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MARCH 24 — Speaking at the press conference after the end of a three day working visit to Pakistan, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed affirmed that the “Islamic world is over reliant on the W...
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THE dollar witnessed a sell-off mid-week after the Fed turned rather dovish during its FOMC meeting — tweaking its dot plot projection to zero hike for 2019 from two hikes back in December 2018, signalling the end of quantitative tightening (QT).
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“Women hold up half the sky,” Mao Zedong once said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — The ringgit ended higher against the US dollar today for the fourth consecutive day, as the greenback weakened after the US Federal Reserve indicated there would be no inter...
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OSLO, March 21 — Norway’s central bank raised its key interest rate today and said it would continue to tighten its monetary policy due to the strength of the Scandinavian country’s economy, in ...
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Singapore and Indonesia have traditionally dominated Southeast Asia’s startup scene.
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Singapore and Indonesia have traditionally dominated Southeast Asia’s startup scene.
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Singapore and Indonesia have traditionally dominated Southeast Asia’s startup scene.
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GRAB Financial Group, a Southeast Asian fintech player, on March 19 announced its 'Grow with Grab' roadmap, with the launch of SME lending, new features to the GrabPay mobile wallet for users and micr...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will return to its Asian tiger status in three years, Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said on Tuesday (Mar 19).
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COMMENTARY, March 18 ― Much has been written about the national air carrier in the past three weeks ― from shutting it down to selling it off.
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MORE and more women are running businesses across the country. There are around 145,000 SMEs currently run by women in Vietnam.
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A public debate between Muara Tuang assemblyperson Idris Buang (photo above) and Malaysia Trade Unions Congress (MTUC) Sarawak secretary Andrew Lo scheduled for last night was called off at the last m...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) expects the property market to register a recovery in the second half of the year.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — Malaysia’s GDP may shrink by up to 0.7 per cent from lost semiconductor sales if thorny trade negotiations between US and China prove successful, Nikkei Asia reported toda...
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SINGAPORE (March 15): Malaysia’s ringgit weakens for a third day amid speculation the central bank will cut interest rates this year.
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LONDON, March 14 — Britain will have a £26.6-billion (RM143.92-billion) war chest to battle the potential damage of its exit from the European Union, a government oversight body said.
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The government will review the National Agricultural Policy to increase the sector's contribution to the GDP and raise its importance to the level seen in other developed countries.
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COMMENT | DAP continues to be the bogeyman of weak Malay politicians across all partisan divides.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 13): When growth slows in China, the world’s second-largest economy, the global economy would be affected and Asian economies, including Malaysia, will be the most impacted, acco...
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LONDON, March 12 — British finance minister Philip Hammond today updates the government's spending and tax plans that depend heavily on the nature of Brexit.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 8): In the event of a growth slowdown in China, the world's second largest economy, the global economy would be affected and Asian economies, including Malaysia, will be the most i...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): Malaysia’s financial sector appears resilient with sound profitability and liquidity indicators, as well as low non-performing loans, said the International Monetary Fund (I...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 11): Malaysia’s financial sector appears resilient with sound profitability and liquidity indicators, as well as low non-performing loans (NPLs), said the International Monetary ...
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COMMENT | Kuala Lumpur saw hundreds of people gather for the annual Women’s March over the weekend and, predictably enough, this drew derision from some quarters due to certain perceived abhorrent a...
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MARCH 11 — Kuala Lumpur saw hundreds of people gathering for the annual International Women’s Day March over the weekend and, predictably enough, this led to some blowback due to certain perceived...
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TOKYO, March 11 — Asian shares pulled back today after US employment data raised doubts about the strength of the global economy while investor jitters ahead of crucial Brexit votes in the UK parlia...
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The Centre of Applied Data Science (CADS) is launching Data For Her, an initiative to train women in data science and programming in order to get more of them involved in the tech industry.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — Heightened risk aversion saw foreign investors reducing their exposure on Bursa Malaysia with selling accelerating to RM709.9 million between March 4 and 7 compared wit...
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ALOR SETAR: While the Ulu Muda Forest Reserve – the water catchment area for three states – is now safe from chainsaws, the reality of a shrinking state economy is just beginning to sink in.
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IN less than two months, the Pakatan Harapan government will complete its first year in office. But it may not have that much time to celebrate.
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PETALING JAYA: A coalition of Malay NGOs has defended Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali’s call to focus on the Malay and Bumiputera agenda.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 8): Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) will deliver RM54 billion in dividend to the government, including a special dividend of RM30 billion for the financial year ended Dec 31, 201...
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PETALING JAYA: More women are joining the workforce, and they are beginning to play a bigger role in the technical and corporate world.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 7): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pictured) said today Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd's RM3 billion Industry Digitalisation Transformation Fund forms a part of the nation's Budget ...
