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07 March 2019 - Miti hopeful foreign investors have continued confidence in Malaysian economy
  1. More ​The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) hopes foreign investors will continue to have confidence in Malaysia’s economy
05 March 2019 - Trade surplus widen to RM11.5b
  1. More Country's exports grew 3.1pc to RM85.41b while imports appreciated by 1pc to RM73.89b in January
04 March 2019 - Malaysia exports grow 3.1% y-o-y to RM85.4b in January
  1. More ​Malaysia's exports increased 3.1% year-on-year (y-o-y) to RM85.4 billion in January 2019, mainly contributed by expansion in exports of electrical and electronic (E&E) products
04 March 2019 - Boosting Malaysia-France ties
  1. More Paris recently published new statistics for France-Malaysia bilateral trade which showed a remarkable increase of 11.4 percent for Malaysian exports to France last year, reaching more than RM11 billion
02 March 2019 - 'Sustainable, equitable growth'
  1. More PM's economic adviser reveals that country will focus on sectors such as tourism, electrical and electronic and aerospace, says JP Morgan
02 March 2019 - 24,000 jobs created in Q4 last year
  1. More The private sector created 24,000 jobs in the fourth quarter of last year compared with 30,000 in the previous year's corresponding period
25 February 2019 - Heart of Selangor's golden triangle
  1. More I- Berhad's i-City project in Shah Alam has opened up new business opportunities, attracted investments into state
25 February 2019 - Private Sector Urged to Reciprocate Government’s Support — PM
  1. More ​Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged the private sector to reciprocate the government’s support in spurring their growth by contributing to the country’s economic development, and not merely operating for profit
24 February 2019 - Guan Eng: Malaysia's GDP to expand 4.9 percent this year, no risk of deflation
  1. More Malaysia's economy is going strong and the gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to expand a further 4.9 per cent in 2019, albeit, a decline in inflationary pressure
23 February 2019 - Iskandar Malaysia set to include parts of Kota Tinggi, Kluang, Pontian
  1. More The Iskandar Malaysia region will be extended to include parts of Kota Tinggi, Kluang and Pontian for land developement and modern agriculture
22 February 2019 - Selangor to focus on five core clusters and quality investments
  1. More ​The Selangor State government will focus on five core clusters which have the highest potential in driving economic growth, in addition to quality investments with added-value for the people and the State
15 February 2019 - Growth beats expectations
  1. More Expansion driven by resilient private sector activities and higher exports, says Bank Negara
15 February 2019 - Expert: More investments to flow in from Saudi Arabia following crown prince’s visit
  1. More ​Discussions on refineries and petrochemical related investments in Malaysia is likely to dominate discussions during Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s maiden visit to Malaysia beginning Sunday
14 February 2019 - Ministry confident of 4.8-4.9pc growth for 2018
  1. More Manufacturing will continue to drive country's exports and economy, says deputy minister
14 February 2019 - BNM: Malaysian economy expected to see positive growth in 2019
  1. More ​The Malaysian economy is expected to see a positive growth moving into 2019, after registering gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 4.7% in both the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18) and full year of 2018
14 February 2019 - New Japanese investments coming in, re-investments to be stepped up — Darell
  1. More ​New investments from Japan are expected to flow into the country while Japanese investors already in Malaysia will reinvest in their existing operations, which was strong evidence that investors had utmost confidence in the new government
14 February 2019 - India to remain an important FDI source for Malaysia — MIDA
  1. More ​India continues to be one of Malaysia’s important source of foreign direct investment, particularly in the manufacturing sector, and is expected to remain among the top 20 investors in the country
14 February 2019 - FDI records larger net inflow of 12.9 bln in 4Q18
  1. More ​Malaysia’s foreign direct investment (FDI) improved in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2018, registering a larger net inflow of RM12.9 billion from RM4.3 billion in the third quarter (3Q) of 2018
13 February 2019 - Best time to invest here
  1. More Tun Razak Exchange project's current progress due to government reforms, says Lim
