loved ones and I live happy, healthy lives. This year, I also pray that humanity survives this great threat against us; I wish the frontliners remain safe and healthy, and that the contagion gets under control soon. I believe that this too […]

Happy International Women’s Day!

Woman play an important role both in society and in our economy. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank women for contributing so much to society’s progress. Today is International Women’s Day, and I want to thank women for all that they have done for the world. Thank you! 女性在人类社会与经济的发展中扮演着重要的角色,我们由衷的感谢并珍惜女性在社会进步的进程中贡献了巨大的力量,今天是国际妇女节,在此感谢女性对家庭以及社会的贡献,谢谢妳们!

Premature Attempts are the Beginning of Success

Premature Attempts are the Beginning of Success I think the saddest thing in life is to have great ambitions, yet lack the courage to realise it. Successful people understand one thing: even premature attempts are better than an unborn dream. 不成熟的尝试是成功的开始 我认为,人生最可惜的事是你满怀大志却缺乏勇气去实行,全因害怕失败。那些成功人士之所以成功是因为明白一个道理:即使是不成熟的尝试,也胜于胎死腹中的策略。

Banks seeking to transform and embrace blockchain

Banks seeking to transform and embrace blockchain. Citibank CEO Michael Corbat revealed in a conference that if Citibank maintains status quo, the future is worrying. He said that he is a “strong believer” in blockchain. 大银行积极转型,拥抱区块链等新技术 花旗 银行CEO 迈克尔·高沛德(Michael Corbat)在一个大会上透露,花旗如果还是安于现状的话前途堪忧,他说自己是区块链的“坚定信仰者”。

We wish everyone a happy birthday!

Day 7 of Chinese New Year is also known as “Renri”—the day all humans were made. This day, young and old, men and women celebrate their birthdays. We wish everyone a happy birthday! May your days be filled with health, wealth, and happiness. 初七是华人农历新春中的传统节日,也就是人日,这一天,无论是大人、老人还是小孩都在今天过生日!祝愿各位生日快乐,心想事成,健康快乐。