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ECONOMISTS believe that the size of the underground economy affects gross domestic product (GDP) to some degree while criminologists recognise that there are clear links between it and organised crime...
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SYDNEY: Australia’s economy slowed sharply in the second half of last year as consumers shut their wallets and housing construction pulled back, data showed on Wednesday, sending the local currency to a two-month trough.
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TOKYO, March 6 — The US dollar held gains against its peers early today, thanks to higher US yields and better-than-expected data, while its Australian counterpart took a knock after disappointing e...
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BERLIN, March 6 — The global travel industry is likely to expand by 4 per cent in 2019 despite slowing economic growth in key areas such China and Europe, but a no-deal Brexit could wipe out 700,000...
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Salesforce Ventures – the corporate investment arm of customer relationship management platform Salesforce – has launched the Australia Trailblazer Fund, a new US$50 million fund to empower Austra...
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HONG KONG, March 5 — Most Asian markets retreated today as investors awaited fresh developments in the China-US trade talks, though Shanghai ended sharply higher as China unveiled massive tax cuts t...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 5): Ringgit consolidates as traders await the central bank’s policy decision to gauge if the authorities are weighing an easing amid muted inflation and global risks.
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BEIJING, March 5 — China will cut billions of dollars in taxes and fees, increase infrastructure investment, and step up lending to small firms, Premier Li Keqiang said, as the government boosts sti...
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TOKYO, March 5 — Asian shares stepped back today after China cut its economic growth target and pledged measures to support the economy amid growing challenges from rising debt and a dispute over tr...
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SUBANG (March 4): Malaysia's new government is still "in the transition phase", and it needs time to achieve the transformation it has set out to do, said Datuk Seri Idris Jala, president and chief ex...
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The report “Structure of the Malaysian Economy: An Input-Output Analysis”, published by Khazanah Research Institute (and scheduled for launch on March 5), reviews the role and contribution of the ...
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SUBANG (March 4): Malaysia's new government is still "in the transition phase", and it needs time to achieve the transformation it has set out to do, said Datuk Seri Idris Jala, president and chief ex...
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KUALA LUMPUR: RAM Rating Services Berhad (Ram Rating) said today national debt will worsen if the government proceeds to acquire four toll concessionaires as this was not budgeted for earlier.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government's move to acquire the four tolled highways under Gamuda Bhd will likely excacerbate its debt burden, says RAM Ratings.
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WASHINGTON, March 1 — The US economy fell short of the Trump administration’s 3 per cent annual growth target in 2018 despite US$1.5 trillion (RM6.1 trillion) in tax cuts and a government spending...
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NEW YORK, March 1 — Wall Street’s main indexes fell slightly yesterday as support from better-than-feared US GDP data was countered by concerns about earnings and US-China trade relations.
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PUTRAJAYA, Feb 28 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today urged the Johor government and those in the state, to speak up against what he felt was a lopsided and “morally wrong” water agre...
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WASHINGTON, Feb 28 — The US economy probably slowed in the fourth quarter, held back by softer consumer spending and weak exports, which could leave 2018 growth just shy of the Trump administration'...
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SINGAPORE, Feb 28 — Singapore’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year is expected to be close to the mid-point of the 1.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent forecast, or a touch lower, said Ravi Men...
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WASHINGTON, Feb 28 — The Federal Reserve will stop shrinking its US$4 trillion (RM16.26 trillion) balance sheet later this year, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said yesterday, ending a process that inve...
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Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) is being investigated by the anti-corruption agency over claims that it received RM90 million (S$30 million) from former ruling party Umno to cooperate in last year's gene...
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The past few weeks have seen two corruption-related events making the headlines.
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SINGAPORE, Feb 25 — Singapore’s agriculture sector is no longer what it once was.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's economy is going strong and the gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to expand a further 4.9 per cent in 2019 even with a decline in inflationary pressure, said Finance M...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 24): Malaysia's economy is going strong and the gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to expand a further 4.9 per cent in 2019, albeit, a decline in inflationary pressure.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s economy is going strong and the GDP is expected to expand a further 4.9% in 2019, albeit, a decline in inflationary pressure.
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The economy is not in recession despite deflation being recorded for January, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today dispelled any fear of deflation following the 0.7% year-on-year decline in the January 2019 Consumer Price Index (CPI), the first time in 10 years.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Lim Guan Eng today assured Malaysians that the 0.7 per cent dip in last month’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), the lowest in nearly 10 years, does not signal recession or that ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 22): Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malaysia's long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating or IDR at 'A-', which reflects higher growth rates than its peer median and a net external...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malaysia's long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating (IDR) at “A-” with a stable outlook.
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IPOH, Feb 22 ― In a bid to get return visitors to the state, the Perak government will launch the 101 Experiences in Perak campaign.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 ― Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today that while Putrajaya has managed to chip away at the federal government’s debt and liabilities, the amount still hovers around RM1 t...
