Economy

Malaysia’s GDP up 4.5% in 1Q19

by NG MIN SHEN/ pic by ISMAIL CHE RUS
MALAYSIA’S economy as measured by GDP grew 4.5% in the first-quarter of 2019 (1Q19), beating economist ...

Lim chairs new DMO to resolve problem of hidden govt debts and liabilities

by ALIFAH ZAINUDDIN/Pic by ISMAIL CHE RUS
THE government has established a Debt Management Office (DMO) to review the government’s debt and ...

More than 500,000 taxpayers declare income over tax amnesty

IRB encourages domestic taxpayers with tax compliance issues to participate in the programme
by SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH/ Pic by ARIF KARTONO More than half ...

IP rights can help Malaysian businesses succeed in the global economy

The govt should be applauded for its recognition that a knowledge-based economy in the nation will be essential to achieve faster economic growth
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No signs of slowdown in trade volume amid US-China tensions, says Ong

by LYDIA NATHAN / pic by RAZAK GHAZALI
MALAYSIA will continue to study the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China, as the country’s ...

Freelancers will have little savings when they retire

These workers will not have social and financial safety nets, unlike salaried workers, warn experts
by SULHI KHALID / pic by BLOOMBERG THE allures of ...

Europe’s economy not yet on solid ground as businesses sweat

Euro-area GDP growth tops expectations in the 1Q, but the damage so far has already pushed the ECB to delay interest-rate hikes
ZURICH • Europe has a ...

March wholesale, retail trade sales value expands 5.4%

The value of Malaysia’s wholesale and retail trade sales rose 5.4% to RM109.3 billion in March 2019 compared to the same period last year, said the ...

Norway’s economic growth slows in 1Q

OSLO • Economic growth in western Europe’s largest exporter of oil and gas (O&G) slowed more than forecast in the rst quarter (1Q), sending a warning ...

Over 23,000 private sector employees terminated in 2018

By ALIFAH ZAINUDDIN / Pic By TMR
A total of 23,168 private sector workers were terminated last year after the slowdown in global growth, trade tensions ...

Petrol subsidy implementation likely to be postponed

Revision paper for the fuel subsidy mechanism yet to be brought up in the Cabinet as ‘more details’ need to be reviewed
by AFIQ AZIZ / pic by TMR THE ...

Malaysia’s GDP expected to be subdued for 1Q19 amid rising PMI of 49.4%

Reviews of infrastructure projects and govt’s general foreign policy orientation are the issues affecting the numbers
By LYDIA NATHAN / Pic By MUHD ...