13 February 2019 - Higher GDP growth seen in Q4
  1. More Survey forecasts expansion of 4.5% in last quarter of 2018
13 February 2019 - Malaysia can post 4.8-4.9% GDP growth for 2018: Ong Kian Ming
  1. More ​Malaysia is capable of achieving gross domestic product (GDP) growth of between 4.8% and 4.9% in 2018 on the back of stronger economic figures recently, says Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Dr Ong Kian Ming
13 February 2019 - EAC will allow MITI to contribute views on economic policies
  1. More ​The establishment of the Economic Action Council (EAC) will allow the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to contribute views on the country's economic policies, says Deputy Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming
11 February 2019 - Sabah companies urged to invest in state’s development
  1. More ​More than 20 Bursa Malaysia-listed companies in Sabah will be called to discuss about investing in the state’s development, said Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal
11 February 2019 - Japanese investors want to return to Malaysia: Lim
  1. More ​Japanese investors are now confident of returning to invest in Malaysia amid the country’s strengthening economy, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng
08 February 2019 - International investors confident in Malaysia’s economic potential — Guan Eng
  1. More ​International investors are confident in Malaysia’s economic potential, as well as the government’s ability to drive the nation’s economy forward, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said
08 February 2019 - Step up efforts to attract more investors to Johor, says Muhyiddin
  1. More ​Efforts to attract more investors from within and outside the country to Johor need to be stepped up to boost the State’s economic and industrial development and for the people to derive benefits from it, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
06 February 2019 - Industrial sector still the bright spot this year
  1. More ​While the overall lacklustre performance of the property market last year is expected to persist, the industrial sector is likely to remain a bright spot, according to CBRE | WTW’s Real Estate Market Outlook 2019 for Malaysia. The report was released in Kuala Lumpur on Jan 16
06 February 2019 - 2019 will be the beginning of nation's economic development, says Guan Eng
  1. More Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is confident 2019 will see the beginning of economic development for Malaysia, given the country’s fiscal position which has begun to consolidate and the impressive increase in foreign direct investments (FDIs) into the country since 2018
04 February 2019 - Malaysia set to buck global FDI trend
  1. More Economists bullish on country’s foreign direct investment inflows this year
04 February 2019 - CM: Sarawak’s political stability attracts investors
  1. More ​Investors, notably from China and South Korea, continue to support Sarawak's industrialisation programme because the state is politically stable, says Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg
31 January 2019 - Miti sees exports breaching RM1 trillion
  1. More Following a stronger-than-expected exports performance in 2018, the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) expects Malaysia’s exports value in 2019 to breach the RM1 trillion-mark for the first time
30 January 2019 - MIER expects business conditions to improve in Q1
  1. More ​The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) says business conditions are likely to improve slightly in the first quarter of this year
30 January 2019 - Buy local campaign helps local firms expand their markets: Lim
  1. More ​The 'Buy Malaysian Products' campaign is a platform for local manufacturers and service providers to get access to hypermarkets, shopping malls and trade fairs in order to broaden their markets nationwide, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng
30 January 2019 - Biotechnology is key driver for Cuba-Malaysia ties — Ambassador
  1. More ​Cooperation in the field of biotechnology will enhance Cuba-Malaysia bilateral ties, says the Caribbean country’s ambassador to Malaysia, Ibete Fernandez Hernandez
29 January 2019 - Leiking expects higher FDI inflow
  1. More Country should look at agriculture industry too
29 January 2019 - Growing Asean-China trade, opportunities for exporters
  1. More ​The growing Asean-China trade is providing Malaysian exporters with more opportunities to tap the business potential offered by the world’s second largest economy
29 January 2019 - 'Opportunities aplenty for exporters'
  1. More CABA says efforts to promote China-Asean trade have been recognised
