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KUALA LUMPUR (March 22): Malaysia's economy remained in deflation for the second month in a row in February, with the consumer price index falling 0.4% from a year earlier, government data showed on F...
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The government has greenlit the construction of two mosques in the parliamentary constituency of Ayer Hitam, Johor.
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PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said an analysis last year showed 569 goods in the market indicated a price drop after the implementation of the sales and services tax (SST) last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 20): Bermaz Auto Bhd, the distributor of Mazda cars in Malaysia, will concentrate on the complete-knocked-down (CKD) market to grow sales.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Honda Malaysia remains the envy of its peers as it continues to retain pole position in the non-national segment for the fourth year in a row.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 19): "Be flexible, unless you prefer windfall tax," says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to banks today.
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Be flexible, unless you prefer windfall tax, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to the banks today.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — “Be flexible, unless you prefer windfall tax,” says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to the banks today.
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KUALA LUMPUR; “Be flexible, unless you prefer windfall tax,“ says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng to the banks today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 19): Malaysia's consumer prices are expected to fall again in February, but at a slower rate than the previous month, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.
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When investors want to invest into any country, they needed to know if their investments are safe.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Sales and Service Tax (SST) will not be imposed on tourism management services yet, says MATTA president Datuk Tan Kok Liang.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The sales and services tax (SST), which was supposed to be implemented into the tour industry in 1st March 2019, will not be imposed.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair starts today and participating tourism operators are urged to absorb the 6% Sales and Service Tax (SST) for domestic tourism packages.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 568 goods or 63.2% of 900 consumer goods saw a price reduction between May-December 2018, according to the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry.
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PARLIAMENT | A total of 568 goods or 63.2 per cent of 900 consumer goods saw a price reduction between May-December 2018, says the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — A total of 568 goods or 63.2 per cent of 900 consumer goods saw a price reduction between May-December 2018, says the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 13): Bermaz Auto Bhd (BAuto) has registered a record high net profit of RM81.01 million for the third quarter ended Jan 31, 2019 (3QFY19) on the back of higher revenue from domesti...
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KUCHING: Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen said the state government should review its “pro-cronies policy” instead of accusing the federal government of pocketing the state’s wealth.
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KUCHING, March 10 — Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Chong Chieng Jen wants Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg to review the Gabungan Parti Sarawak-led (GPS) state gove...
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KUCHING: Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Chong Chieng Jen wants Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to review the Gabungan Parti Sarawak-led (GPS) state government’s ‘pro-cr...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 8): Customs Department director-general Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy is set to retire tomorrow after 35 years in public service, according to Bernama.
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PETALING JAYA: The Mercedes-Benz E-Class was due for a refresh and the local distributor obliged today with a trio of the latest model variants.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 6): The healthy January 2019 domestic demand expansion proves that the 0.7 per cent, year-on-year, (y-o-y) decline in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in the same month was not cau...
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YOURSAY | ‘They’re running around like headless chickens with RPK’s claims on the tunnel project.’ Raja Petra's graft claims 'pure fiction', says tunnel boss Fellow Malaysian: Blogger Raja Pet...
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At today’s ‘Child Safety Technical Workshop’ by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) and Autoliv Hirotako Safety, transport minister Anthony Loke reiterated his ministry is ai...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The use of child safety seats and seat belts for rear passengers will be made mandatory for all private cars from January next year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The use of child safety seats and seat belts for rear passengers will be made mandatory for all private cars from January next year.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 5): Malaysia's export value in January 2019 of RM85.4 billion is the highest in the country's history, surpassing the previous record of RM82.8 billion achieved in January 2018, ac...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 5): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said yesterday Malaysia’s 2018 inflation at 1% versus 2017’s 3.8% is proof that the sales and service tax (SST) played a role in mitigating pr...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 4): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today Malaysia's 2018 inflation at 1% versus 2017's 3.8% is proof that the sales and service tax (SST) played a role in mitigating price incr...
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PETALING JAYA: Social media research firm Politweet says there is more online interest in opposition news than in news on the government, partly due to unhappiness with Pakatan Harapan (PH) on the gro...
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Reneging on promises is one of the reasons Pakatan Harapan failed to retain the Semenyih state seat, said Senator Khairul Azwan Harun.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is urging the government to review the imposition of the Sales and services Tax on tourism management services which came into effect on Friday (Mar 1).
