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Dirty dealings. Corporate battles.
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KUALA LUMPUR: From Sept 1 onwards, the scheme will be opened to buyers with a maximum monthly household income of up to RM4,360. Previously, the eligibility was capped at household earnings of less than RM2,300 a month.
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The Finance Ministry has dismissed claims that MySalam is a "get rich quick" scheme after its motives were questioned in an opinion piece.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Fitch Ratings has revised its 2019 growth forecast for Malaysia to 4.6%, from 4.2%, after the country reported stronger-than-expected growth in the first half.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 — The Balance of payments (BOP) is expected to narrow further in the second half this year, as global trade remained weak, according to Kenanga Research.
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There will be downside risks to Malaysia’s economy in 2019 after recording stronger GDP in the second quarter, but a recession is not in sight, said RHB Bank in its economic view today.
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LETTER | Bank Negara usually retains more than 7 months of reserves in US dollar, which is considered healthy.
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CTOS Holdings Sdn Bhd’s unit, CTOS Data Systems Sdn Bhd has launched ‘CTOS SME Score’ to provide an easy and universal assessment for creditworthiness for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
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KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips ended Friday on a slighter weaker note with the benchmark FBM KLCI below the important 1, 600 level on losses by Sime Plantation and Maybank despite firmer economic data and stronger ringgit.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian economic growth has surpassed expectations, after a stronger gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 4.9% was announced for the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19).
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FORMER AmBank relationship manager Joanna Yu Ging Ping replies last week during cross examination raises questions over the extent of Bank Negara’s knowledge of the humongous foreign remittances fac...
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There’s still no word on when the targeted fuel subsidy for the lower income B40 group will be officially announced by the government, but the scheme is apparently in the final stages of preparation...
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 12): The government’s targeted fuel subsidy meant  for the B40 (lower income) group is in the fine tuning process , said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri ...
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GEORGE TOWN: The government’s targeted fuel subsidy meant for the B40 (lower income) group is in the fine tuning process, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasut...
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Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail – Bernama file photo GEORGE TOWN: The government’s targeted fuel subsidy meant  for the B40 (lower income) group is in the fine tuning process , said Domesti...
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GEORGE TOWN (Aug 12): The government’s targeted fuel subsidy meant for the B40 (lower income) group is in the fine tuning process, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifud...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign holdings of Malaysian government bonds could take a hit, reversing the June and July net inflows, as the country’s fate of its inclusion in the World Government Bond Index (WGBI) may be known this month.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — The ringgit is expected to remain on a downtrend next week, in line with most Asian currencies as the US-China trade tension is likely to further dampen risk assets.
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KOTA KINABALU (Aug 9): The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs is updating data on recipients of the petrol subsidy programme from the lower-income group (B40) to ensure that only those wh...
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KOTA KINABALU: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs is updating data on recipients of the petrol subsidy programme from the lower-income group (B40) to ensure that only those who are el...
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Zaini (second left) and his officers showing the Brazilian currency that is believed to be fake.
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The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry is updating data on recipients of the petrol subsidy programme from the lower-income B40 group to ensure that only those who are eligible receive such ...
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KOTA KINABALU, August 9 — The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs is updating data on recipients of the petrol subsidy programme from the lower-income group (B40) to ensure that only tho...
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KOTA KINABALU (Aug 8): The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs is updating data on recipients of the petrol subsidy programme from the lower-income group (B40) to ensure that only those wh...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): Former Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah will be cross-examined by Datuk Seri Najib Razak's defence team in the SRC International Sdn Bhd trial.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): Former Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah will be cross-examined by Datuk Seri Najib Razak's defence team in the SRC International Sdn Bhd trial.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): Former Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah will be cross-examined by Datuk Seri Najib Razak's defence team in the SRC International Sdn Bhd trial.
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Former Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah told the High Court here yesterday that Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had refused to allow a government delegation to go to Switzerland to clar...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah told the High Court here today that Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak had refused to allow a government delegation to go to Switzer...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Najib Razak’s corruption and criminal breach of trust trial was told today that the former prime minister displayed blatant autocratic leadership in the handling of 1MDB and SRC Intern...
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On July 26, 2019, a Malaysian economic symposium was organised jointly by the Parliament of Malaysia, the Backbenchers Council and the Caucus on Reform and Governance.
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KUANTAN: A driver who wanted to take up a personal loan for his upcoming wedding was instead duped into paying RM20,650 to a fake-loan syndicate.
