|Bank Negara: Provide more affordable housing [26-05-2017]|
There is a growing shortage of affordable housing and increasing surplus in commercial property, according to Bank Negara.
The shortage in affordable housing is expected to hit one million units by 2020.
|Singapore sees growth exceeding 2% [25-05-2017]|
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s government gave an upbeat outlook on the economy, saying it will probably expand more than 2% this year as exports continue to strengthen.
The Trade and Industry Ministry maintained its GDP growth forecast fo>>>>>[Read More]|
|Malaysia first to benefit from global economy recovery, thanks to tough measures [24-05-2017]|
|Malaysia’s economic growth is double of that registered by the global economic growth since 2010.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said this could be seen since 2010, when Malaysia’s average Gross Domestic Product growth was at 5.1 percent.
“In fact, this figure is double to the average grow>>>>>[Read More]|
|The growing palm oil sector [23-05-2017]|
|MALAYSIA’S palm oil industry has come a long way from 100 years ago, along with challenges and greater successes.
“The last 100 years had seen big advancements in the Malaysian palm oil industry. Over the last 100 years, we have become a major producer of palm oil and there has been much progress to the >>>>>[Read More]|
|Fund inflows to set ringgit on uptrend against greenback [22-05-2017]|
The recent inflow of funds into the country is expected to set the ringgit on an uptrend against the US dollar this year.
Affin Hwang Asset Management Bhd managing director Teng Chee Wai said he was bullish over the ringgit’s perform>>>>>[Read More]|
|Robust 5.6% quarterly growth [20-05-2017]|
WHAT a stark difference two quarters make. In the second quarter of last year, Malaysia’s economy was in the doldrums, growing at the slowest pace in more than seven years.
Yesterday, Bank Negara released data showing an economy th>>>>>[Read More]|
|Ringgit near six-month high, advance capped by April inflation data [18-05-2017]|
The ringgit hit a six-month high against the US dollar, but failed to hold on to its early gains after the Statistics Department revealed that consumer prices in April had remained stubbornly high.
|Malaysia's solid exports, demand likely spurred faster Q1 growth [18-05-2017]|
|Malaysia is expected to report on Friday that its pace of economic growth picked up in the first quarter, thanks to surging exports and resilient domestic demand. A strengthening economy is pivotal for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is widely expected to call early polls this>>>>>[Read More]|
|Fitch sees no need for change in Malaysia rating [17-05-2017]|
International credit ratings and research agency Fitch Ratings says it does not see any near-term signs that could make it alter its current A- rating stable outlook on Malaysia but maintains that it would continue to monitor the country’s state of public finances>>>>>[Read More]|
|April inflation up 4.4% from year ago on fuel hike [16-05-2017]|
|Malaysia's inflation rate rose 4.4% in April from a year ago mainly due to the petrol price hike, the Statistics Department said. Inflation was just below the 4.5% annual pace forecast in a Reuters poll, and was down from March's 5.1%, the highest rate in eight years. The de>>>>>[Read More]|