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THE stats are out. The SME sector has once again made an impressive showing.
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KUALA LUMPUR: In times of economic uncertainty, a weak currency may ring alarm bells, raising concerns that a soft ringgit will result in higher cost of living and dearer imports.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank Kim Eng Group says a recession in 2019 is unlikely but there is a possibility of it happening in the second half of 2020.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will continue to be vigilant despite stronger gross domestic product (GDP) growth recorded for the second quarter this year, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Az...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Malaysia will continue to be vigilant despite stronger gross domestic product (GDP) growth recorded for the second quarter this year, said Economic Affair Minister Datuk Seri ...
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has outperformed Singapore in the second quarter this year by recording a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 4.9% year-on-year (y-o-y), from 4.5% in the previous quarter.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 18): Malaysia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which expanded by 4.9 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) for the second quarter of 2019 (2Q 2019), is seen as a surprise to the market, as it ...
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The strong 4.9 percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the second quarter of 2019 (Q2 2019) is an indication that the country’s economy is on the right direction and on the path to recovery, ...
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MOSCOW, Aug 18 — New machines popping up in Russian shopping centres seem innocuous enough — users insert their passport and receive a small loan in a matter of minutes.
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The process of selecting the International Monetary Fund’s next managing director must change.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s economy has grown at a compound rate of 4.7% in the past 10 years.
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Malaysia's economic growth for the second half of this year is set to be healthy and driven by the ongoing mega projects, despite the current global economic uncertainties, says Maybank Kim Eng Group ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s second quarter 2019 gross domestic product (GDP) growth which expanded to 4.9% year-on-year, from 4.5% in the previous quarter, continues to highlight the country’s resili...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Malaysia’s economic growth for the second half of this year is set to be healthy and driven by the ongoing mega projects, despite the current global economic uncertainties, ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s second quarter 2019 gross domestic product (GDP) growth, which expanded to 4.9% year-on-year from 4.5% in the previous quarter, showed the country’s resilience amid the ch...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysia's second quarter 2019 gross domestic product (GDP) growth continues to highlight the country's resilience amid the challenging global environment.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 ― Malaysia’s second quarter 2019 gross domestic product (GDP) growth which expanded to 4.9 per cent year-on-year, from 4.5 per cent in the previous quarter, continued to highl...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Bursa Malaysia is expected to trade range bound next week against the backdrop of global volatility and despite a stronger than expected second quarter gross domestic product ...
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WHILE we are fixated by economic data points, earnings reporting season, daily movement of the bond, equity, forex and commodities markets, trade and currency war, the most important element of the market’s future direction is, in actual fact, investors’ sentiment.
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Property market is nothing without a growing economy.
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On Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Reserve releases the minutes of its last meeting, revealing what policymakers said about the flattening Treasury yield curve and the strength of support for July's quarter-point rate cut.
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REVIEW: The FBM KLCI clung stubbornly to the 1, 600 mark, ending just a fraction of a point under by yesterday’s close.
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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia's economy grew faster than expected in the April-June period and it became the first South-east Asian nation to report an acceleration in growth from the previous quarter, dr...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): Malaysia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which expanded by 4.9 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) for the second quarter of 2019 (2Q 2019), is seen as a surprise to the market, as it ...
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LETTER | Economists the world over know that every variable counts, in tilting the economic order into a recession.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — The ringgit rebounded sharply against the US dollar today as sentiment in the local market turned positive following stronger second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) resul...
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HONG KONG, Aug 16 — Hong Kong is on the verge of its first recession in a decade as increasingly violent anti-government protests scare off tourists and bite into retail sales in one of the world’...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Bursa Malaysia wrapped up the week mixed on the back of the better than expected second quarter gross domestic product (GDP) announcement by Bank Negara Malaysia, today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — The ongoing trade disputes between the United States and China are projected to weigh on Malaysia’s 2019 baseline gross export growth by -0.5 to -0.8 percentage point (ppt),...
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JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday proposed a 2, 528.8 trillion rupiah ($177.56 billion) budget to parliament for 2020, focusing spending on human resources, which was central in his re-election campaign.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): Minister of Economic Affairs Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the government will boost public investment activities during the current second-half period to support the countr...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — The gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year is expected to remain resilient at 4.6 per cent, despite increasing global growth uncertainties amid protracted trade dispute...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Bursa Malaysia remained in the red at mid-afternoon as investors wait for further direction on the sectors to invest in following the better-than-expected second-quarter g...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): Malaysia’s external debt, which stood at RM931.1 billion or 61.3% of gross domestic product (GDP) as at end-June this year, remains manageable.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu has urged Putrajaya to increase the allocation for his ministry to strengthen the armed forces.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): While the ringgit, in tandem with other currencies, has depreciated against the US dollar, Bank Negara Malaysia governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said the weaker ringgit ha...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Bursa Malaysia remained in negative mood at midday, as investors stayed on the sidelines, awaiting Malaysia’s second quarter full results and the first half gross domes...