26 January 2019 - Government confident SMEs can contribute 41pc to GDp
  1. More The Entrepreneur Development Ministry is confident that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can contribute to 41 per cent to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) by next year, as envisioned in the National Entrepreneurship Framework
25 January 2019 - Johor mulls giving tax exemption to investors
  1. More ​Investors choosing districts outside of Iskandar Malaysia to invest in may soon receive a five-year tax exemption from the Johor government
24 January 2019 - Malaysia to explore potential collaborations with Palestine — MITI
  1. More Malaysia is committed to bring a Government and business delegation, including Khazanah Nasional Bhd, to Palestine to explore potential collaborations in Islamic finance, agriculture and renewable energy
23 January 2019 - Malaysia may benefit from prolonged trade war
  1. More Five countries could absorb US demand diverted from China, says economist
22 January 2019 - Ong Kian Ming: Malaysia strongly committed to attracting FDI from China
  1. More Malaysia is strongly committed to attracting high quality and sustainable foreign direct investments (FDI) from Chinese companies as they continue to demonstrate confidence in the Malaysian economy under the new government, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming said today
21 January 2019 - Driving economic growth
  1. More Miti to implement policies to grow industry activity this year
16 January 2019 - Look East policy helps Malaysia attract more Japanese investments
  1. More The Look East Policy, mooted in 1982 by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, can help Malaysia progress to the next level and attract more Japanese investments in industries such as the halal sector, says former president of the Alumni Look East Policy Society (ALEPS) Datuk Zulkifli Abdul Malek
16 January 2019 - Malaysia's economic fundamentals remain strong, says World Bank economist
  1. More Malaysia's economic fundamentals remain strong due to its diversified economy, despite the recent downgrade by Nomura Global Markets Research on the Malaysian equity market, said a World Bank economist
15 January 2019 - Selangor eyes RM7.5bil investments this year
  1. More ​Selangor exco member in charge of investment, industry and trade, small and medium industries and Invest Selangor chairman Datuk Teng Chang Khim expects the state to secure RM7.5bil worth of approved investments this year
14 January 2019 - Penang records RM3.8b investments between Jan-Sept 2018
  1. More Penang recorded investments of RM3.83 billion in the first nine months of 2018, comprising RM2.16 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) and domestic investment of RM1.67 billion
10 January 2019 - Malaysia's economy to grow 4.7pc in 2019
  1. More The World Bank has forecast Malaysia's RM1.41 trillion economy to grow 4.7 per cent this year and slow to 4.6 per cent next year
09 January 2019 - Real growth likely at 4.7pc
  1. More 'A3' stable profile reflects Malaysia's large and diversified economy, says Moody's
09 January 2019 - Government openness will boost confidence
  1. More CIMB Asean Research Institute (CARI) chairman Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid said the government's openness and conviction to combat financial fraud will help boost investors' confidence
09 January 2019 - MITI strategies attract RM1.9 trillion investments
  1. More Strategies undertaken by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) over the past 10 years have managed to attract RM1.9 trillion in private investments in all economic sectors
09 January 2019 - MITI's strategies attract RM1.9 trillion investments
  1. More ​Strategies undertaken by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) over the past 10 years have managed to attract RM1.9 trillion in private investments in all economic sectors
08 January 2019 - Darell wants Malaysia to take advantage of US-China trade war
  1. More ​The International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking wants the country to take advantage of the US and China trade war to attract investors to set up base in Malaysia
06 January 2019 - 'Malaysia' monetary system healthy'
  1. More The domestic banking system continues to have sufficient liquidity while the monetary system is healthy and stable, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng
05 January 2019 - Johor state govt confident of achieving RM8b investment target
  1. More ​The Johor state government is confident of achieving its target of attracting RM8 billion worth of investments this year despite global economic uncertainties
