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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The trade diversion benefits caused by the ongoing US-China dispute may not necessarily translate into longer term developments that can contribute to the economy, says Interna...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Trade wars will not benefit any country in the long term, says International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde (pix).
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KUALA LUMPUR: Trade wars will not benefit any country in the long term, says International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — No winners will emerge from the ongoing trade wars and trade tensions despite nations seeking the best options for each other, said the managing director of the International...
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THE clock is ticking for Generali Asia’s investment position in local insurer MPI Generali Insurans Bhd.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Malaysia's consumer prices likely rose at a marginally faster pace in May than in the previous two months, a Reuters poll showed on Monday, as changes in tax policies over the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The trade diversion benefits caused by the ongoing US-China dispute may not necessarily translate into longer term developments that can contribute to the economy, says Interna...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — Malaysian’s new government had progressively make few changes for the betterment of the people as well as for the country.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The untapped potential of Asean where eight to nine out of 10 merchants still accept cash is reason enough for GHL Systems Bhd to focus on expanding its cash to cashless convergence busi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 22): Are traditional banks ready for this new banking reality?
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Bank Negara Malaysia to regulate insurance comparison sites – Fintech News Malaysia Bank Negara Malaysia is set to regulate insurance and takaful aggregation business as a new category of registere...
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Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the country’s central bank, will begin to regulate businesses that deal with insurance and takaful aggregation under the Financial Services Act of 2013, Fintech News Mala...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 21): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said today its international reserves amounted to US$102.6 billion as at June 14 this year.
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Flash: Bank Negara Malaysia international reserves at US$102.6b as at June 14, 2019
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Insurance and takaful aggregation business will be regulated by Bank Negara Malaysia as a new category of registered business under the Financial Services Act 2013 (FSA). According to Bank Negara Mala...
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I REFER to the letter “Costly renewal of motor insurance” (The Star, June 17; https://bit.ly/2KqQIgi). Unless Uncle Fedup drives a very old or high-risk car that only the Malaysia Motor Insurance...
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THE subdued first-quarter earnings of Malaysian banks portend a trend of weakening profitability, analysts say.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) remain doubtful that creditors will ease lending, despite Putrajaya’s appeal for banks to loosen their strict loan standards as the econ...
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PETALING JAYA: Banks should provide greater access to financing to first-time homebuyers, as well as to small and medium enterprises in order to churn economic growth, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Malaysia will benefit from the trade war between US and China but such gains are expected to only partially offset the resulting losses, Bank Negara Malaysia has said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — The 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal mustn’t happen again, Bank Negara Malaysia’s new governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus has said.
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PETALING JAYA (June 19): Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng wants banks to provide greater access to financing to first-time homebuyers, as well as to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) consi...
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Following the earlier virtual banking announcement by Bank Negara Malaysia Governor, Datuk Nor Shamsiah, it was revealed to the press at MyFintech Week 2019, that the framework is 50% ready.
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LETTER | The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the statement by the Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus (photo, above) that a Consumer Credit Act could finally be par...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is strengthening safeguards to avoid a repeat of the 1MDB scandal, Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said in a wide-ranging interview.
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First-time house buyers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) should be given greater access to financing assistance to drive economic growth.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): The digital banking framework, set to be launched by year-end is 50% ready, and more than 10 parties have expressed an interest in setting up digital banks in the country.
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PETALING JAYA: Banks should provide greater access to financing to first-time homebuyers, as well as to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in order to grease economic growth, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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PETALING JAYA: The finance ministry today called on banks to provide greater access to financing for first-time homebuyers as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Banks should ease the process of providing loans to first-time homebuyers and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help the economy grow, the Ministry of Finance urg...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): Bank Negara Malaysia isn’t budging from a trading ban of offshore ringgit derivatives, according to Governor Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia, which has already downgraded its economic growth outlook for this year amid an escalating trade war, sees a partial offset as companies shift operations from China ...
