Economy

Malaysia aims for higher SME contribution via new national policy

Putrajaya is targeting a 50% contribution to GDP by SMEs by 2030
By MARK RAO / Pic By RAZAK GHAZALI THE government targets 50% contribution to GDP by ...

Tourist arrivals from Saudi Arabia drop in 1Q19

Malaysia is a favourite destination for Mideast visitors and they have been a massive contributor to the country’s purse
by S BIRRUNTHA / pic by ARIF ...

PTPTN defaulters may be able to get house loans

Zuraida says the proposal, which is currently awaiting the central bank’s approval, is expected to be enforced by October this year
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MESTECC to submit Cabinet paper on RE

The proposal is also aimed at reforming the electricity industry towards green energy trading
by MARK RAO / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL THE Ministry of ...

Loke: Projects in pipeline to improve rail connectivity to Port Klang

by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK/ pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
THE government continues to play a big role in the transport sector, with many projects lined up to ...

Malaysia’s petrol cheapest in Asia Pacific, says Picodi

by AZALEA AZUAR/ pic by BERNAMA
MALAYSIA has the cheapest petrol price in the Asia-Pacific region, said Picodi analysts who noted that one litre of ...

Capitalism needs strong state, higher tax and decent wages to survive, says deputy minister

by NG MIN SHEN / pic by BERNAMA
FOR Asian economies to have a clear path ahead, capitalists should campaign for a strong state with integrity and a ...

Agricultural sector in Sarawak poised for better outcomes through digital changes, says expert

by BERNAMA/ pic by BERNAMA
THE agriculture sector in Sarawak will experience drastic changes over the next five years with the application of smart ...

Expert: Economy to grow at slower pace in 2Q

The GDP for the year may be lower than in 2018
by SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH/ pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL MALAYSIA’S economy is anticipated to grow at a slower ...

BNM expected to keep OPR unchanged at MPC meeting

By NG MIN SHEN / Pic By MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
BANK Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) Monetary Policy Committee, which meets today, is likely to keep the Overnight ...

More skilled workers needed to meet demand

While Malaysia is expected to reach a high-income economy, the real challenge is how to make the younger generations motivated
by S BIRRUNTHA / pic by ...

Investor confidence in Johor remains strong

by BERNAMA/ pic by BERNAMA JOHOR Mentri Besar Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal has denied allegations by the Opposition that investor confidence towards investing ...