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Malaysia's economy grew 4.9 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, the central bank said on Friday, making it the first major Southeast Asian economy to report an acceleration from January-March....
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — The Malaysian economy grew by 4.9 per cent in the second quarter of 2019 from 4.5 per cent in the first, supported by higher household spending and private investment.
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia's economy grew 4.9 per cent year on year in the second quarter, the central bank said on Friday (Aug 16), making it the first major South-east Asian economy to report...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Bursa Malaysia remained in negative territory at mid morning, as investors awaited the second quarter and first half gross domestic product (GDP) announcement by Bank Negar...
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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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Finance chief Paul Chan unveiled HK$19.1 billion worth of measures for enterprises and residents, saying they could help boost the economy by 0.3%. But economists remain pessimistic about the city’s economic outlook.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened slightly higher against the US dollar on Friday morning due to mild buying support, amid cautious market sentiment, a dealer said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Bursa Malaysia opened lower today as investors await second-quarter and first-half gross domestic product (GDP) announcement by Bank Negara Malaysia this afternoon.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s economy is set to regain its stride after an unsteady year of reforms following a change of government, but the rebound could be short-lived as risks loom from the US-China trade war
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By 2021, IDC expects over 21% of Malaysia’s GDP to be contributed by the Digital Economy against the current level of 18%.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): 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 me...
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KOTA KINABALU: The chairman of an NGO today laughed over claims by Warisan deputy president Darell Leiking placing blame on the previous state government for the huge decline in Sabah’s gross domest...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The international trade and industry ministry today clarified that the previous administration had given approval for a government-linked company to buy shares in DreamEDGE, the firm tha...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened lower on lack of demand for the local note with investors staying on the sidelines ahead of Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) announcement tomorrow.
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Does Mukesh Ambani (pic) see dark clouds gathering on the horizon? From his message to shareholders, it doesn’t look like India’s richest tycoon is worried. But his actions may reveal more than his words.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 15): The ringgit opened lower on lack of demand for the local note with investors staying on the sidelines ahead of Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) second-quarter gross domestic produ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 — The ringgit opened lower on lack of demand for the local note with investors staying on the sidelines ahead of Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) second-quarter gross domestic pr...
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NEW YORK, Aug 15 — Equity markets tanked and oil prices fell sharply yesterday after a closely watched bond indicator pointed to the growing risk of a US recession that was heightened by data showin...
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NEW YORK: Equity markets tanked and oil prices fell sharply on Wednesday after a closely watched bond indicator pointed to the growing risk of a U.S. recession that was heightened by data showing Germany's economy in contraction and China's worsening.
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FRANKFURT, Aug 14 — Germany’s economy contracted in the second quarter, preliminary official data showed today, as the export-oriented country battles global trade and growth headwinds.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar today on the expectation of a better second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) to be announced by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) this Friday, a dealer said.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Hong Leong IB Research has raised its 2Q2019 gross domestic product (GDP) growth estimate for Malaysia to 4.8% year-on-year (previous: 4.4% y-o-y;1Q19: +4.5% y-o-y) following th...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 ― The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar today on the expectation of a better second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) to be announced by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) ...
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah tourism industry players have warned that the departure levy, set to be implemented next month, will hamper the industry’s growth in the state.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): UOB expects Malaysia to report a higher economic growth of 5% year-on-year for the second quarter of this year, compared with 4.5% in the first quarter.
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Many friends in Malaysia have asked me if Malaysia is going to fall into a recession for 2019?
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Christine Lagarde is still to be confirmed as the European Central Bank’s next president, but work is already piling up on her desk.
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SINGAPORE: Singapore slashed its full-year economic growth forecast on Tuesday as global conditions were seen worsening and data confirmed the slowest growth rate in a decade amid mounting fears of recession in the city-state.Singapore slashes 2019 GDP forecast as global risks expand
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GEORGE TOWN: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says Malaysia’s economic growth is expected to plateau at 4.5% of the GDP in the second quarter, continuing at the same rate of growth experienced in the f...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): AmBank Group Research expects Singapore's gross domestic product (GDP) growth to slow down and to likely fall into 'technical recession', ie two quarters of negative growth.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): AmBank Research expects Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth to be stronger in 2Q2019. In a note today, AmBank group chief economist Dr Anthony Dass said Malaysia’...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): After the aggressive interest rate cuts last week by a handful of Asian central banks that surprised the markets, there is strong expectation that more countries will follow sui...
