economy

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

Ruling elite only know how to 'fast & furiously' enrich themselves

YOURSAY | ‘No plan would work if corruption continues to plague every single pore of our administration.’
  Yoursay

M'sia Q4 growth picks up, thanks to exports and domestic demand

Full-year 2016 growth slowed to 4.2 percent, compared to 5.0 percent in 2015.
  Reuters

Malaysia Q4 GDP seen picking up on manufacturing, mining

The median forecast matches the 4.5 percent expansion over the fourth quarter of 2015.
  Reuters

Economy not okay, Anwar tells Irwan

The former finance minister says Irwan Serigar is trivialising actual challenges that ordinary Malaysians faces.

Treasurer-general offers little hope of turning economy around

MP SPEAKS | Irwan Serigar's best solution is for the media to say good things about Msia?
  Tony Pua

Treasurer-general: Economy is fine, weighed down by perception

UPDATED 5.45PM | The only thing that needs fixing is public perception, says Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah.
  Kow Gah Chie

Najib: M'sia's growth something West can only dream of

UPDATED 2.54PM | He says our growth rate of 4.3 to 4.5pct this year is the envy of Europe and North America.

40 years of durians and oranges - what say you?

I just read an article on ‘Economic progress over 40 years - Malaysia vs Australia’. It is a breath of fresh air when there is something positive about our beloved country... we are better off than Australia.
  Saleh Mohammed

Economic pundits forecast slow global economic growth

The report projects global GDP growth of 2.8 percent in 2017, a modest increase over 2.5 percent in 2016.
  Bernama
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