A. Azim Idris

A. Azim Idris is a journalist and writer with a keen interest in collecting vinyl records. Following his Mass Communications (Technology & Policy) undergraduate degree studies in Murdoch University, Perth, he joined the New Straits Times in 2010 as a cub reporter before being posted to the bureaus in Kuala Terengganu and Putrajaya. He has also previously worked for The Rakyat Post as a senior reporter.

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What China’s ‘consumption downgrade’ means

JUST after the second half of the year, economists and financial analysts noted Chinese consumers were scaling back on discretionary spending en masse, triggering a debate about the so-called ‘consumption...