The Economy Is Recovering, But What About People?
SME Magazine Singapore|Issue 40, 2021
All signs are pointing towards a speedy recovery. Contrary to what this writer initially predicted, the economy seems to be genuinely recovering.
Datuk William

All signs are pointing towards a speedy recovery. Contrary to what this writer initially predicted, the economy seems to be genuinely recovering. Key companies, including many government-linked corporations, are reporting profits once again. Across Asia, key economies led by China and India are experiencing growth in Q2, and the worst is over in Europe and the US.

The amazing amount of stimulus being pumped in by governments across the globe is seeing its effects. Consumers are buying again. Cars are being sold. And in Malaysia, property speculation and ‘investment’ is hot again. All the pent-up demands are slowly being unleashed into our economy.

U, V, W OR L Economists and politicians alike have been talking about various ways theeconomic recovery will take. Depending who you talk to, the alphabets U, V, W or L are being brandished as the shape in which the recovery will take. If you are an optimist, then a V of straight up recovery it will be, but if you are pessimist, then a W shaped recovery followed by another dip may be what we’re looking at.

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