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It’s official, MoneyMatch is now the first to graduate Bank Negara Malaysia’s regulatory sandbox.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): Malaysia’s central bank, which has already downgraded its economic growth outlook for this year amid an escalating trade war, sees a partial offset as companies shift operati...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s central bank, which has already downgraded its economic growth outlook for this year amid an escalating trade war, sees a partial offset as companies shift operations from China to sidestep higher U.S. tariffs.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) announced today Aznan Abdul Aziz's (pictured) appointment as assistant governor effective July 1, 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR — Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has appointed Aznan Abdul Aziz (Pix) as its new Assistant Governor effective, July 1, 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia has appointed Aznan Abdul Aziz  as assistant governor with effect from July 1.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 ― Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has appointed Aznan Abdul Aziz as its new Assistant Governor effective, July 1, 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 18): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) announced today Aznan Abdul Aziz's appointment as assistant governor effective July 1, 2019.
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Bank Negara Malaysia announces Aznan Abdul Aziz's appointment as assistant governor effective July 1, 2019
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The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) supports the announcement by the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor that it is working towards making the Consumer Credit Act law soon.
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U Mobile has given a sneak preview of its new fintech ecosystem which will be rolled out in July 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), together with the financial industry, is in the process of establishing a Financial Threat Intelligence Platform.
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TransferWise has successfully obtained a remittance license from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). With this license, TransferWise will launch remittances from Malaysia in 2019.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 17): Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo says the entry of UK financial technology (fintech) firm TransferWise into the Malaysian market will help improve financ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — There is a pressing need for the financial industry and nation to provide an enabling and secure framework for technological innovation, said Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) gove...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia sees fintech as a means to enhance competition, increase productivity and fundamentally change the way institutions provide financial services.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 17): Platform will collate, analyse, and disseminate real-time information on cyber threats and trends, Malaysia central bank Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus says in speech i...
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PETALING JAYA: The founder of an e-commerce firm has filed a lawsuit against Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng over alleged defamatory statements the DAP representative made against her and her company two years ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 13):  Malaysia’s economy remains sound and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) (pictured) is unlikely to further reduce the overnight policy rate (OPR) this year, says HSBC Private Bankin...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia has issued an exposure draft which lays out its requirements and expectations on companies providing electronic trading platforms.
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The inaugural Malaysia Tech Week (MTW) from June 17 to June 23, has received outstanding support from Malaysia’s tech ecosystem which has rose to the occasion to ensure the inaugural national techno...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 14): Bank Negara Malaysia seeks public feedback on exposure draft of framework for electronic trading platforms, especially for FX and money markets, it says in statement on website...
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MICRO, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are a crucial pillar of Malaysia’s economy, making up 98.5% of the almost one million business establishments in the nation.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 12): HSBC Amanah Malaysia Bhd has launched the first environmental, social and governance (ESG) Islamic structured product in the Malaysian market.
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BANK Negara Malaysia’s Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) policy document came into effect on June 1, an event that was eagerly awaited by Securemetric Bhd as it is expected to be a game changer f...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): Based on corporate announcements and news flows today, the stocks that are expected to be in focus tomorrow (Wednesday, June 12) might be as follows: Malaysia Building Society ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Insurance premiums will not be going up for current investment-linked product (ILP) policyholders following the implementation of new guidelines for ILPs by Bank Negara Malaysia on July 1, 2019, says Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM).
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KUALA LUMPUR: HSBC in Malaysia launched its first environmental, social and governance (ESG) Islamic structured product in the country.
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The PolicyStreet team Malaysian insurtech startup PolicyStreet today announced that it has secured an approval from the country’s central bank Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to conduct general and Isla...
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WITH a June 27 deadline looming, Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Bhd (MIDF) and Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corp (M) Bhd (Al Rajhi Malaysia) are scrambling to reach a merger deal, sources s...
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Like it or not, fintech has revolutionised finance.
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PETALING JAYA: A Sarawak MP has pledged to push for decriminalising attempted suicide when Dewan Rakyat convenes next month, following the recent case of a teenager in Kuching who jumped to her death ...
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PolicyStreet announced today that it has obtained approval from Bank Negara Malaysia to conduct financial advisory.
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Malaysian fintech startup PolicyStreet announced it has obtained approval from the country’s central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), to become a financial adviser (FA). With the approval, the in...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Competition in the mobile wallet space is getting intense but Aeon Credit Service (M) Bhd’s new mobile e-wallet application and e-money card, which were introduced last October, are ga...
