Nation must also attain gross domestic income of US$15,000 per capita, says PNB.
The GST helps to make up for oil revenue losses, says the PM.
Another economist says it is 'impossible' to create the jobs in five years as M'sia is highly dependent on the global economy.
The state should concentrate on bringing benefits to the local population.
Country's economy resilient despite global economic challenges, and is supported by foreign investor confidence, says economist.
They say the stronger foreign fund inflows had essentially boosted liquidity in the financial system.
We are able to achieve over five percent growth for 2Q17 given the strong trade for May 2017, says Wee Ka Siong.
Here are key lessons we have learnt.
COMMENT | We must stop viewing economic inequality as a racial issue, and use the lens of justice instead.
In Najib's Aidilfitri message, key priorities include geopolitics, the rakyat's interests, and TN50.
Festivities are now clouded with financial uncertainties.
Gov't data shows increase in consumer prices due to higher transport and food costs.
Lower cost and depreciating ringgit leads to many oil and gas firms moving from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.
The banks have received approval from Bank Negara to commence what could be Malaysia's biggest banking deal.
Bank Negara governor says the (ringgit) level will be reflected by the economy’s strength.
Najib says the NTP has been instrumental in moving nation out of the middle-income trap.
Strong fundamentals built by gov't enabled economy to grow at 5.6pct in first quarter, the PM says.
‘We expect growth to be sustained’, says Bank Negara governor Muhammad Ibrahim.
State exco Jagdeep Singh Deo says state gov't is doing more than its fair share to provide new housing.
The increase is due to rising food and transport costs, according to government data.
The median forecast for annual growth in January-March was up 0.3 percent from the fourth quarter of 2016.
Lower taxes will draw more investors and create more taxable rich people, says Dan Mitchell.
DG Zainal Rahim Seman is reported telling recipients to concentrate on studies, not 'fake news'.
UPDATED 2.25PM | Kuantan MP Fauziah Salleh accuses the ruling party of keeping the poor dependent on BN's 'candy'.
Opposition, especially DAP, are shunning investors from coming to Malaysia, says EPU minister.
GECS says the confidence was boosted by rising commodity prices and improving trade prospects.
He says this over 27pct growth in value of exports this February.
Malaysia's external debt up by 8.2pct, higher unemployment since 2015.
YOURSAY | ‘Stop blaming or pushing the blame to others for the economic problems you had created.'
FMM's survey finds that only 13 percent of manufacturers agree with Bank Negara's forex policy changes.