Economy

Teraju proposes RM400m under Facilitation Fund

by SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH/ pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
BUMIPUTERA Agenda Steering Unit (Teraju) has proposed to extend the Facilitation Fund (Dana Mudahcara) ...

RAM Ratings expects higher inflation in January

by DARMINAA UTHAYAKUMAR/ pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
RAM Rating Services Bhd (RAM Ratings) expects Malaysia’s overall inflation rate to rise to 1.8% in ...

Businesses to get help from stimulus package

Business performances are expected to rebound in 2H as the govt is still evaluating the impact of the virus disruption, says Ong
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Malaysia increases green fuel mix to B20

The increase to 20% of palm methyl ester will help stabilise palm oil prices in the long term and help reduce CO2 by 3.8m tonnes annually
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Gnarly outlook for the ringgit on Covid-19 and Japan’s economic concern

Slower growth in China will have a broad-based impact on Asean economies as supply chain disruptions affect exports
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Labour productivity up 1.5% in 4Q19 as total work hours increase

The construction sector recorded the highest productivity growth in the October-December period at 4.3% against 1.6% in 3Q19
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Aerospace sector to rebound after Covid-19 crisis

By AFIQ AZIZ / Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
THE Malaysian aerospace industry is expected to fight through although the businesses worldwide have been badly ...

Capital Dynamics predicts 3.5%-4% GDP growth in 2020

By SHAZNI ONG / Pic By RAZAK GHAZALI
MALAYSIA is unlikely to meet its original GDP growth target of 4.8% for 2020, but should be able to achieve an ...

Women workforce to grow 56% this year

The target could be achieved with the proposed Sexual Harassment Bill, which is on track for tabling in the March parliamentary sitting
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Consumers remain positive amid slight drop in confidence level

By HARIZAH KAMEL / Pic By TMR File
MALAYSIAN consumers remained largely optimistic in the fourth quarter of 2019 (4Q19), based on an index score of 107 ...

Malaysia-Thai connectivity needs upgrades to boost trade

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THE cross-border connection between Malaysia and Thailand needs to be improved to further facilitate bilateral ...

World Bank reviews impact of Covid-19 before revising GDP target

The outbreak will have an effect on 4 aspects in the country’s economic situation, namely tourism, FDI, supply chains and commodity prices
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