03 January 2019 - Ekuinas launches RM1b fund IV
  1. More Fund to focus on education, retail and healthcare, among others
03 January 2019 - Can Malaysian industries trade up fast enough?
  1. More ​While headline numbers on trade are encouraging, a closer look will reveal that Malaysia’s domestic industries are facing serious challenges at the moment
02 January 2019 - Melaka Gateway to continue as it is under local supervision — Adly
  1. More Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari has reiterated that the Melaka Gateway project will go on after ascertaining that it will be under the supervision of a local company and will benefit the people, especially in terms of job opportunities
02 January 2019 - Room for optimism
  1. More Malaysia's growth may slow this year but business can expect continuous overall positive performance, says analysts
28 December 2018 - Melaka attracts RM1bil investments
  1. More The Malaysia Industrial Development Authority has approved investments worth RM1 bil in Melaka for the January-September, 2018 period, says Chief Minister Adly Zahari
27 December 2018 - MVV 2.0 set to drive investments
  1. More A new plan to develop 153,411 hectares of land in Nilai, Seremban and Port Dickson in Negeri Sembilan may boost confidence in the local property market
25 December 2018 - 'All signs show growth from February'
  1. More Malaysia's economy is likely to grow from February to April next year, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia
21 December 2018 - Investments in Malaysia grow 18pc to RM139.3b, says MIDA
  1. More Malaysia attracted RM139.3 billion worth of investments in manufacturing, services and primary sectors in the first nine months of the year
21 December 2018 - Expects more deals next year
  1. More Global Transactio Forecast predicts total M&A transactions may hit US$12.2b
19 December 2018 - World Bank also cut Malaysia’s GDP growth to 4.7%
  1. More Barely a week after the International Monetary Fund slashed Malaysia’s economic growth forecast for 2018 to 4.7%, the World Bank has followed suit by cutting the country’s growth forecast for the second time this year
19 December 2018 - World Bank: Malaysia to post 4.7pc growth in 2018
  1. More Outlook for economy remains resilient despite external and domestic headwinds
19 December 2018 - MITI to attract investments in strategic sectors from China
  1. More ​The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) aspires to see Malaysia becomes a hub for high-quality investments in strategic sectors such as electronics, logistics and digital economy from China
14 December 2018 - MVV 2.0 to woo RM294b investments
  1. More Metropolis development to create more than 600,00 job opportunities by 2045
14 December 2018 - IMF praises Malaysia's resilience
  1. More Country to post 4.7pc real GDP growth this year on strong domestic demand, says Fund
12 December 2018 - Steady 4.9pc growth seen
  1. More Consumer demand likely to remain key driver next year, says report
12 December 2018 - Negri Sembilan draws RM2bil investments in first half
  1. More Twenty manufacturing projects with total investments worth RM1.6bil have been approved in Negri Sembilan from January to June this year, said Mentri Besar Aminuddin Harun
12 December 2018 - Malaysia well on track to become high income nation, says World Bank
  1. More ​Malaysia is well on its way to cross the threshold into high-income and developed country status in the coming years, said the World Bank
11 December 2018 - Investors should not worry about on-going tension between Malaysia and Singapore
  1. More ​Existing and potential investors in Johor should not be concerned about the on-going tension between Malaysia and Singapore with regards to airspace and maritime boundaries
08 December 2018 - Total exports this year may hit RM982b
  1. More Malaysia's total exports is expected to expand by five per cent to RM982.17 billion this year from RM935.4 billion last year, said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming
08 December 2018 - Impact of trade war on Malaysia
  1. More In the short term it will be a boon, but if it persists, world economies will be hard
08 December 2018 - Miti cautiously optimistic of exports surpassing 5% growth target
  1. More The export (especially) of electrical and electronics (products) is growing very strong - Dr Ong Kian Meng
08 December 2018 - Businesses must move away from capital labour to stay profitable — Gobind
  1. More ​Companies and businesses can no longer reap the same yields in the current digital revolution age as in previous decades if they continue to rely on capital labour as productivity levers, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo
