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M’sians “satisfied” with property market, 58% to buy homes in H1 of 2017: Survey [18-01-2017]
Some 58 per cent of Malaysian consumers are more likely to buy a house within the first six months of 2017, despite the sluggish property sector, according to a survey by Asia’s leading online property portal which conducted the ‘Consumer Sentiment Survey’ at end-2016, also revealed >>>>>[Read More]

Bank Negara seen standing pat to stabilise ringgit [18-01-2017]
Malaysia’s central bank is expected to keep its benchmark rate steady tomorrow as policymakers work to stabilise a fragile ringgit currency and support an economy that is just starting to pull ahead after well over a year of slowing growth. >>>>>[Read More]

Higher food prices push December inflation up 1.8% [18-01-2017]
Higher food prices pushed December's inflation rate up 1.8% from a year ago but the increase was slightly lower than a Bloomberg survey of a 1.9% rise. The Statistics Department said on Wednesday the overall index for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 1.8% to 116.9 in December 2016 from 114.8 a year>>>>>[Read More]

Demand for medical gloves has reached critical level - Margma [18-01-2017]
The demand for medical gloves is not only growing but has reached a critical situation as some countries are badly hit by the bird flu and are running out of stock. In a statement on Tuesday, the Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (Margma) said it was optimistic of the usual 8% to 10% annual gro>>>>>[Read More]

Report claims no signs of housing bubble [17-01-2017]
THE ramifications of a bubble burst are disastrous as seen with The Great Recession in the United States, in which its effects were felt globally. A recent study by a research team from University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) zeroed in on the current state of Malaysia’s housing market, and stated that there are>>>>>[Read More]

Franklin Templeton sees opportunities in Malaysia [17-01-2017]
The weak ringgit has made Malaysia an inexpensive market for foreign investors, according to Franklin Templeton Investments. The global fund manager, which is looking at increasing its exposure to Malaysian equities, said the country remained a resilien>>>>>[Read More]

Malaysia’s investment prospects remain bright - Micci [17-01-2017]
Malaysia’s investment prospects remain bright despite the unexciting global economic growth, says Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Micci).  Its president, Datuk Wira Jalilah Baba said investments in Malaysia were still encouraging on the back of a stable gross domestic produ>>>>>[Read More]

World Bank: External factors to drive ringgit's movement [16-01-2017]
The ringgit's movement will likely be driven by external developments and global perspectives, says the World Bank. Senior economist Rafael Munoz Moreno said factors likely to move the ringgit were the change in the US fiscal policy and the level of transparency in its monetary policy. "This will t>>>>>[Read More]

Improving outlook for online shopping [16-01-2017]
AS consumers hold on tighter to their wallets and purses amid a slowing economy, online shopping is expected to be more prominent in the Malaysian retail scene with more brick-and-mortar retailers offering online shopping facilities to customers. As in many other c>>>>>[Read More]

US dollar correction may boost ringgit rebound [14-01-2017]
A US dollar correction, if it happens, may slightly boost the ringgit for which the rebound, based on mainly on fundamentals, will likely be gradual.   Amidst that general view, some economists see the US dollar to potentially not strengthen too much in>>>>>[Read More]


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