Malaysian Institute of Economic Research

An independent economic think tank for Malaysia

The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) undertakes independent and high quality problem-oriented research on economic, financial and business issues facing the country and provides advice on macroeconomic management, development and future economic perspectives.


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This website is currently under construction. We are building a new website to better serve the public. The process will take some time. Currently we have our staff list and surveys here and we hope to provide more in the future.


Dr Sulaiman Mahbob

The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) announces the appointment of Tan Sri Datuk Seri Dr. Sulaiman Mahbob as the new Chairman of its Board of Trustees with immediate effect. He replaces Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Kamal Salih who, after two years since returning to MIER to become its Chairman in April 2019, had decided to step down in order to take up the Executive Chairman post in privately-held Ankar Corporation, and simultaneously, Chair of Yayasan Mahkota effective 1 April 2021.

Tan Sri Sulaiman himself is no stranger to MIER as he had served as the second Executive Director of MIER succeeding Tan Sri Kamal in 1994. Tan Sri Sulaiman had also served as the Chairman of MIER from 2012 to April 2019 and had remained a member of the Board since then.

The Board would like to acknowledge with gratitude the dedication and contribution of Tan Sri Kamal as MIER's Chairman, and previously as founding Executive Director, and welcome the appointment of Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahbob.

BCI First Quarter 2021

Lower Optimism

  • Expected index (EI) increases
  • Sales decline slightly
  • Domestic and external orders decrease
  • Capital investment trends up
  • Employment outlook favourable

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CSI First Quarter 2021

Settling Down

  • CSI rises to 10-quarter high but remains below optimism threshold
  • Finances in 1Q21 improve
  • Better income and job prospects expected
  • Growing jitters over rising prices
  • Consumer to go shopping soon

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Our Location

Malaysian Institute of Economic Research

JKR606, Jalan Bukit Petaling
50768 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 603-2142-0091, 603-2142-5895
Fax: 603-2141-0131
GPS: 3.13098, 101.6962