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Indonesia cuts key rate for third month in row
JAKARTA: Indonesia’s central bank cut its key interest rate for a third straight month to bolster growth amid a deepening global economic slowdown.
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Budget likely to miss fiscal target to boost growth
PETALING JAYA: Budget 2020 is expected to be a tough one as the government is likely to miss its fiscal target to boost economic growth in light of the slowdown on the...
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Govt unlikely to introduce new tax measures for Budget 2020, says RHB Research
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 17): RHB Research Institute Sdn Bhd said the government is unlikely to introduce new tax measures for Budget 2020.
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Govt unlikely to introduce new tax measures for Budget 2020, says RHB Research
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 17): RHB Research Institute Sdn Bhd said the government is unlikely to introduce new tax measures for Budget 2020.
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World Bank: Malaysia needs fiscal buffer to face any contingency
PUTRAJAYA: There is a need for Malaysia to create a fiscal buffer to address any contingency, said World Bank Group (WBG) representative to Malaysia and country manager Firas Raad.
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Enliven city lanes with book stalls for avid readers
RECENTLY, Kuala Lumpur was declared the world’s 39th most Instagrammed tourist destination in the world by Hoppa, a transport company based in the United Kingdom.
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China’s top airlines brace for smaller profits
BEIJING: China’s top three airlines are bracing for a further margin squeeze as softer travel demand pressures passenger yields and a weakening yuan currency inflates costs, analysts said, as many of them slashed their annual profit forecasts for the carriers.
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China Aug factory activity unexpectedly expands; but export orders worsen
BEIJING: China's factory activity unexpectedly expanded in August as production edged up, a private business survey showed on Monday, but orders remained weak...
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Huge unmet credit for Cambodia’s businesswomen
CAMBODIAN women entrepreneurs continued to struggle with limited access to financial loans for business expansions, says the International Finance Corporation...
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Valve to fight EU antitrust charges, five videogame publishers to settle: sources
Valve Corp, owner of the world's largest videogame distribution platform Steam, plans to fight EU antitrust charges of preventing cross-border trade, unlike five...
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Only 3% of Kelantan Socso contributors take up HSP offer
KOTA BARU: Only 3% of 5,473 Social Security Organisation (Socso) contributors, or 189 individuals, in Kelantan underwent the Health Screening Programme (HSP) from January to August this year.
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US tech industry cool on Trump deal on France digital tax
A US trade group representing major technology firms on Aug 27 denounced an agreement on France's digital tax announced by Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel...
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Central banks just love gold and it’s going to stay that way
SINGAPORE: A major gold-buying spree by central banks is likely to persist in the coming years, according to Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd, which...
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7-Eleven 2Q net profit up 11% amid growth of new stores
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Bhd's net profit increased 11% to RM14.59 million for the second financial quarter ended June 30, 2019, from RM13.13 million in the previous year's co...
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Central banks just love gold and it's going to stay that way
SINGAPORE: A major gold-buying spree by central banks is likely to persist in the coming years, according to Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., which...
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50,000 schoolchildren to get helmets
PETALING JAYA: About 50,000 more schoolchildren nationwide can feel safer when parents send them to school on their family motorcycles – thanks to free helmets to be given to them soon.
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Now, that RM1 billion fund from BNM is available to more people. Time to apply?
Many are saying that loan approval is tough.
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EPF members can start investing online in unit trust
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): Employees Provident Fund (EPF) members can now invest in unit trust funds offered by EPF-approved fund management institutions (FMIs) through the self-service i-Invest online pl...
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Indonesia's growth sticks at 5% as trade war threatens: Daniel Moss
(Aug 6): Even the most promising national economies can get big stuff within their control basically right and still be blindsided by events utterly beyond their control.
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AgainstTheGrain: Taking corruption seriously
Recently, Malaysians have been reading about former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak standing trial on charges of criminal breach of trust and corruption linked to the 1Malaysia Development Bhd s...
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Police raid cybersecurity firm over Bulgaria's biggest data breach
Police investigating Bulgaria's biggest-ever data breach have detained a manager of a cybersecurity company, raided its offices and seized computers.
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Meeting 2020 fiscal deficit target of 3% will be challenging: Guan Eng
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will find it challenging to meet its 3% fiscal deficit target for next year due to uncertainties around the US-China trade war, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told Reuters in an ...
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Malaysia’s 2020 fiscal deficit target a ‘challenge’
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will find it challenging to meet its 3% fiscal deficit target for next year due to uncertainties around the US-China trade war, the finance minister told Reuters in an interview.
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Shadowed by trade war, Malaysia says 2020 fiscal deficit target a 'challenge'
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will find it challenging to meet its 3% fiscal deficit target for next year due to uncertainties around the US-China trade war, the finance minister told Reuters in an interview on Monday.
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Malaysia says meeting 2020 fiscal deficit target of 3% will be challenging
KUALA LUMPUR (July 22): Malaysia will find it challenging to meet its 3% fiscal deficit target for next year due to uncertainties around the US-China trade war, the finance minister told Reuters in an...
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Tough to meet 3% fiscal deficit target for 2020, says Guan Eng
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will find it challenging to meet its 3% fiscal deficit target for next year due to uncertainties around the US-China trade war, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told Reuters in an ...
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Property market eyes foreign buyers
GEORGE TOWN: Zeon Properties aims to sell about RM18mil in properties during the four-day StarProperty.my Fair 2019 which ends today.
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Bulgarian cybersecurity worker detained over tax agency hack attack
A 20-year-old Bulgarian cybersecurity worker has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a hacking attack that stole millions of taxpayers' personal and financial data, interior ministry officials said on July 17.
