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GDP to moderate to 4.6% in 2019 [21-11-2018]
As the Malaysian economy continues to readjust to the changing economic landscape stemming from both domestic and external developments, its economic resilience will continue to be tested in 2019. As such, RAM Ratings expects Malaysia’s GDP growth to ease to 4.6% next year, from the 4.7% projected for 2018, mostly d>>>>>[Read More]

Economic and financial developments in Msia in Q3 [19-11-2018]
The Malaysian economy grew by 4.4% in the third quarter of 2018 Private sector activity continued to be the primary driver of growth, as private consumption expanded strongly following the zerorisation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) during the quarter. On the supply side, the services and manufactu>>>>>[Read More]

Positive sentiment for retail property sector [19-11-2018]
The retail property sector is still looking resilient despite the current market glut, in line with the performance of retail-based real estate investment trusts (REITs). AmInvestment Bank, having attended Rahim & Co’s property seminar last week, concurred with the consultancy >>>>>[Read More]

Economy expands at 4.4% in Q3, slower on-year [16-11-2018]
Malaysia’s economy expanded at 4.4% in the the third quarter ended Sept 30, which slower than the 6.2% a year ago. It was also below economists' expectation of 4.6% growth. Bank Negara Malaysia data showed on Friday the services sector expanded by 7.2%, manufacturing by 5% and>>>>>[Read More]

Malaysia's external debt fell to 66.2% of GDP at end Q3 2018 [16-11-2018]
Malaysia’s total external debt declined to 66.2% of gross domestic product (GDP) as at end-Q3, 2018 from a peak of 74.3% of GDP as at end-2016.  Bank Negara said on Friday that the bulk of the external debt was by corporations and banks. “Foreign currency->>>>>[Read More]

Malaysian palm oil price falls below 2,000 ringgit for 1st time in 3 years [15-11-2018]
Malaysian palm oil futures fell below the 2,000 ringgit level for the first time in three years on Wednesday, weighed down by losses in related edible oils on China's Dalian Commodity Exchange and lower than forecast year-end inventory levels. The benchmark palm oil c>>>>>[Read More]

The State of the Nation: GDP growth projected at 4.9%, exports 3.9% in 2019 [14-11-2018]
MALAYSIA’s economy is projected to grow 4.9% in 2019, up from the estimated 4.8% this year and below the 5.9% recorded in 2017, when the country saw double-digit exports growth. The projection of 4.8% for this year implies that GDP growth will average at 4.65% in 2H2018, given that Malaysia’s economy ex>>>>>[Read More]

Property overhang seen at 'worrying' level [13-11-2018]
Rahim & Co expects the property overhang in Malaysia to ease over the next two years as market forces and various prudent measures are expected to stabilise the situation. According to the National Property Information Centre, there were 29,227 overhang residential units in Malaysia >>>>>[Read More]

Malaysia jumps to 15th spot in World Bank 2019 Doing Business report [01-11-2018]
Malaysia advanced nine places to 15th spot among 190 economies worldwide in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 Report, which based its rankings on business regulations and ease of doing business. World Bank Senior Economist and Statistician (Development Economics - Global Indica>>>>>[Read More]

Malaysian firms upbeat on global trade [01-11-2018]
Nearly nine out of 10 (89%) respondents in Malaysia are positive on the outlook for international trade, significantly higher than the global average (78%), according to the HSBC Navigator survey. In its findings issued on Thursday, the survey noted the positive response followed the ge>>>>>[Read More]


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