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My Point by Manokaran Mottain Malaysia is one of the countries forging ahead with Industry 4.0 (IR4.0). The objective is to modernise our industrial capability, and transform the economy from a low-cost manufacturing country into a high-value competing manufacturer.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 24): Kazakhstan is keen to increase the import volume of Malaysia's palm oil into the Republic, said Counsellor of Kazakhstan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Dr Serik Amirov.
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IT’S time for the Pakatan Harapan government to consider reinstating the goods and services tax (GST) as a means of strengthening market perception on the fiscal stability of the country, more so a...
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WASHINGTON, May 23 — The IMF warned today that the escalating US-China trade war will “jeopardise” 2019 global growth, undermining confidence and raising prices for consumers.
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BERLIN, May 23 — Confidence among German business leaders was ground down to its lowest level in more than four years in May, a closely-watched survey showed today, dampening the mood after tentativ...
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TENCENT on May 21 announced a shift in strategic direction from being a company that mainly serves the consumer internet to one that also embraces the industrial internet.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysian banking system remains stable, as strong loss-absorbing buffers should mitigate a potential rise in credit costs and moderating profitability over the next 12-18 months, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
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SINGAPORE, May 22 — Private sector economists say initial hopes for the Singapore economy to recover in the second half of 2019 have dimmed now that global technology firms have been swept up in the...
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One year on, Malaysia Baru has been a mixed bag so far.
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KUALA LUMPUR: An exodus of foreign funds from Bursa was observed last week, extending the foreign net selling streak to the eighth week, according to MIDF Research.
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SINGAPORE: Singapore's annual economic growth slipped to the lowest in nearly a decade in the first quarter led by a slump in manufacturing, final data showed on Tuesday, prompting a downgrade to the city-state's full-year growth forecast.
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KOTA KINABALU, May 20 — The Sabah government needs to refocus their direction from timber processing into the services sector if they want to revive the state economy and provide jobs, said a former...
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MALAYSIA saw foreign fund outflows of RM11.2 billion in April — the highest in 10 months — in contrast to the trend of foreign fund inflow into emerging markets (EMs). Foreigners sold RM9.8 billio...
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TOKYO, May 20 — After months of speculation that Japan’s government could postpone an impending sales tax hike to avoid damaging the economy, it appeared set to go ahead with the move thanks to st...
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TOKYO, May 20 — Japanese GDP expanded 0.5 per cent in the first quarter of this year, official data showed today, in a better-than-expected result for the world’s third-largest economy.
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TOKYO: Japan's economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in January- March, driven by net contributions from exports and defying forecasts for a contraction in the world's third-largest economy.
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TOKYO: Japan's Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Monday there was no change to the government's plan to raise the sales tax to 10 percent from 8 percent in October, after the release of first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data.
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DESPITE some optimism on the direction of the ringgit, there are concerns over downside risks fuelled by, among other factors, flaring trade tensions and the weakening of the yuan.
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TOKYO: Signs of a weakening Japanese economy are fuelling concerns among some ruling party lawmakers that the country cannot cope with an increase in an unpopular sales tax in October, after previous hikes hurt growth and derailed political careers.
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GEORGE TOWN: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today called on banks and financiers to lend more to growing small and medium enterprises and small businesses to stave off the effects from the current trad...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 18 — The ringgit is expected to depreciate to RM4.20 against the US dollar next week on lack of trading due to the public holidays.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit is expected to depreciate to RM4.20 against the US dollar next week on lack of trading due to the public holidays.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The encouraging performance of Malaysia’s GDP in the first quarter of 2019 (Q119) provides positive impetus for the country’s future growth, as well as strengthening investors confid...
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The encouraging performance of Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2019 (Q119) provides positive impetus for the country’s future growth, as well as strengthening inves...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng sees Malaysia's first quarter 2019 (1Q19) gross domestic product (GDP) on-year growth of 4.5% as a "positive sign for the future" because the figur...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — The encouraging performance of Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2019 (Q119) provides positive impetus for the country’s future growth, as we...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng sees Malaysia's first quarter 2019 (1Q19) gross domestic product (GDP) on-year growth of 4.5% as a "positive sign for the future" because the figur...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) chairman Datuk Syed Zaid Albar announced the registration of three new equity crowdfunding (ECF) platform operators and five peer-to-peer (P2...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Ringgit is poised for a third week of losses, as a stronger dollar and equity outflows hurt sentiment.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s economy performed above expectations in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19) and the country’s foreign investments staged a strong improvement, amid elevated external challenges. However, despite these positive developments, more warnings signs on the economy have begun to crop up.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): The Government and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) may have to do more to support Malaysia's economic growth amid the escalating United States-China trade war, said an economist.
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LETTER | Practically all the currencies of the world are fiat money i.e. money that is not backed by anything of value other than the guarantee by the government of that country which makes it legal f...