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KUANTAN, Aug 4 — A driver who wanted to take up a personal loan for his upcoming wedding was instead duped into paying RM20,650 to a fake-loan syndicate.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 35 bank accounts were frozen in addition to RM4 million cash and properties seized in raids on a network of illegal money services business (MSB) operators around the Klang Va...
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A total of 35 bank accounts were frozen in addition to RM4 million cash and properties seized in raids on a network of illegal money services business (MSB) operators around the Klang Valley and Penan...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 35 bank accounts were frozen and RM4 million in cash and properties seized in raids on a network of illegal money services business (MSB) operators in the Klang Valley and Pen...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — A total of 35 bank accounts were frozen in addition to RM4 million cash and properties seized in raids on a network of illegal money services business (MSB) operators around th...
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46     Shuzairizman Shuib, 40, Bank Negara Malaysia analyst The Bank Negara financial intelligence and enforcement department analyst agreed with lawyer Harvinderjit Singh’s suggestion during a c...
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The visa on arrival (VOA) facility has been implemented at the Miri International Airport and Sungai Tujuh entry points, particularly for Chinese tourists and expatriates in Brunei coming into Malaysi...
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GEORGE TOWN: A government pensioner in Bayan Lepas lost RM179,890 after falling prey to a Macau Scam syndicate.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The academic curriculum must be in tune with the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The academic curriculum must be in tune with the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Education Ministry is planning a new curriculum in line with the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), says its minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — The Education Ministry is planning a new curriculum in line with the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), said its minister Maszlee Malik.
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TO strengthen financial literacy among the public, the subject should be introduced in schools to create awareness and inculcate good financial management at a young age.
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KUANTAN: A female pensioner was fleeced of her life savings amounting to RM123,500 within a week, after allegedly being cheated by someone claiming to be a ‘Bank Negara officer’, since April.
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KUANTAN (Bernama): A female pensioner in her 60s was fleeced of her life savings of RM123,500 within a week after allegedly being cheated by someone claiming to be a "Bank Negara officer".
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 ― Datuk Seri Najib Razak's ongoing corruption trial over alleged crimes committed using AmBank accounts has not affected the bank's business, its CEO said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government under the leadership of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is serious about implementing economic policies based on the needs of all people rather...
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PUTRAJAYA : New housing financing schemes will be announced in September as the government pumps up efforts to help the B40 and fresh graduates to own homes, said Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
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Malaysia’s consumer prices rose in June at their fastest pace in more than a year, government data showed on Wednesday, as the effects of tax policy changes introduced last year faded.
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LETTER | The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is pleased to know that our Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has stated that the tabling of the Consumer Credit Act will be expedited to this ye...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's economy is expected to see moderate but steady growth despite risks from the escalating trade war between the US and China, said Bank Negara director of economics Mohd Fraziali Ismail.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s former relationship manager at AmBank Bhd was asked to leave the bank in 2015 due to mounting pressure over the 1Mal­aysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal, the High Court heard.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Those behind the diesel contamination of Sungai Selangor could be arrested under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (Sosma) 2012, says Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
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KUALA LUMPUR: One out of three Malaysians are not comfortable with their financial knowledge, while half of the population (52%) say they face difficulties raising even RM1,000 for emergencies.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak's former relationship manager at AmBank Bhd was asked to leave the bank in 2015 due to the mounting pressure involving the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 23): The government will speed up the process of enacting a new Consumer Credit Act to protect consumers and encourage a healthy credit market, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir M...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is considering capping the amount of loans it guarantees and basing it on the gross domestic product (GDP). Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad also said today the governme...
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Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador has reiterated that action will be taken regardless of the identity of the mastermind of the sex video allegedly implicating Economic Affairs M...
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Dr Mahathir Mohamad KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he is not defending Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali over a viral sex video which allegedly implicated the Economic Affairs M...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The police will not hesitate to arrest the perpetrators behind the Sungai Selangor contamination under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012, says Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Top cop Abdul Hamid Bador says the investigation into the gay sex videos targeted at Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali is ongoing.
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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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PETALING JAYA: RHB Banking Group has partnered digital payments leader Visa Inc and augmented identity solution provider Idemia to introduce an innovative solution aimed at tackling the issue of fraud cases involving credit cards.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A former banker in Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak’s (pix) trial today told the High Court here that the former prime minister’s three current accounts had a high volume of transactions...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): A former banker in Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s trial told the High Court here that the former prime minister's three current accounts had a high volume of transactions between 2011 and 2015.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 19): High Court judge Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali yesterday afternoon has warned Datuk Seri Najib Razak not to make any further postings on social media about his SRC Internat...
