Tag:ETP - Kopitiam Ekonomi
3 August 2012
We keep hearing about the notion of the starving artist but how much of it is true? What are the opportunities in the creative industry and is it possible to cari makan while pursuing your passion?
28 July 2012
Most everything you see and use today was “Made In China”. Just check the label on ANYTHING. China’s GDP in 2011 ranked second in the overall world ranking, at about 5,739,358 (USD), second only to the United States. Everyone knows China is an economic powerhouse, but despite a high GDP, you need to take a look at the lives of their people. GDP may be used as…
24 July 2012
GDP. GNI. We hear about these all the time. But do you know what they mean? Are they the same thing or are they not? Is one better than the other or don’t they? Should you even care? Let’s top-up knowledge sikit.
5 July 2012
Have you ever wondered how some things carry a Halal stamp on it? Or what ISO 9002 is? We trust these labels and standards, and often are willing to pay more for it. But what else do standards do? Where do they come from? And most importantly, what do they have to do with Kopi Tarik and life in the galaxy?
11 May 2012
I am not a gamer, but my son and my husband are. Not an easy predicament to be in when two thirds of the household turn into zombies when playing a game. But wait! I am a big fan of the Assassins Creed franchise. Every new game is set in a different historical period, the first was set during the Crusades and the second in renaissance Italy. …
26 April 2012
Any time people talk about economic growth and development, it’s almost always referring to GDP or Gross Domestic Product. Now with the ETP and GTP, we’re talking about Gross National Income or GNI. Then there’s GNP or Gross National Product, which is actually the old name for GNI. We’re not even getting into the much less commonly used net aggregates, such as net domestic product (NDP) or…
9 March 2012
Surely not everything is changing? What can be more unchanging than the kedai runcit, the neighbourhood store? Full of goods, dark and cluttered, open all hours, servicing the local community, the kedai runcit never changes. And yet even here we can see that something is going on, something called TUKAR. This week our correspondent Tamanna Patel and our producer Nova Nelson look at the changes in our…
25 October 2011
1 year on and the question is has ETP really made a difference in Malaysian’s lives? Are there more job opportunities? Increased investments? Are we a global economic player? More importantly, is there more money in the pockets of each and every Malaysian? The macro #s are mixed. Our global competitive position is improving. Investments (both local and foreign) are increasing into the country and the…