Economy
Muhammad Ibrahim

Malaysia’s GDP rose 6.2% in 3Q17, the highest in three years

By NG MIN SHEN/File pix by ISMAIL CHE RUS
Malaysia’s GDP growth expanded 6.2% in the third-quarter of 2017 (3Q17), the highest since 2Q14, driven by ...

Australia’s jobless rate falls to lowest in more than 4 years

by BLOOMBERG
SYDNEY • Australia’s jobless rate unexpectedly fell in October as fewer people sought work, while full-time positions that have driven ...

Malaysia gets RM6.7b in biotech investments

By P PREM KUMAR & DASHVEENJIT KAUR / Pic By ISMAIL CHE RUS
Malaysia has received investments worth RM6.7 billion from 340 biotechnology firms ...
Prof Dr Yeah Kim Leng

Malaysia’s GDP in 3Q17 projected to reach up to 6%

 Economists say the positive projection remains dependent on the resilient domestic demand and external sector
By SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH & ...
Jack Ma and Najib Razak

SMEs get a leg up in Malaysia’s DFTZ

DFTZ is seen as a way for small companies to ride on the coat-tails of Alibaba
By FARA AISYAH / Pic By TMR Even China’s wunderkind billionaire Jack Ma ...

Japan chalks up best winning streak since 2001 on export boost

by BLOOMBERG
TOKYO • Japan’s economy grew for a seventh straight quarter, its longest expansion since 2001, as a recovery in exports and rising ...

Gamuda and Forest City are IBS biggest investors, says MITI

By D KANYAKUMARI / Pic By HUSSEIN SHAHARUDDIN
Gamuda Bhd and Country Garden Pacific View Sdn Bhd’s (CGPV) Forest City are the biggest investors that ...
Ringgit

Ringgit hits 1-year high despite commodity, equity slump

On Jan 4, the ringgit was at its weakest at RM4.4975 but closed at RM4.1735 against the dollar yesterday
By MARK RAO  The ringgit, supported by ...

Govt removes 60% salary limit for civil servants housing loans

The MoF has received the directive to be more flexible in issuing housing loans to public servants that will take ...

UK inflation holds at 3% as cheaper fuel offsets food prices

by BLOOMBERG
LONDON • UK inflation held at a 5-year high in October, as cheaper auto fuel offset the rising cost of food. Consumer prices rose 3% from ...

German economy heads for best year since 2011

by BLOOMBERG
FRANKFURT • German growth steamed ahead in the third quarter, keeping Europe’s largest economy on track for its best year since 2011. The ...