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PETALING JAYA: Green Packet Bhd’s unit is tying up with Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd to offer e-payment and cashless payment services in universities and higher learning institutions in the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 18): High Court judge Justice Mohd Nazlan Mohd Ghazali this afternoon has warned Datuk Seri Najib Razak not to make any further postings on social media about his SRC International ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A former group managing director of Ambank told the High Court here today Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) wanted to open accounts with the bank for the purpose of receiving donations ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The corruption trial of Najib Razak heard today that the then-prime minister opened current and saving accounts in AmBank as he was expecting up to US$200 million in donations from Saudi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): Former AmBank managing director Cheah Tek Kuang told the High Court here that fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho was at Datuk Seri Najib Razak's personal home in Jalan Langgak D...
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PETALING JAYA: The road ahead for the Malaysian real estate investment trust (REIT) sector is expected to be a bumpy one, according to AmInvestment Bank Research.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 16) Former Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia chief executive officer Ung Su Ling is expected to take the stand at the High Court here this morning as the prosecution's 49th witness in the SR...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Business entities intending to issue local cryptocurrencies in Malaysia may run foul of the law and face a RM50mil fine under the proposals in the Currency Bill 2019.
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The housing and local government ministry has announced that blacklisted National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers who are listed on the Central Credit Reference Information System ...
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The Ministry of Housing and Local Government has announced that backlisted National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers who are listed on the Central Credit Reference Information Syste...
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NIBONG TEBAL: A federal minister has pleaded for more time to complete the new plan for petrol subsidies which will be targeted at those with low incomes.
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NIBONG TEBAL: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has urged the public to give the government time to finalise the implementation mechanism of the targeted petrol subsidy for...
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NIBONG TEBAL, July 13 — The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has urged the public to give the government time to finalise the implementation mechanism of the targeted petrol...
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The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) has urged the public to give the government time to finalise the implementation mechanism of the targeted petrol subsidy for the lower inc...
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We still play catch-up to the likes of China, but more Malaysians are starting to forgo cash for e-wallets.  IMAGINE going more than a year without carrying cash on your person.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A witness told the High Court that nothing tangible came out of the RM4bil loaned by Retirement Fund Inc (KWAP) to SRC International Sdn Bhd.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The United Kingdom is open to collaboration with Khazanah Nasional Bhd in the development of Malaysia’s new national car project to help the country realise its carbon emission goal.
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ALOR SETAR (Bernama): A 24-year-old saleswoman lost RM182,340 after she was believed to have been deceived in a loan scam by a company offering loans through the WhatsApp application on July 2.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Financial services provider AmBank Group does not expect anymore interest rate cuts if the economic climate continues to improve.
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YOURSAY | ‘Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom to spew venom and rubbish.’ Kadir Jasin taken to task after calling for action against academic Anonymous_1527925538: Pergerakan Tenaga Akademik M...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened lower against the US dollar today, in line with most emerging Asian currencies, as investors shifted their attention towards the safe-haven currencies, said a dealer.
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PETALING JAYA: Bank Negara is expected to maintain the benchmark interest rate at 3.00% at its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting today although there is mounting pressure for a further rate cut later this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara’s decision to cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points had pushed loan approvals by 13 per cent in May compared with the previous month, Dewan Rakyat told today.
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Bank Negara is expected to keep the overnight policy rate unchanged at three percent after cutting the rate by 25 basis points in May, says Standard Chartered Global Research.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit extended last week’s losses to open lower against the US dollar today, driven by continued selling of the local notes as more investors shifted towards the safe-haven currencies, dealers said.
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PETALING JAYA: Banks are not restricting lending activities amid concerns that lenders have been reluctant or stringent in their financing.
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THE Ministry of Finance approved a three-year extension to Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Bhd (CGC) to manage the revolving Tabung Projek Usahawan Bumiputera-i (TPUB-i) contract financing scheme up to June 30, 2022.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara’s international reserves rose US$100mil to US$102.7bil as at June 28 from two weeks prior.
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Bank Negara will likely hold its benchmark interest rate steady at a policy review on Tuesday, July 9, to assess the effects of a rate cut in May and give itself room for more easing if economic growt...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara’s international reserves rose US$100mil to US$102.7bil as at June 28, 2019, from two weeks prior.
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PETALING JAYA: The Finance Ministry has approved a three year extension to Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC) to manage Tabung Projek Usahawan Bumiputera-i (TPUB-i) contract financing ...
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The Finance Ministry has approved a three-year extension for Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Bhd (CGC) to manage the Bumiputera Entrepreneur Project Fund (TPUB-i). CGC is expected to manage the ...