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Singapore slashed its full-year economic growth forecast on Tuesday as global conditions were seen worsening and data confirmed the slowest growth rate in a decade amid mounting fears of a recession i...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): AmBank Group Research expects Singapore's gross domestic product (GDP) growth to slow down and to likely fall into 'technical recession', ie two quarters of negative growth.
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SINGAPORE, Aug 13 ― Singapore has downgraded its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) forecast for 2019 to “0.0 to 1.0 per cent” from “1.5 to 2.5 per cent” previously projected, with growth expected...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): AmBank Research expects Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth to be stronger in 2Q2019. In a note today, AmBank group chief economist Dr Anthony Dass said Malaysia’...
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KUALA LUMPUR: After the aggressive interest rate cuts last week by a handful of Asian central banks that surprised the markets, there is strong expectation that more countries will follow suit in the ...
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KOTA KINABALU: Umno has accused Chief Minister Shafie Apdal and his state government of ruining Sabah’s economy, in the wake of statistics showing that the state’s GDP fell 6.7% in less than a yea...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Despite Pakatan Harapan’s promise to fund the Health Ministry up to 4% of the gross domestic product (GDP) by 2023, it is still largely “business as usual” after more than a year.
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NEW YORK, Aug 12 — Increasing expectations that the US-China trade war will impact American economic growth pushed the dollar lower today.
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LONDON, Aug 12 — Britain’s economy unexpectedly shrank in the second quarter of the year on Brexit turmoil, official data showed Friday, placing the country on the verge of recession and sending t...
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PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak has told Pakatan Harapan to take responsibility for the current state of the country’s finances, saying his administration left behind a strong econo...
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Malaysia's focus on three priority areas - regional economic integration, inclusivity and technology, and innovation and sustainability - when it hosts the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2020 next year will be timely given the immense challenges confronting the global economy.
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Vietnam wants to have at least five billion-dollar tech firms, or unicorns, by 2025 and 10 by 2030 as planned in its draft on national strategy on the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
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WASHINGTON: As they look to ease monetary policy, central bankers are also singing from the same songsheet when it comes to government support for their economies. They want more of it.
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Fears of a major downturn in euro zone powerhouse Germany grew this week following "scary" industrial output figures for June and reports due over the coming week that will hold those concerns up to the light.
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LONDON, August 9 — The pound was steady today after yesterday’s drop on the back of senior aides of Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying they would hold a parliamentary election in the days after B...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): Foreigners remain net buyers of domestic bonds for the second month in July, recording RM5.7 billion compared to RM6.6 billion in June.
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BERLIN, Aug 7 ― German industrial output fell more than expected in June, driven by weaker production of intermediate and capital goods, adding to signs that Europe's biggest economy contracted in t...
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PETALING JAYA: Human rights group Tenaganita has decried the government’s apparent reluctance to give refugees the right to work in the country.
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(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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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 6): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the government is not likely to introduce new tax measures in Budget 2020, which will be tabled in Parliament in October.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 3): The stock of household debt as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) in Malaysia has declined over the years, thanks in part to a weaker housing market, and more deleveraging i...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government aims to create a culture of entrepreneurship that encourages entrepreneurs to become job creators and to provide guidance to those working in their respective industries, ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — The government aims to create a culture of entrepreneurship that encourages entrepreneurs to become job creators and to provide guidance to those working in their respective in...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 2): The Government aims to create a culture of entrepreneurship that encourages entrepreneurs to become job creators and provide guidance to those working in their respective industr...
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PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya is pushing strategies to get more youths involved in entrepreneurship to make it contribute up to 50% of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030, Dr Mahathir Moham...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 2): The stock of household debt as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) in Malaysia has declined over the years, thanks in part to a weaker housing market, and more deleveraging i...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 2): Pos Malaysia Bhd has inked a collaboration agreement with China-based STO Express International Co Ltd to jointly explore cross-border cooperation.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malay Economic Action Council (MTEM) has raised concerns over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s (pix) plans to pursue a more needs-based affirmative action.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 2): School children in Malaysia are at the center of controversy over palm oil after staging a play that claimed it causes deforestation and the disappearance of thousands of orangut...
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OVERALL performance of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia is on track to achieve the target of 41% to GDP by 2020 as envisaged under the Dasar Keusahawanan Nasional 2030 (DKN 2030) recent...