With free access to the market and market information as well as elimination of trade barriers, supporters say that this is a win-win situation for both traders and consumers. However, not all agree, including some economists, say that free trade allows for foreign competition which can result to Americans losing their jobs, among other things.
The interim data so far are pointing towards slower growth than earlier anticipated. The first quarter GDP grew at 5.
The latest trade data reflected the sign of a weakened global demand. The August trade balance was the lowest since November at RM1. This is consistent with the declining index of the export-oriented industries in the IPI since the beginning of the year.
The better-than-expected global growth last year is finally come to an end. All signs are pointing to a weakening global demand as the world economy has settled into a slower pace of growth. Global demand is disrupted by the renewed protectionist sentiment. The heightened US-China trade war instils the fear of uncertainty in many economies including Malaysia.
A reduction in China's exports to the US is expected to have a significant knock-on effect on Malaysia's export demand. Malaysia is expected to be severely affected, only second to Taiwan.
Many China's exported goods to the US contain Malaysia's components, especially for the electrical and electronic products. Production disruption is already felt in many economies reflected in production indices.
Malaysia's latest Industrial Production Index IPI recorded a decline in the manufacturing index of the export-oriented industries. The new export orders of the global PMI fell to the lowest since May pointing to a weakening world trade.
The PMI for Emerging Asia shows that the manufacturing sector is losing momentum as the new export orders weakened. Malaysia's growth continues to be driven by domestic demand, which in turn is dominated by private consumption. Nevertheless, the continued reliance on private consumption to spearhead growth doesn't augur well with the slowdown in investment activities.
The BOP account shows that FDI for the first half of the year was about half of the level of the same period last year. The overall investment growth for this year, private and public, is expected to moderate. This is partly due to the government policy to review on the selected big-ticket investments in the effort to address the issue of high public debt.
This has a spill-over effect on private investment, which in turn will have a negative influence on private consumption. Meanwhile, the portfolio investment in the BOP account recorded a substantial negative balance of RM This will exert a downward pressure on the value of ringgit, which in turn influencing negatively on domestic production and consumption.
For this year to date, ringgit has lost close to 7. Against the backdrop of a moderation in global demand and overreliance on private consumption amid the weakened investment activities to steer growth, we expect that GDP will grow at a slower pace.
The GDP growth is revised downward by 0. The slow pace of GDP growth is expected to persist into next year, in the range of 4.
Domestic demand continues to drive growth and it is expected to grow at 5. The modest growth in public consumption is partly due the government policy on cautious spending in the effort to address the issue of high public debt and simultaneously with the reduced revenue without goods and services tax GST.
Our survey data also indicate that consumers are less optimistic on their perception on the economy as compared to the previous quarter. Nevertheless, the index is still above the demarcation level of points threshold of optimism The Case of Malaysia by Mohammed B.
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