Economy

Bank Islam partners Global Psytech to bridge credit gap for MSMEs

By ASILA JALIL / Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
BANK Islam Malaysia Bhd and local financial technology company Global Psytech Sdn Bhd are set to implement a ...

Govt to use diplomatic channel on India’s palm oil restriction

At the moment, we are communicating with the Indian High Commission to sort this out, says MPI minister
by SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH/ pic by RAZAK GHAZALI ...

SMEs main beneficiaries of US-China trade war

Trade tensions have made Malaysia an attractive alternative for investment, especially in manufacturing
by S BIRRUNTHA/ pic by ARIF KARTONO SMALL and ...

Better earnings expected for banks in 4Q19

By FARA AISYAH / Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
MALAYSIAN banks are expected to see earnings’ recovery in the fourth quarter of 2019 (4Q19), backed by ...

Possible OPR cut in 1H20 as GDP growth slows

Economists are assuming a 25bps rate cut if growth softens as BNM might retain a dovish bias and trim further
By SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH & SHAZNI ONG / ...

Rubber output rose 1.6% in November 2019

In November, the natural rubber inventory stood at 216,414 tonnes in November 2019 compared to 189,085 tonnes in October 2019
by SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH/ ...

Malaysia-Bangladesh to finalise zero-cost recruitment deal soon

by SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH/ pic by TMR FILE
MALAYSIA and Bangladesh are close to finalising the zero-cost recruitment agreement that will facilitate the ...

City folks a step closer to KL tram

A local consultant will conduct a study on revitalising the whole concept of transportation mode in the CBD
by AFIQ AZIZ/ pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL THE ...

Vietnam to steer Asean towards economic peace

The country as the ‘one voice’ Asean should have a well-prepared stance on global issues at international forums
by SHAZNI ONG/ pic credit: CIMB Group ...

Recap on offers for PLUS ahead of Cabinet decision on possible sale

The highway concessionaire is jointly owned by Khazanah through UEM and EPF
by FARA AISYAH / pic by TMR FILE PIX THE Cabinet is expected to decide on ...

Unemployment rate set to rise to 3.4% this year

Slowdown in the manufacturing sector is expected to persist in 1H20 affecting the labour market
by HARIZAH KAMEL/ pic by ARIF KARTONO MALAYSIAN ...

Bank Muamalat allocates RM10m to fund SMEs

The grants are based on an 80:20 principle, where 80% of the project value will be funded and SMEs contribute the balance 20%
by S BIRRUNTHA BANK ...