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — The Customs Department has been urged to review its Service Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2018 for tourism management services which came into effect yesterday, fearing it coul...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 1): Only selected groups of manufacturers are facing problems of higher cost of doing business, said the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM). FMM’s recent poll revealed t...
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PETALING JAYA: The country’s largest manufacturer’s group has explained its claim that the cost of doing business escalated after the introduction of the sales and services tax (SST). In a stateme...
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SEMENYIH: A consumer group has today demanded all fast food chains to be more transparent on their pricing and disclose the reasons for any price increase, should there be any.
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PETALING JAYA: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) should be brought back to replace the Sales and Service Tax (SST), says Gerakan.
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Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said that although he admitted that the implementation of Sales and Service Tax (SST) might have been done in a hurry, he however disagreed that it caused problems for bu...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) has refuted research findings that manufacturing costs have risen after the implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST). He pointed out that t...
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Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says Putrajaya has been successful in managing the impact of price rises with implementation of the sales and services tax (SST).Responding to a survey by the Federation...
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PETALING JAYA: The findings of a recent survey of local businesses contradict the statement by the Finance Minister regarding the Sales and Services Tax (SST) because it shows that the SST has pushed up the cost of doing business, says Gerakan president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today admitted that the implementation of the sales and service tax (SST) might have been done in a hurry, but said claims of business costs escalating as a...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — Lim Guan Eng said he would meet the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) over a joint-survey concluding that the Sales and Services Tax (SST) raised operating costs for...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — Firms said the Sales and Services Tax (SST) caused their operating costs to increase by as much as a tenth, according to a survey by the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers ...
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PETALING JAYA: The sales and service tax (SST), which was introduced in September 2018, have increased the cost of doing business among Malaysian manufacturers by up to 10%, according to a recent survey by the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER).
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 27): Panasonic Manufacturing Malaysia Bhd's net profit slipped nearly 44% to RM24.03 million or 40 sen per share in the third quarter ended Dec 31, 2018 (3QFY19), from RM42.65 millio...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 27): Some members of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) have begun to get their Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund claims, especially for those whose claims are below R...
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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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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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PETALING JAYA: The strong economic growth of 4.7% last year and a 0.7% drop in the January 2019 Consumer Price Index (CPI) by 0.7% – the lowest in nearly 10 years – have dispelled any fear of deflation, says Lim Guan Eng.
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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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Malaysia's consumer prices fell 0.7 percent in January from a year earlier, the first decline in nearly a decade, government data showed on Friday.
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The problem with Pakatan Harapan (PH) is not limited to the implementation of its manifesto or its lack of experience.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 21): British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd’s (BAT) net profit rose 43.59% to RM116.37 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2018 (4QFY18) from RM81.04 million last year as ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 21): Heineken Malaysia Bhd shares rose 2.71% in thin trade this morning after its net profit for the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2018 (4QFY18) hit RM100 million again — a level no...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah has denied a report by Malay daily Utusan Malaysia which quoted him as saying that the reinstated Sales and Services Tax (SST) f...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 20): Heineken Malaysia Bhd released a strong set of earnings for the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2018 (4QFY18). However, on its prospects, the brewery remains cautious noting the ch...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s consumer prices are expected to fall in January, the first decline in nearly a decade, amid a drop in domestic fuel prices, a Reuters poll showed today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 20): Malaysia's consumer prices are expected to fall in January, the first decline in nearly a decade, amid a drop in domestic fuel prices, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah has reportedly admitted that the implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) has not managed to reduce the prices of good...
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PUTRAJAYA (Feb 13): The recent working trip to Turkey by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, and several other top police officers to Turkey sponsored by the Malaysia Totalisator B...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian economy registered a growth of 4.7% during the final quarter of 2018, bringing the total GDP for the year to 4.7%, according to Bank Negara Malaysia today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 2 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak claimed today this year’s Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration will be a sombre event tainted by public gripes about the cost of living pressure as he co...
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GEORGE TOWN, Feb 1 — The economic situation in the country is looking up this year with a low inflation rate of two per cent, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.
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PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak has lamented Putrajaya’s handling of the economy, saying things on the ground were so bad that it has even affected Chinese New Year celebrations.