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TOKYO, May 16 — A former economic adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said today that an increase in sales tax planned for October should be shelved until the economy puts a decisive end t...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — The ringgit rebounded to close higher today helped by gross domestic product (GDP) data that showed first-quarter economic growth was faster than expected, dealers said.
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PARIS, May 16 — French President Emmanuel Macron received a boost today from figures showing unemployment at a 10-year low, but the 8.7-per cent rate is still much higher than in other European heav...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — Bursa Malaysia retreated to below the key 1,600 support level at close today and in ending lower, amid profit-taking, after yesterday’s gains and a revival of trade war fear...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s economy grew by 4.5% in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q 2019), with private sector activity remaining the key growth driver.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): Malaysia's economy grew 4.5% in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19), down from 5.3% a year earlier.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund’s decision to drop emerging market bonds from the benchmark index it tracks will not have a significant impact on Malaysia, says Bank Negar...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund’s decision to drop emerging market bonds from the benchmark index it tracks will not have a significant impact on Malaysia, says Bank Neg...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's GDP growth of 4.5% in the first quarter of 2019 shows the economy has been holding up relatively well by regional standards, HSBC Global Research said.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund's decision to drop emerging market bonds from the benchmark index it tracks will not have a significant impact on Malaysia, says Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus.
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The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund’s decision to drop emerging market bonds from the benchmark index it tracks will not have a significant impact on Malaysia, says Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Govern...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit rose for first time in almost three weeks after Malaysian economic data beat estimates and the central bank set out plans to boost market liquidity.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — Malaysia’s economy grew by 4.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q 2019), with private sector activity remaining the key growth driver.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) says Malaysia's economy grew 4.5% for the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19), partly supported by a rebound in the agriculture sector as production improved...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The economy expanded by 4.5% at in the first quarter of March 31, 2019 (Q1 2019), which was slightly above economists' forecast of 4.3%, underpinned by services and manufacturing.
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Bursa Malaysia remained lower at mid-morning on continuous profit-taking activities, but losses were limited by gains in selected heavyweights such as Maxis, Petronas Dagangan and Public Bank.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): A Debt Management Office (DMO) has been set up to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities, which will be chaired by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): Malaysia's economy grew 4.5% in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19), down from 5.3% a year earlier.
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Flash: Malaysia's GDP grows 4.5% in 1Q19
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 ― Bursa Malaysia remained lower at mid-morning on continuous profit-taking activities, but losses were limited by gains in selected heavyweights such as Maxis, Petronas Dagangan...
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GEORGE TOWN, May 16 ― The Kedah government must protect the rainforest in the greater Ulu Muda Forest Complex by banning all logging works there, the Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) said tod...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened slightly higher against the greenback today as global oil prices surged overnight and amid an improvement in commodity price.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 16): The ringgit opened slightly higher against the greenback today as global oil price surges overnight and an improvement in commodity price.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A Debt Management Office (DMO) has been set up to review and manage the government’s debt and liabilities, which will be chaired by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — Bursa Malaysia retreated to opened slightly lower as traders locked in profits, ahead of today’s release of the first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — The ringgit opened slightly higher against the greenback today as global oil price surges overnight and an improvement in commodity price.
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WASHINGTON, May 16 — US retail sales unexpectedly fell in April as households cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, pointing to a slowdown in economic growth after a te...
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PETALING JAYA: The ringgit has hit a new low for the year, following continued uncertainty from the ongoing US-China trade war which has intensified over the past few days.
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UNIVERSAL Robots (UR), Denmark-based collaborative robots (cobots) market leader has identified Malaysia as a key growth market in line with the country’s increased focus on automation and robotics,...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) — The ringgit closed lower against the US dollar today ahead of the first quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data set for release tomorrow, dealers said.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia posted its widest monthly trade deficit in history in April as exports slumped, while the pace of fall in imports was slower than expected, data from the statistics bureau showed on Wednesday.
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The ringgit continues its downtrend against the US dollar as cautious investors await tomorrow’s release of the gross domestic product (GDP) data, dealers said.
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PETALING JAYA: An analyst predicts further weakness in the ringgit after Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) move to cut interest rates last week, and as the currency reaches its lowest level in a year aga...
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SO near, yet so far. Timor-Leste has been trudging on for eight years but the road to membership in Asean remains a long and winding one for Asia’s youngest democracy.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 15): Ringgit is trading at its weakest level this year before a report due Thursday that is expected to show Malaysia’s economic growth slowed last quarter.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit continues its downtrend against the US dollar as cautious investors await tomorrow's release of the gross domestic product (GDP) data, dealers said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 — The ringgit continues its downtrend against the US dollar as cautious investors await tomorrow’s release of the gross domestic product (GDP) data, dealers said.
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PETALING JAYA: Stock volatility in response to the US-China trade war appears more sentiment-driven than fundamental.