06 December 2018 - Exports hit record high in October
  1. More Manufactured goods and strong China demand drive shipments
06 December 2018 - Trade hits RM1.558tril
  1. More Exports soared to RM829.89b while imports hit RM727.88b says ministry
06 December 2018 - Qatar keen to expand investments in Malaysia
  1. More While Qatar is confident that Malaysia's economy will grow, Malaysia on the other hand is pleased with Qatar’s readiness to increase its investment into the country
05 December 2018 - Oct exports likely to expand 10.8pc
  1. More RAM Rating Serviices Bhd says Malaysia's exports may have grown 10.8 per cent in October
05 December 2018 - Negeri Sembilan restructuring Malaysian Vision Valley project
  1. More The Negeri Sembilan Government is restructuring the Malaysian Vision Valley (MVV) project by focusing on economic development involving high-impact industries in various clusters
03 December 2018 - 'Increased FDIs with anti-graft drive'
  1. More RSM belives move will raise investors' confidence
01 December 2018 - Growing interest among Polish investors for Malaysia
  1. More ​There is growing interest among Poland’s investors to invest and expand their businesses in Malaysia due to the strategic location, ease at doing business and cost competitiveness, says Polish Ambassador to Malaysia, Krzysztof Debnicki
29 November 2018 - A close and fruitful relationship
  1. More Spanning more than 60 years, Malaysian and Japan have a long standing and close bilateral relationship, marked by many areas of cooperation
29 November 2018 - No. 1 on EM list: Investors like current account surplus, stable economic growth outlook
  1. More Investors are deciphering how each country is impacted by the US-China trade frictions
28 November 2018 - MIER: Q4 growth likely at 4.7-4.8
  1. More Retail sales and promotional activities expected to boost private consumption
28 November 2018 - NCCIM: Malaysia remains ideal trade and investment destination for China
  1. More ​Despite the surrounding global economic uncertainties, Malaysia remains as an ideal destination for China to promote trade and investment
27 November 2018 - More MNCs and startups likely to set up hubs here
  1. More Randstad Malaysia expects to see more multinational companies (MNCs) and startups set up their headquarters or regional hubs in Malaysian next year
26 November 2018 - Economic growth can accelerate beyond 2020
  1. More ​Malaysia’s economic growth could accelerate beyond 2020 if commodity prices were to pick up on the back of a recovery in global economic growth
21 November 2018 - Malaysia key beneficiary in US-China trade war
  1. More Report identifies potential gain from import substitution
21 November 2018 - Nomura: Malaysia among nations to benefit from US-China trade war
  1. More Asia, at the broad level, will lose from the United States ad China trade war, but a few countries will emerge as relative winner
19 November 2018 - Malaysia received RM26.5b FDI in 1H18, China top contributor, says MITI
  1. More Malaysia has received foreign direct investment (FDI) worth RM26.5 billion between January and June 2018, according to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry
19 November 2018 - Domestic demand, private sector to drive growth
  1. More Economists confident of Malaysia’s prospects despite moderate Q3 growth
19 November 2018 - Malaysia can gain from trade war
  1. More Malaysia can benefit from the ongoing trade war between the United States and China in terms of overall gross domestic product (GDP) growth
17 November 2018 - Malaysia will continue to fight for free and fair trade - PM
  1. More ​Malaysia will continue to fight for free trade that is fair in order to protect the interests of developing nations, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
17 November 2018 - Malaysia recognises US firms' contribution to country's development
  1. More ​Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has praised American companies for being among the first to respond to Malaysia’s call for foreign direct investment (FDI)
17 November 2018 - Q3 exports expand 5.2pc to RM251b
  1. More The country's exports grew 5.2 per cent to RM251 billion in the third quarter of this year compared with 8.2 per cent, with a value of RM245 billion, in the previous quarter
17 November 2018 - Private sector remains key growth driver
  1. More Manufacturing and service sector will continue to show strong growth
16 November 2018 - Azmin: Foreign investors positive on Malaysia
  1. More ​Foreign investors, especially from Japan and Singapore, have expressed their willingness to retain and maintain their foreign direct investments (FDIs) in Malaysia


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