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BFM PODCAST: RCEP Goes Ahead without India

Presented by: Lyn Mak, Julian Ng, Wong Shou Ning India finally got... Read More

BFM PODCAST: THE SOCIAL RETURN OF SUBSIDIES

Presented by: Lyn Mak, Wong Shou Ning A number of new initiatives were... Read More

BFM PODCAST: TRADE WAR GAINERS AND LOSERS IN MALAYSIA

Produced by: Noelle Lim Presented by: Noelle Lim Calvin Cheng, Researcher at the Economics,... Read More

The US-China trade conflict and its potential impacts on Malaysia: Have we benefited from shifts in US import demand?

Presentation by Calvin Cheng Date 4 October 2019 Time 3:00pm Venue Conference... Read More

Economic growth stifled

IT has been more than two years since the United States first... Read More

The US-China Trade War: Is Malaysia benefiting from “diversions” in US import demand?

ISIS Policy Brief 2, September 2019: The US-China Trade War: Is Malaysia... Read More

Belt and Road Initiative: Perspectives from Malaysia

"Belt and Road Initiative: Perspectives from Malaysia Presented at the 5th Workshop... Read More

Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH)

Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH), the national cash transfer program formerly known as... Read More

Is Malaysia benefitting from the US–China trade war?

It has been almost a year since the first round of US... Read More

Debt & Despair

Economists were quick to point out that actual government debt stood at... Read More

Not the Last Samurai

EARLIER this month, the Finance Ministry announced that the government had successfully... Read More

Deflation in Malaysia: What does it mean for the Malaysian economy?

Last week, Consumer Price Index (CPI) data indicated that consumer inflation was... Read More

Outlook for the Global Economy in the Next Two Years

Paper presented by Firdaos Rosli and Calvin Cheng Download PDF Read More

Strategies for Enhancing the Japan-ASEAN Economic Partnership

Paper presented by Dato’ Steven CM Wong at 35th Anniversary Conference of... Read More

Growing risks to the Asean economy

IN 1997, the devaluation of the Thai baht marked the start of... Read More

Making BR1M Work

WHILE the Pakatan Harapan government has promised to continue the 1Malaysia People’s... Read More

Consumption Taxation Will Eventually Return

Tax (GST) would be zero-rated effective June 1, partially fulfilling a promise... Read More

Cash programmes and poverty alleviation

MANY weapons have been wielded in the war against poverty. In ancient... Read More

Don’t Expect 2018 Budget to be Panacea to All of Nation’s Problems

The 2018 Budget, set to be tabled in Parliament by Prime Minister... Read More

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Mr Calvin Cheng

Calvin Cheng is a Researcher in the Economics, Trade and Regional Integration (ETRI) division. His primary research interests include economic growth and development, trade, and social assistance. Some of Calvin’s recent work has focused on the effects of the US-China trade conflict on the region as well on the policy design of cash transfer programs, including Malaysia’s BSH/BR1M program. He holds a degree in Economics with a focus on Economics and Econometrics from Monash University in Clayton. Prior to joining ISIS Malaysia, Calvin was an economics analyst at a private sector investment firm.

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BFM PODCAST: RCEP Goes Ahead without India

06 November 2019
Presented by: Lyn Mak, Julian Ng, Wong Shou Ning India finally got off the fence to firmly in the No side for RCEP. Calvin Cheng, Research...

BFM PODCAST: THE SOCIAL RETURN OF SUBSIDIES

13 October 2019
Presented by: Lyn Mak, Wong Shou Ning A number of new initiatives were proposed under Budget 2020, including an expansion of the Bantuan Sara Hidup programme...

BFM PODCAST: TRADE WAR GAINERS AND LOSERS IN MALAYSIA

08 October 2019
Produced by: Noelle Lim Presented by: Noelle Lim Calvin Cheng, Researcher at the Economics, Trade and Regional Integration division of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies...

The US-China trade conflict and its potential impacts on Malaysia: Have we benefited from shifts in US import demand?

04 October 2019
Presentation by Calvin Cheng Date 4 October 2019 Time 3:00pm Venue Conference Room, ISIS Malaysia   This presentation will update and expand upon material from...

Economic growth stifled

03 October 2019
IT has been more than two years since the United States first launched investigations into China’s trade and intellectual property. Since then, four different rounds...

The US-China Trade War: Is Malaysia benefiting from “diversions” in US import demand?

30 September 2019
ISIS Policy Brief 2, September 2019: The US-China Trade War: Is Malaysia benefiting from “diversions” in US import demand? Download PDF

Belt and Road Initiative: Perspectives from Malaysia

03 September 2019
"Belt and Road Initiative: Perspectives from Malaysia Presented at the 5th Workshop for Asia Pacific Young Scholars, 3rd September 2019 at the China Institute of...

Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH)

29 August 2019
Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH), the national cash transfer program formerly known as BR1M, has undergone many changes since its introduction in 2012. In 2018, it...

Is Malaysia benefitting from the US–China trade war?

14 August 2019
It has been almost a year since the first round of US tariffs were imposed on US$34 billion worth of Chinese imports. Since then, the...

Debt & Despair

13 May 2019
Economists were quick to point out that actual government debt stood at merely RM687 billion in 2017 — only a bit more than half of...

Not the Last Samurai

24 March 2019
EARLIER this month, the Finance Ministry announced that the government had successfully priced 200 billion yen (RM7.3 billion) worth of Samurai bonds at a coupon...
Malaysia needs to prioritise

Deflation in Malaysia: What does it mean for the Malaysian economy?

07 March 2019
Last week, Consumer Price Index (CPI) data indicated that consumer inflation was -0.7 percent lower in January compared to a year ago. We’ve entered deflation...

Outlook for the Global Economy in the Next Two Years

17 December 2018
Paper presented by Firdaos Rosli and Calvin Cheng Download PDF

Strategies for Enhancing the Japan-ASEAN Economic Partnership

27 November 2018
Paper presented by Dato’ Steven CM Wong at 35th Anniversary Conference of the Malaysian Association for American Studies (MAAS) Download PDF

Growing risks to the Asean economy

17 November 2018
IN 1997, the devaluation of the Thai baht marked the start of a crisis that decimated many Asian economies. By the end of 1998, Asean-5’s...

Making BR1M Work

13 September 2018
WHILE the Pakatan Harapan government has promised to continue the 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) unconditional cash transfer programme for at least another year, its future...
Consumption taxation will eventually return

Consumption Taxation Will Eventually Return

23 May 2018
Tax (GST) would be zero-rated effective June 1, partially fulfilling a promise made by the new administration on the campaign trail. While GST has yet...

Cash programmes and poverty alleviation

19 December 2017
MANY weapons have been wielded in the war against poverty. In ancient Rome, the first ever documented social assistance programme, or alimenta in Latin, provided...

Don’t Expect 2018 Budget to be Panacea to All of Nation’s Problems

26 October 2017
The 2018 Budget, set to be tabled in Parliament by Prime Minister Najib Razak on Oct 27 (Friday), will be the last before Parliament is...