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Debts do not usually come because we earn too little.
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PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang (pix) has called for a White Paper on “Week of Long Knives in July/August 2015”.
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MP SPEAKS | Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad should present a White Paper on “Week of Long Knives of July/August 2015” in Parliament, before the current session adjourns on July 18.
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PETALING JAYA: An economist says reintroducing the goods and services tax (GST) would help the government reduce the country’s debt but assures that the debt situation is not yet at worrying levels.
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Luno Malaysia Sdn Bhd has gotten conditional approval from the Securities Commission (SC) of Malaysia as a Recognised Market Operator (Digital Asset Exchange).
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 3): ECM Libra Financial Group Bhd said the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has approved its application to sell its entire equity interest in fund management arm Libra Invest Bh...
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DUNGUN (June 3): An additional 300 houses under the Housing Programme for the Very Poor (PPRT) will be built throughout the country this year, bringing the total to 1,800, said Rural Development Min...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 3): Malaysia’s inclusion in the US Treasury’s monitoring list of potential currency manipulators is likely a ploy by Washington to gain exchange rate competitiveness to boost it...
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Malaysia’s inclusion in the United States Treasury's monitoring list of potential currency manipulators is likely a ploy by Washington to gain exchange rate competitiveness to boost its exports, say...
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GEORGE TOWN: The MP for Jelutong R.S.N Rayer (pix), today lodged a police report on former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak regarding the dismissal of former Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul ...
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GEORGE TOWN, June 1 — The Member of Parliament for Jelutong RSN Rayer today lodged a police report on former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak regarding the dismissal of former Attorney General ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has reported total investment income of RM9.66bil for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, which is lower than the sum recorded in the corresponding quarter of last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 31): S&P Global Ratings is expecting a "disappointing" 2019 for Malaysian banks in terms of bottom-line earnings, after their first quarter results pointed to a weakening trend in pr...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 — Banks’ asset quality remains sound with overall net impaired loans ratio remaining stable at 1.0 per cent, said Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in its “Monthly Highlights — ...
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AS the prosecution intends to bring in 40 more witnesses to testify in the trial of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak relating to funds of SRC International Sdn Bhd, the High Court has set ...
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MYFINTECH Week 2019 (MyFW2019), Malaysia’s first flagship fintech event will take place from June 17 to 21, 2019 in Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians are entitled to know what transpired during the “Week of the Long Knives” at the end of July 2015, Lim Kit Siang (pix) said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said Malaysia supports free and fair trade, and does not practise unfair currency practices.
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Bank Negara Malaysia will be hosting their inaugural MyFintech Week 2019, which the organisation claims to be Malaysia’s first flagship fintech event.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd has received approval from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) for its asset management subsidiary Kenanga Investors Bhd (KIB) to acquire 100% equity stake in...
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Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) today dismissed the claim by the US treasury that the country is manipulating its currency.
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KUALA LUMPUR: There are no consequences to Malaysia’s economy from the country’s inclusion in the United States (US) Treasury’s monitoring list of potential currency manipulators, Bank Negara Ma...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) helped power the FBM KLCI to a firmer close at midday amid a downtrend seen in most regional stock markets.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 29 — Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) insisted today it does not interfere with the currency exchange and maintained that Malaysia adopts a floating exchange rate regime.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): There are no consequences to Malaysia’s economy from the country’s inclusion in the United States (US) Treasury's monitoring list of potential currency manipulators, Bank Ne...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said Malaysia supports free and fair trade, and does not practise unfair currency practices.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia has refuted the claim by the US Treasury that Malaysia is a potential currency manipulator by putting the country on its monitoring list.
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SINGAPORE: The U.S. Treasury added Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam to a watch list for currency manipulation, putting their foreign-exchange policies under scrutiny.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 29): Malaysia has been placed on the currency manipulator watch list by the US Treasury under its foreign exchange policy report issued yesterday.
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Whenever people ask me how much will property prices rise these days, I always tell them that it is okay for the prices to just follow the inflation numbers.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 28): AMMB Holdings Bhd posted an 81% growth in net profit to RM459.67 million for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2019 (4QFY19), from RM253.41 million a year ago, thanks to a subs...