|External debt up to RM908.7b; weaker ringgit, higher cost of debts [24-03-2017]|
The weaker ringgit contributed to the higher cost of foreign debts.
Malaysia’s total external debt rose 9% to RM908.7bil in 2016, Bank Negara said, which is equal to 73.9% of the country&rsq>>>>>[Read More]|
|Malaysian economic growth to be better this year than last [24-03-2017]|
The Malaysian economy is expected to see some recovery, with growth set to pick up this year.
According to Bank Negara estimates, the economy this year should grow at a range of between 4.3% and 4.>>>>>[Read More]|
|Undersupply of affordable houses seen to worsen [24-03-2017]|
The undersupply of affordable homes in the local property market is expected to worsen, going forward, due to demographic factors and current income trends.
Since 2012, the increase in house prices in Malaysia has outstripped the rise in >>>>>[Read More]|
|Tighter lending policies mitigating risks to household debts [24-03-2017]|
Tighter lending policies have played a key role in mitigating risks to household debts, according to Bank Negara’s Financial Stability and Payment Systems Report 2016.
To continue reducing risks, the central bank said continued vig>>>>>[Read More]|
|Highlights of Bank Negara Annual Report 2016 [23-03-2017]|
|The annual report provides an analysis of the developments in the Malaysian economy and outlines the challenges ahead. Economy • The Malaysian economy registered a commendable growth of 4.2% in 2016. • The country&rsquo>>>>>[Read More]|
|BNM Annual Report 2016: Economic growth projected to pick up [23-03-2017]|
|Bank Negara expects the economy to record a sustained growth of 4.3% to 4.8% this year, up from 4.2% in 2016. In its 2016 annual report released on Thursday, it said the gradual improvement in global growth, recovery in global commodity prices and the continued growth of domestic demand w>>>>>[Read More]|
|Banking and insurance sector remained resilient to shocks in 2016 [23-03-2017]|
|Malaysia’s banking and insurance sectors have continued to demonstrate sound financial positions, and remained resilient to shocks under a range of stress scenarios, said Bank Negara governor Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim. In his statement accompanying the Financial Stability and Payment >>>>>[Read More]|
|Improved sentiment for Malaysian property sector [22-03-2017]|
Sentiment for property counters is improving after a two-year lag in the sector’s share price performances with Kenanga Research reversing its call from “neutral” to “buy” for the sector.
Kenanga is among the>>>>>[Read More]|
|Construction sector entering an upcycle [22-03-2017]|
|MIDF Research has maintained its positive stance on the construction sector with Muhibbah Engineering (target price: RM2.42) and Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (target price: RM2.08) as its top picks. >>>>>[Read More]|
|CIMB Research : Property sales to recover in 2H17 [22-03-2017]|
|Property sales is expected to remain weak over the next few months due to weak housebuyer sentiment, and then gradually recover in the second half of 2017. CIMB Research said sales would recover after the incoming supply peaks in the second half of the year>>>>>[Read More]|