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PETALING JAYA: The next six months may be a good time for house buyers to get their dream home, with discounts and exemptions from stamp duty being offered.
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PUTRAJAYA (Jan 30): The 'Buy Malaysian Products' campaign is a platform for local manufacturers and service providers to get access to hypermarkets, shopping malls and trade fairs in order to broaden ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 28): The sales tax and service tax (SST) target for 2019 of RM22 billion can be easily surpassed, says Royal Malaysian Customs director-general Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.
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PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Malaysia is on track to restore its financial health within three years after it had been damaged by the 1Malaysia Development Bhd scandal.
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CAMERON HIGHLANDS: The farming community here is affected by the Sales and Service Tax (SST), says independent Cameron Highlands by-election candidate Wong Seng Yee.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 22): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng clarified today that the Inland Revenue Board Of Malaysia's 2018 direct tax collection was based on taxation on income received during the year.
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ROBUST beer sales up to the third quarter ended last September, which continued even after the introduction of the Sales and Services Tax (SST), have given Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd reason to be ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 22): Malaysia's consumer price index (CPI) was expected to rise 0.4% in December from a year earlier, a Reuters poll showed, slightly faster than the previous month.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 21): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pictured) said today Malaysia's 2018 Sales and Services Tax collection by the Royal Malaysia Customs Department amounted to RM5.4 billion, which i...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The increase in direct tax collection last year by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB) was based on the economic growth recorded in the year of assessment 2018, said the Minister ...
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IN a response to a Nomura Global Research report last Wednesday highlighting the risk of Malaysia missing the fiscal deficit to GDP target of 3.7% in 2018, the Ministry of Finance revealed that its to...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 21): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today Malaysia's 2018 Sales and Services Tax collection by the Royal Malaysia Customs Department amounted to RM5.4 billion, which is some 34% ...
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PETALING JAYA: The finance ministry today dismissed claims that its record direct tax collection last year was tied to revenue from 2017.
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Guan Eng : 2018 SST collection by Royal Malaysia Customs at RM5.4b since implementation on September 1, 2018
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KUCHING, Jan 19 — The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs will closely monitor the prices of food items in view of the coming Chinese New Year (CNY) next month, its deputy minister Chong...
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PETALING JAYA (Jan 16): Pizza Hut Malaysia will be opening its 400th store in Peninsula Malaysia within the first quarter this year, through planned expansion of 15 new stores in 2019.
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CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Hotel managers in Cameron Highlands are crying foul over unregistered homestays whose lower operation costs are threatening to put them out of business.
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There is a good chance the country will be spared a Budget 2019 recalibration, if the ringgit and oil prices continue to do well this week.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Najib Razak today expressed hope that his four-year rivalry with Dr Mahathir Mohamad would not reach “extreme” levels.
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PETALING JAYA: The revised Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) rates that took effect from Jan 1, 2019, may lead to quicker disposals upon the fifth year of holding period as there would be no motivation f...
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PETALING JAYA: The revised Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) rates that took effect from Jan 1, 2019 may lead to quicker disposals upon the fifth year of holding period, as there would be no motivation f...
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kopiandproperty.com January 11, 2019 Equity / Stock , Malaysian economy and more No Comment Nomura Global Research has just downgraded Malaysia again.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 — Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is confident policies implemented by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will eventually result in a stronger economy, despite international ratings firms...
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PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today rebutted a report by Nomura Global Research that Malaysia would record a budget deficit of 3.9% for 2018, saying Putrajaya was confident of achieving...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Moody's Investors Service sees increased fiscal challenges in Malaysia with the abolishment of the goods and services tax (GST) and introduction of the sales and services tax (SST).
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PUTRAJAYA, Jan 10 — Malaysia is in no danger of missing its deficit reduction targets for 2018 as higher than expected tax collections have bolstered the government’s coffers, Finance Minister Lim...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 10): The re-introduction of the sales and service tax (SST) has increased the cost of doing business, says Hai-O Enterprise Bhd managing director Tan Keng Kang.
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PUTRAJAYA, Jan 10 — Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said the ministry did not have specific programmes or studies to monitor property prices in the country.
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Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak today took a swipe at the proposed increase in water tariff rates this year, saying it was just the latest in a series of hikes introduced under the Pakatan Har...