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Higher transport fuel price growth to push overall May inflation up to 1.9% [20-06-2018]
RAM Rating Services Bhd expects Malaysia's headline inflation rate for May to increase to 1.9% from 1.4% in April, primarily attributing the increase to faster growth in retail fuel prices. In a statement today, RAM said the increase in retail fuel inflation of 5.1% in May, compared to a 0.3% contraction in April, >>>>>[Read More]

Moody's maintains Malaysia debt burden at 50.8% of GDP [13-06-2018]
Moody's Investors Service is maintaining its estimate of Malaysia's direct government debt at 50.8% of GDP in 2017.  It said on Wednesday its assessment of contingent liability risks posed by non-financial sector public institutions has also not changed following some statements by t>>>>>[Read More]

Malaysian govt's fiscal policies pivotal to credit quality, says Moody's [13-06-2018]
– Fiscal measures are a particular area of focus for Malaysia given that the country's high debt burden acts as a credit constraint, said Moody's Investors Service. “Consequently, to what extent the new government achieves fiscal deficit consolidation will be vital in gau>>>>>[Read More]

A holistic approach to housing [11-06-2018]
THE government's promise to provide affordable houses in Malaysia must be done in a holistic and comprehensive manner so that it does not only cater to the physical need of housing but also include neighbourliness and inclusiveness. A reset of how the government approach housing as a whole – be it for the lo>>>>>[Read More]

Rough seas ahead for property developers [06-06-2018]
It is still rough seas ahead for property developers even with the abolishment of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Kenanga Investment Bank Bhd said the sales outlook for the property sector remains unexciting, following weak first quarter ended 31 March 2018 results.  “It was a weak 1Q8 reporting>>>>>[Read More]

Malaysia retailers see higher sales growth of 5.3% in 2018 [06-06-2018]
The Malaysia Retailers Association (MRA) forecasts retail sales to be 5.3% for 2018, an improvement from the 4.7% growth in its March survey, boosted temporarily by the zero Goods and Sales Tax in June.  The MRA said for the first quarter of 2018, the Malaysia retail industry recor>>>>>[Read More]

Malaysia's exports climb to RM84.2bil in April, exceed forecast [05-06-2018]
Malaysia exports rose 14% to RM84.2bil in April 2018, the second highest monthly export value after the previous month’s exports of RM84.5bil, underpinned by higher exports of electrical and electronic (E&E) products and crude petroleum. The latest exports numbers exceeded Bloo>>>>>[Read More]

Moody's sees SST, high oil price to offset GST but not long-term solution [22-05-2018]
Moody's Investors Service forecasts the introduction of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) and higher crude oil price to offset the zeroising of the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) which takes effect on June 1. It said on Tuesday that assuming a stable share relative to gross domestic pro>>>>>[Read More]

GDP growth slows to 5.4% [18-05-2018]
Malaysia’s economy has moderated to its slowest pace in four quarters, as private investment decelerates while public spending continues to decline. Data from Bank Negara showed the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth had slowed to 5.4% in the first quarter of 2018 >>>>>[Read More]

Economy grew at slower pace of 5.4% in Q1 of 2018 [17-05-2018]
Malaysia's economy expanded at a slower pace of 5.4% in the first quarter of 2018 underpinned by continued expansion in private sector activity and strong support from net exports. Bank Negara Malaysia said on Thursday that from the supply side, all economic sectors expanded. However, th>>>>>[Read More]

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