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I should pay you RM15,000 to open doors and sit down while I walk around?
Someone read this Earlier article here.
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How much will your property be in 30 years? Here’s the calculator
Somewhere in Kuala Lumpur / Selangor.
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Group questions hazy skies in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) has urged environment regulators to explain the recent haze in Penang which it says has had an impact on visibility in the state.
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Short selling of IWCity suspended as trade breached Bursa's daily limit
KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): Bursa Malaysia has suspended regular short selling (RSS), intraday short selling (IDSS) and propriety day trading (PDT) of Iskandar Waterfront City Bhd (IWCity) until tomorrow ...
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Bursa suspends short selling of IWCity as trading volume breached daily limit
KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): Bursa Malaysia has suspended regular short selling (RSS), intraday short selling (IDSS) and propriety day trading (PDT) of Iskandar Waterfront City Bhd (IWCity) until tomorrow ...
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Environmental group: ‘Very unhealthy’ air quality levels in Sungai Petani
KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): An environmental group based in Sungai Petani, Kedah has claimed that the air pollution levels in many parts of town and in Kuala Muda district are at “very unhealthy” leve...
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Group claims ‘very unhealthy’ air quality levels in Kedah town
SUNGAI PETANI: An environmental group here claims the air pollution levels in many parts of town as well as the larger Kuala Muda district have reached “very unhealthy” levels despite official num...
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Europe banks are ‘hostage’ to ECB’s dovish stance: Taking stock
FRANKFURT (June 10): With Europe’s economic growth showing more cracks and inflation not moving in the desired direction, the ECB once again opened the door to further easing last week.
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Cracked wood and the wilting willow
Dear Dr. G, I am a thirty-three-year old man and have been married for three years.
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Pakatan's honeymoon is over and the economy is faltering, says Gerakan's Lau
PETALING JAYA: It is worrying that stocks, bonds and ringgit are under pressure, one year after Pakatan Harapan (PH) rose to power, says Gerakan national president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau Hoe Chai.
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Two NPC sessions in China
What are we to do? by Lin See-Yan UNLIKE the consultations last year, the 2019 annual sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) in early March (two sessions) was sobering in setting the tone for economic policies in 2019 and beyond.
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Vietnam risks being labelled currency manipulator by US
SINGAPORE/ HANOI: Vietnam may be the latest country to be targeted by the US as a currency manipulator in a twice-yearly Treasury report on foreign currencies expected this month.
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Analyst Reports
Tambun Indah Land, YTL Corp, Lafarge Malaysia and KPJ Healthcare.
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PMET jobs that require digital skills grew by 50% In 2018
THE number of Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMET) jobs for Software, Web and Media developer positions grew nearly 50% from 4,520 job openings in 2017 to 6,700 in 2018, accordin...
JobTech | Media | Software | Web | Professionals | Managers | Executives | Technicians | PMET | Media Development | 3% | Software | Web | JP Morgan | Software | Web | Web | Software | Software | Google | Web | 8% | ST Electronics | NCS | PMET | PMETs | Visa | Singapore | 2018 | 550 | 000 | 120 | 10 | 370 | 4 | 520 | 130 | 1 | 300 | 2017 | 150 | 2018 | 2018 | 6 | 700 | 70 | 1 | 050 | 70 | 2018 | 5 | 10 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018 | 2018 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018 | 2018 | 8 | 6 | 700 | 2017 | 2017 | 50 | 2017 | 2018 | 25 | 4 | 520 | 2017 | 3
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Maybank seen as attractive after shares fall — HLIB Research
KUALA LUMPUR (April 2): Hong Leong Investment Bank (HLIB) Research has turned bullish on Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) after the banking stock lost some 3% of its share price following Bank Negara Mal...
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'Technoference' from phones is impacting sleep, health, and productivity: study
New Australian research has found that 'technoference', which is when we experience distractions in our daily life due to mobile phone use, appears to be having a negative effect on our sleep, health, productivity, and even the safety of our driving.
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Permaju, OCR to jointly develop RM1b GDV project in Kota Kinabalu
KUALA LUMPUR (March 25): Permaju Industries has partnered with OCR Group Bhd to complete a residential and commercial development with an estimated gross development value of RM1 billion in Kota Kinab...
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Bursa suspends Prestariang's regulated and intraday short selling
KUALA LUMPUR (March 7): Bursa Malaysia said regulated and intraday short selling, and proprietary day trading (PDT) of Prestariang Bhd securities have been suspended today as the daily short selling t...
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Sabah developers to build more houses despite glut
KOTA KINABALU: Real estate developers will continue to build houses in Sabah although there have been no buyers for a fifth of developed properties in the state.
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December 2018 New Vehicle Sales- Premium Segment At All-Time High
The closing of 2018 saw yet another record sales performance by Perodua and other smaller marques such as Mazda, Subaru, and Renault.
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Watershed looms for China’s US$11 trillion bond market
A watershed moment is approaching for China’s US$11 trillion (RM45.21 trillion) bond market: The 10-year sovereign bond yield looks poised to tumble below 3%.
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MoF: Stamp duty exemption for houses priced up to RM1m during House Ownership...
PETALING JAYA (Jan 31): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has announced the exemption of stamp duty for the purchase of houses priced up to RM1 million, during the six-month Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) ...
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Myth busters out to give antidote to anti-vaccine arguments
PETALING JAYA: Those who oppose vaccination often cite a variety of reasons ranging from doubts on the halal status of vaccines to their allegedly questionable contents.
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