economy

'M'sia on track for high-income status, but civic mindedness needs a boost'

Nation must also attain gross domestic income of US$15,000 per capita, says PNB.  
  Gan Shao Qi

Najib denies 'GST for 1MDB' allegation by Dr M

The GST helps to make up for oil revenue losses, says the PM.

Economist: Create skilled workers before creating a million jobs

Another economist says it is 'impossible' to create the jobs in five years as M'sia is highly dependent on the global economy.
  Geraldine Tong

S'gor gov't should implement policies in line with developed state status

The state should concentrate on bringing benefits to the local population.
  V Thomas

Economist: M'sia poised to become Asean, China economic corridor

Country's economy resilient despite global economic challenges, and is supported by foreign investor confidence, says economist.  
  Bernama

M'sian economy cruised at respectable speed in first half, say economists

They say the stronger foreign fund inflows had essentially boosted liquidity in the financial system.
  Bernama

Minister: M'sia's economy to continue upsurge in 2Q17

We are able to achieve over five percent growth for 2Q17 given the strong trade for May 2017, says Wee Ka Siong.  
  Bernama

10 lessons from the Asian financial crisis

Here are key lessons we have learnt.
  P Gunasegaram

A question of economic justice

COMMENT | We must stop viewing economic inequality as a racial issue, and use the lens of justice instead.
  Yusmadi Yusoff

Najib outlines five risks, challenges to overcome

In Najib's Aidilfitri message, key priorities include geopolitics, the rakyat's interests, and TN50.
  Bernama

Increase in cost of living is killing the Raya mood

Festivities are now clouded with financial uncertainties.
  Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman

May consumer prices rise 3.9pct year-on-year

Gov't data shows increase in consumer prices due to higher transport and food costs.
  Rozanna Latiff, Reuters

More MNCs moving from Singapore to Malaysia

Lower cost and depreciating ringgit leads to many oil and gas firms moving from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.
  Bernama

RHB, AmBank say to begin merger talks

The banks have received approval from Bank Negara to commence what could be Malaysia's biggest banking deal. 
  Reuters

‘Current ringgit levels reflect strong fundamentals’

Bank Negara governor says the (ringgit) level will be reflected by the economy’s strength.
  Bernama

NTP has narrowed gap in reaching high-income target, says PM

Najib says the NTP has been instrumental in moving nation out of the middle-income trap.
  Bernama

Najib attributes strong fundamentals to 2017 Q1 growth

Strong fundamentals built by gov't enabled economy to grow at 5.6pct in first quarter, the PM says.
  Bernama

M’sia Q1 growth rises strongly on solid exports, domestic demand

‘We expect growth to be sustained’, says Bank Negara governor Muhammad Ibrahim.
  Joseph Sipalan, Reuters

'Affordable housing critics don't represent Penangites'

State exco Jagdeep Singh Deo says state gov't is doing more than its fair share to provide new housing. 
  Susan Loone

Malaysia's April consumer prices rise 4.4pct year-on-year, below forecast

The increase is due to rising food and transport costs, according to government data. 
  Reuters

Malaysia Q1 growth seen faster on strong domestic demand, exports

The median forecast for annual growth in January-March was up 0.3 percent from the fourth quarter of 2016. 
  Reuters

Economist: M'sia should lower taxes to spur growth

Lower taxes will draw more investors and create more taxable rich people, says Dan Mitchell.

'PSD scholars warned criticising gov't can cost them scholarship'

DG Zainal Rahim Seman is reported telling recipients to concentrate on studies, not 'fake news'.

MP: BN deliberately keeping people poor for votes?

UPDATED 2.25PM | Kuantan MP Fauziah Salleh accuses the ruling party of keeping the poor dependent on BN's 'candy'.

Rahman Dahlan: Opposition should join gov't to develop country

Opposition, especially DAP, are shunning investors from coming to Malaysia, says EPU minister.
  Bernama

Poll: Malaysian business confidence rises in 1Q17

GECS says the confidence was boosted by rising commodity prices and improving trade prospects.
  Bernama

Najib satisfied with national economic growth

He says this over 27pct growth in value of exports this February.
  Bernama

Highlights of Bank Negara annual report 2016

Malaysia's external debt up by 8.2pct, higher unemployment since 2015.
  Bernama

Economic saboteurs? PM, stop creating strawmen

YOURSAY | ‘Stop blaming or pushing the blame to others for the economic problems you had created.'
  Yoursay

Manufacturers urge gov't to avoid sudden policy changes

FMM's survey finds that only 13 percent of manufacturers agree with Bank Negara's forex policy changes.
 
  Koh Jun Lin
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