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CHINA has long been criticised both for its obsession with gross domestic product (GDP) statistics and their quality: Pressuring cadres to meet growth targets has encouraged a risky buildup of debt an...
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WASHINGTON, Feb 21 — The Federal Reserve believes US growth will “step down” this year from last year’s rapid pace amid rising global risks, including from tense trade relations, according to ...
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WASHINGTON, Feb 20 — More massive than the US economy, the national debt hit a new record of US$22 trillion (RM89.7 trillion) under President Donald Trump but Republicans who traditionally rail agai...
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TOKYO, Feb 20 — Japan's trade deficit for January grew from a year earlier with exports to China tumbling in their worst decline in three years, government data showed today.
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SINGAPORE, Feb 18 — Singapore has tabled an expansionary 2019 Budget today, with total expenditure for its ministries at S$80.3 billion (S$1=RM3.01), 1.6 per cent higher than last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 18): The Malaysian economy as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) is to remain on a sturdy growth path in 2019, despite challenging market conditions, according to Permodalan Na...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 — Former Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz has described Malaysia's 2018 gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 4.7 per cent as steady despite the cha...
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Policy needs to look into areas that will support the developmentof a strong network for SMEs
Policy | SMEs | 65% | GDP
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Malaysian industrial estates, particularly the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP), can expect more investments from China after Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s visit to Beijing in A...
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Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said that clarity and certainty provided by the government in recalibrating the economy towards high-quality growth played a role in hastening the country’s GDP expansi...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 — Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said that clarity and certainty provided by the government in recalibrating the economy towards high-quality growth played a role in hastening ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 16): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said that clarity and certainty provided by the Government in recalibrating the economy towards high-quality growth played a role in hastening the ...
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Vietnam’s economy has been growing steadily in recent years and it is now reaching a point where it is going to matter a lot more in the global economy, in Asean and in regional political dynamics.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16 — Bursa Malaysia is expected to strengthen next week, driven by stronger ringgit and commodity prices, as well as rising forex reserves and higher national fourth quarter econo...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — Share prices on Bursa Malaysia closed almost flat today in line with regional markets as investors awaited fresh developments in the US-China trade negotiations.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 15 — Bursa Malaysia continued its upward momentum to open higher today following Malaysia’s commendable gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2018 and the fourth quarter of la...
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SINGAPORE, Feb 15 — The Singapore economy grew by 3.2 per cent in 2018, a moderation from the 3.9 per cent growth recorded in 2017, according to the republic’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian economy is expected to remain on the growth path driven by the resilience of private consumption and continuation of civil engineering projects, as well as the recovery fro...
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GDP in Q4 up 4.7%, economy’s first acceleration in growth since a year ago
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 14): The Economic Action Council (EAC) should look at ways to reinvigorate private investment to spur the country’s economy, said Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah M...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 14): Economists have described Malaysia's 2018 gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 4.7 per cent as healthy, although it was lower than the 5.9 per cent the country recorded in 201...
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POLICYMAKERS and analysts who claim the outlook is “unusually uncertain” are normally overstating their own forecasting problem and understating the difficulties faced by their predecessors.
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KUANTAN: Bumiputera entrepreneurs’ contribution to the GDP is still low at less than 10% and is nothing to be proud of, according to Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yuso...
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KUANTAN: There is nothing to feel proud about the contribution of Bumiputera entrepreneurs to the GDP as it falls below 10% of total growth, Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Yusof said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — The Malaysian economy will continue to experience moderate growth this year, supported mainly by external demand and resilience in private consumption among others, says Bank ...
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PUTRAJAYA, Feb 14 — The Malaysian economic outlook for the first quarter of 2019 will be very challenging amid a sluggish global economy, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
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Bank Negara Malaysia Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus announced that Malaysia's economy expanded at 4.7% in the fourth quarter of 2018 (Q4 2018) bringing the total GDP for the year to 4.7%.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — The Economic Action Council (EAC) should look at ways to reinvigorate public investment to spur the country’s economy, said Bank Negara Malaysia governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — The Malaysian economy will continue to experience moderate growth this year, supported mainly by external demand and resilience in private consumption among others, says Ban...
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Malaysia’s external debt stood at RM924.9 billion or 64.7 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) as at end-December 2018, said Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in its Fourth Quarter 2018 Quarterly Bu...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 ― Malaysia’s economy grew at 4.7 per cent in 2018 with a gross domestic product (GDP) value of RM1.23 trillion at constant prices and RM1.43 trillion at current prices, accord...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's external debt stood at RM924.9bil or 64.7% of gross domestic product (GDP) as at end-December 2018, said Bank Negara Malaysia in its Fourth Quarter 2018 Quarterly Bulletin released on Thursday.