|Households with internet access increase to 85.7% in 2017 [19-03-2018]|
|Households having access to the Internet have increased by 15.6 percentage points to 85.7% in 2017 as compared to 70.1% in 2015. In a statement here today, the Statistics Department said, households with computer and mobile phone access rose to 74.1% and 98.1% respectively compared to 67.>>>>>[Read More]|
|Is a global downswing approaching? [19-03-2018]|
WITH fears of a possible global slowdown, how should leaders act so as not to be blindsided by the cyclical downturn, if it occurs?
Protectionism, trade wars and political turmoil certainly will not help; the effects of these negative developments may exacerba>>>>>[Read More]|
|Vehicle sales fall 4% in February, improve outlook for March [17-03-2018]|
|Vehicle sales fell 4% to 40,578 units in February 2018 from a year ago and the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) expects the sales to be better in March 2018. “Sales volume for March 2018 is expected to be slightly better than February 2018 due to longer working month as well >>>>>[Read More]|
|Economist Expects Property Cooling Measures to Remain in Place [16-03-2018]|
|While speculative demand in Malaysia has evaporated, the property cooling measures is expected to remain in place, said Sunway University Business School economics professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng.
This comes as affordability is still a concern in the country, he said in the presentation of his paper entitled “Econ>>>>>[Read More]|
|Retailers see 4.7% growth for this year [14-03-2018]|
|Malaysia’s retail sector, which grew 2% last year, is projected to 4.7%, or RM104.4bil in 2018, according to Retail Group Malaysia (RGM). “This projection is considered optimistic by members of Malaysia retailers association (MRA). The prospect of retail industry this year i>>>>>[Read More]|
|Number of bankrupts due to credit card usage relatively low [14-03-2018]|
|High hopes on cost of living task force [12-03-2018]|
THE Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) fully supports the establishment of the National Task Force on Cost of Living led by the Deputy Prime Minister, and considers it the way forward in addressing the cost of living issues faced by Malaysian consumers.
In almost ev>>>>>[Read More]|
|Malaysia's debt still manageable, says PM [12-03-2018]|
|Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak stressed that Malaysia's debt is still manageable and does not exceed 55 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP). Najib, who is also the Finance Minister, said the debt level is currently at 50.8 per cent of GDP. "This mean>>>>>[Read More]|
|Worry over semiconductor sector [10-03-2018]|
Local technology stocks have taken quite a beating on the stock market lately, raising concerns among investors on the outlook for these companies – and the sector.
Analysing their performance on a year-to-date basis, >>>>>[Read More]|
|IMF praises Malaysia [09-03-2018]|
|The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended Malaysia for its strong and resilient economic performance, underpinned by accommodative monetary policy and gradual fiscal consolidation.
"In recent years, the economy has shown resilience and continued to perform well despite external shocks, while fiscal consol>>>>>[Read More]|