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KUALA LUMPUR: MIDF Research has projected the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the first quarter of 2019 (Q1 2019) at 4.3% as economic activities are predicted to continue expanding at a moderate pace, amid resilient domestic spending as well as tepid external trade performance.“Moving forward, we view continuous expansionary momentum particularly with solid domestic demand, lower overnight policy rate (OPR) effects, stable job market, low inflationary pressure and gradual pick-up of commodity prices this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — The ringgit closed lower against the US dollar today as cautious mood prevailed ahead of the release of the gross domestic product (GDP) data on Thursday, dealers said.
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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has repeatedly portrayed the punitive tariffs he has imposed on China and other countries as tools to create leverage and draw them into new trade deals that benefit the U.S.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): MIDF Research has projected the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the first quarter of 2019 (Q1 2019) at 4.3%, as economic activities are predicted to continue...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 14): Global risks including that currently posed by the Sino-US trade tensions will make it challenging for emerging market currencies including the ringgit to stay firm, said UOB re...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Morgan Stanley has trimmed its growth forecasts for Malaysia and five other Asian countries to take into account the downside risks posed by the renewed escalation in the US-China trade ...
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SINGAPORE, May 13 — Malaysia’s economic fundamentals are very different today and far stronger than what they were in 1998, says Maybank Investment Bank Bhd (Maybank IB) chief executive officer Am...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): Morgan Stanley has cut Malaysia's 2019 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast to 4.5% from 4.6% as it takes into account the downside risks presented with the renewed esca...
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The question of whether the Malaysian economy had continued to slow under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will be answered on Thursday, as Bank Negara Malaysia will announce the gross domestic pro...
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THE Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), previously known as the One Belt One Road Initiative, consists primarily of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — The ringgit opens slightly lower today, extending the downtrend as investors wait for Thursday’s announcement on the first quarter (Q1) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened slightly lower today, extending the downtrend as investors wait for Thursday's announcement on the first quarter (Q1) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): The ringgit opens slightly lower today, extending the downtrend as investors wait for Thursday’s announcement on the first quarter (Q1) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Bhd (LCT), Seacera Group Bhd, Tasco Bhd and DPI Holdings Bhd are among the stocks to watch on Monday, according to JF Apex Research.
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SUPPORTING local tech firms as they strive for technological advancements is a vital part of Vietnam’s efforts to beat the middle-income trap and become a developed economy.
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FRANKLIN Equity Group’s vice-president, portfolio manager Grant Bowers does not foresee a recession happening anytime soon in the United States.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit is expected to be volatile against the US dollar next week given that global investors would try to get a better reading on US-China trade ties moving forward and their impli...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 ― The ringgit is expected to trade in volatile mode against the US dollar next week given that global investors would try to get a better reading on US-China trade ties moving f...
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LONDON, May 11 ― European shares rose yesterday, with surging shares of Thyssenkrupp and robust defensive stocks helping equities on the continent avert the losses seen among their US peers, which s...
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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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LONDON, May 10 — Britain’s economy grew by 0.5 per cent in the first quarter, boosted by companies stockpiling ahead of Brexit, official data showed today.
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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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SINGAPORE: Singapore's second-biggest listed lender Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd reported an 11 percent rise in quarterly profit on Friday that beat market estimates, driven by broad-based growth, rounding up a strong quarter for local banks.
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PUTRAJAYA: The federal government has pledged to develop the nation with the people in mind, and to continue with initiatives that will generate shared prosperity for all.
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PUTRAJAYA (May 9): The Pakatan Harapan Government is “quite optimistic” that Malaysia would achieve GDP economic growth as strong as 4.9% in 2019, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed...
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Dr Mahathir Mohamad, known for his penchant for mega-projects which included the KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers during his first tenure as prime minister, today said the measure of economic success...
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SINGAPOREANS may be in line for some good news. The central bank’s decision to transfer S$45 billion (US$33 billion) to the island’s sovereign wealth fund could push back an increase in the consumption tax.
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The country’s economic growth so far is still deemed commendable, as it is still pacing between 4% and 5%, despite growing slower than the previous year.
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When the Pakatan Harapan government took over the Ministry of Health (MoH), it was one of the better organised and well-performing ministries, even under the Barisan Nasional administration.
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PETALING JAYA: The latest overnight policy rate (OPR) cut is expected to have a negligible impact on the local property sector, in light of muted gross development product (GDP) growth.
OPR | GDP | PETALING JAYA | OPR | Homebuyers | GDP growth | CGSCIMB | Malaysia | Bank Negara | 2017 | 000 | 25 | 2019 | 000 | 1 | 3 | 25 | 2016 | 3 | 2018 | 000 | 25 | 3 | 000 | 2016 | 25 | RM15 | 000 | RM3 | 000 | RM69 | RM32 | RM500 | 000 | RM300 | 000 | 2018 | 2019 | 2017 | 2016 | July 2016