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Malaysia jumps to 15th spot in World Bank 2019 Doing Business report [01-11-2018]
Malaysia advanced nine places to 15th spot among 190 economies worldwide in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 Report, which based its rankings on business regulations and ease of doing business. World Bank Senior Economist and Statistician (Development Economics - Global Indica>>>>>[Read More]

Malaysian firms upbeat on global trade [01-11-2018]
Nearly nine out of 10 (89%) respondents in Malaysia are positive on the outlook for international trade, significantly higher than the global average (78%), according to the HSBC Navigator survey. In its findings issued on Thursday, the survey noted the positive response followed the ge>>>>>[Read More]

PM unveils four-pronged strategy to boost manufacturing [01-11-2018]
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad launched the National Policy on Industry 4.0 known as Industry4WRD -- a four-pronged strategy to boost Malaysia’s manufacturing sector via higher productivity, contribution, innovation and more high-skilled workers. The four specific goals announced on Wedne>>>>>[Read More]

Malaysia continues to attract business interest [30-10-2018]
Malaysia continues to attract new approved direct investments in the services, manufacturing and primary sectors in the first half of 2018 (1H 2018) with a total of RM80.2 billion, an increase of 17.7% from the same period last year (RM68.2 billion). The investments approved in January - June were from 2,346 projects. The>>>>>[Read More]

Sectoral outlook & credit trends 2019 [29-10-2018]
RAM Ratings’ recently held Credit Summit 2018 was set against the backdrop of New Malaysia, a term coined following the historic installation of a new government after the 14th General Election in May 2018. Since coming into power just over five months ago, the newly minted Cabinet has made its presence felt in some>>>>>[Read More]

Opportunities from residential overhang [29-10-2018]
Property agents view the country’s residential overhang as an opportunity to sell, real estate agency Cornerstone Realty executive director Wong Yau Long said. Wong expects the overhang situation in the country to remain unchanged until next year. The situation is unlikely to worsen, however, because develop>>>>>[Read More]

Ringgit continues to slide, reached 11-month low [29-10-2018]
The ringgit continued to slide for the eighth trading day, reaching a 11-month low, as the greenback gained strength.    At 9 am, the local unit stood at 4.1740/1780 versus the US dollar from 4.1730/1770 on Friday. A dealer said the US dollar continued to strengthen a>>>>>[Read More]

MIDA sees 60,181 jobs from new direct investments of RM80.2bil [29-10-2018]
Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) expects 60,181 jobs opportunities for Malaysia with the  new approved direct investments totalling RM80.2bil in the January-June period of this year. It said on Monday the investments in the services, manufacturing and primary secto>>>>>[Read More]

Affordable Housing conundrum: Rethink needed [27-10-2018]
THE Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin told Parliament on Thursday that there are unsold houses valued at RM22.5 billion, 73 per cent of which are affordable homes priced at RM250,000 and above. When it comes to affordable houses, there appears to be another story be>>>>>[Read More]

GDP may slow to 4.8pc [26-10-2018]
Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd (Kenanga IB) has projected Malaysia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth to weaken to 4.8 per cent in 2018 from 5.9 per cent in 2017 due to the ensuing trade war, end of the global tech upcycle, as well as tightening global monetary policy environment. The research house said while expo>>>>>[Read More]


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