The work is punishing and the incomes unstable, subject to seesawing demand swayed by foreign imports, and increasingly unpredictable weather patterns.
Universiti Malaya's Nazari Ismail says it is important for Malaysia not to forgo wealth distribution and social happiness.
Tsipras is expected to rollout a plan to scale back cuts to work benefits.
Saying it is no use talking about ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ if they remain ‘coolies’, Mahathir Mohamad reminds Bumiputeras not to sell licences and contracts given to them to non-Bumiputeras.
International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking assures Putrajaya will only sign on to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership if it benefits the nation.
The Nikkei Asian Review reports that capital outflow has increased and the ringgit and stock market are not doing well as the government has not come up with new economic policies that inspire confidence.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday cut its 2018 forecast for German GDP growth to 2.2 percent.
PM says the affirmative action policy will continue as Malays still need assistance in some areas and the government wants to avoid racial conflict.
A longtime television commentator, Kudlow, 70, was hired by Trump in March to replace Gary Cohn as director of the National Economic Council.
Tunisia's economic crisis could lead to a cabinet reshuffle and the exit of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed.
Transparency International Malaysia says the requirement for disclosure of beneficial ownership can help stop the proceeds of corruption from being laundered through investments in high-value property in Malaysia.
Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has previously stated his opposition to the HSR project.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday the country's economic growth for the year should exceed 2.5 percent "if all goes well", but brewing global trade tensions were clouding the outlook.
The Economic Policy Uncertainty Index for Singapore increased to 155 last month from 126 in February, showing the tariff threats are starting to make their mark.
Afif Bahardin asks how Perda has helped to increase ownership of Bumiputera assets in Penang.
He says state government is ensuring development in Johor is balanced with each district concentrating on its own strengths.
Moody’s says in the long run, factors such as insufficient productivity growth, household debts and capital flight could adversely affect the economy.
Economist says Singapore is facing one of the toughest economic and social challenges since its independence in the form of a rapidly ageing workforce and population.
Voters who are workers deserve to know what the position of the main political parties will be when it concerns issues afflicting workers in the country.
PKR vice-president claims GDP growth under Najib driven by recruitment of more low-skilled and low-paid foreign workers rather than by upping productivity.
Kuala Lumpur, with RM765 million in total economic output, generates more than half of Malaysia’s GDP and is a bigger economy than Stuttgart or Stockholm, says study by the Martin Prosperity Institute.
FT Confidential Research also says Prime Minister Najib Razak is likely to call for elections in third quarter of the year, and that the BN will win.