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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'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
16 November 2018 - Malaysia's FDI increases to RM614.7b in Q3
  1. More Malaysia’s foreign direct investment (FDI) increased to RM614.7 billion as of the third quarter this year (3Q18) from RM590.3 billion recorded in 2Q18, says the Department of Statistics (DoS)
14 November 2018 - Trade dispute offers joint-venture opportunities with Chinese companies — PUMM
  1. More The Malaysia Entrepreneurs’ Development Association (PUMM) expects more joint-venture and export opportunities between Malaysian and Chinese companies amid escalating US-China trade tensions
14 November 2018 - Malaysia-Russia to boost bilateral trade
  1. More ​Malaysia and Russia expressed hope to increase trade between the two countries
14 November 2018 - Sarawak to get RM3.9 revenue from new sales tax
  1. More The new sales tax on petroleum products will enable Sarawak to collect an additional revenue RM3.9 billion, or 37 per cent of the total estimated revenue of RM10.51 billion, next year
14 November 2018 - ASEAN must stay open, says Dr M
  1. More Countries must be engaged in finding amicable solutions, resolving trade issues
13 November 2018 - Guan Eng : Corporate tax to stay at 24%
  1. More ​The government has given an assurance that it will not raise the corporate tax of 24 per cent in the near future, despite being faced with a weak fiscal position, said Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng
12 November 2018 - Tun M: Malaysia, Singapore can be 'very effective' in helping ASEAN grow
  1. More Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia and Singapore have a role to play in the Southeast Asian region together and both can be very effective in helping the whole region grow
09 November 2018 - Selangor urged to focus on high-impact projects
  1. More ​The Selangor government have been urged to focus on high-impact development projects so that the state will continue to be a major contributor to the country's economic growth
09 November 2018 - Sabah to consider tax on petroleum products
  1. More The Sabah Government will study the need to impose sales tax on petroleum products in the State, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal
09 November 2018 - Investor confidence in Malaysia will not be affected: Ong
  1. More ​Investors' confidence in Malaysia will not be affected as the concerns of rating agencies have been addressed, said Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Ong Kian Ming
09 November 2018 - Foreign and domestic investments surge 52.47pc to RM61.6b
  1. More Malaysia approved RM61.6 billion in foreign and domestic investments in the first eight months of this year, said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming
08 November 2018 - New policies for FDI to be announced, says MITI
  1. More New policies for strategic areas of foreign direct investment (FDI) would be announced next year, says International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming
08 November 2018 - Malaysia among least vulnerable
  1. More Budget measures will make country more resilient to crisis, says economists
07 November 2018 - MIDF: 7.3pc export growth likely following September expansion
  1. More Malaysia's exports may grow moare than seven per cent this year, after expanding 6.7 per cent year-on-year in September, say analysts
06 November 2018 - Malaysian govt will remove obstacles to doing business, says Dr Mahathir
  1. More The government will remove all obstacles to doing business in Malaysia, especially for foreign investors in order to attract more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad
05 November 2018 - Malaysians need to spend more to drive economy, says World Bank
  1. More ​The 2019 Budget’s emphasis on addressing the stock of government debt and contingent liabilities is likely to narrow fiscal space and prevent public investment from driving economic activity as it did before, said the World Bank Group
05 November 2018 - Malaysia-Finland ties poised for growth – MIDA
  1. More ​The bilateral ties between Malaysia and Finland are poised for growth following a positive indicator from the recent seminar on 'Doing Business with Finland' here, said Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Deputy Chief Executive Officer Datuk N. Rajendran
03 November 2018 - Trade war impact on local economy
  1. More Malaysia has been indirectly impacted by the ongoing trade war between two super economic powers - China and United States - through its trade relationship with both countries
03 November 2018 - Gross exports expected to grow 3.9pc
  1. More Malaysia's gross exports are estimated to grow 3.9 per cent, to be supported by continuous demand for manufactured goods coupled with a rebound in commodity shipments
03 November 2018 - Taiwan companies urged to expand in Malaysia
  1. More Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) wants more companies from the island to market their products in Malaysia
02 November 2018 - Fiscal position, stable economic growth the focus of 11MP final period
  1. More ​The final period of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) between 2018 and 2020 is considered as the transformational period and the Government’s focus will be on balancing its aim of strengthening the fiscal position and emphasis on economic growth and stability
02 November 2018 - Ireland optimistic of Malaysia
  1. More Irish businesses see huge opportunities in dairy products trade
31 October 2018 - Azmin: FDIs must benefit the people
  1. More Economic Affairs Minister says every single investment must create value and opportunities
31 October 2018 - 'Malaysia welcomes China deals'
  1. More Malaysia welcomes foreign direct investment (FDI) from any country, including China, as it benefits the country through capital, technology, value creation, jobs and skills transfer, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali
30 October 2018 - Approved investments hit RM80.2b
  1. More 2,346 projects to generate 60,181 job opportunities, says ministry
27 October 2018 - Economy may grow 5.2pc this year
  1. More Leading index signals slowdown, MIDF Research
26 October 2018 - Vietnam wants Malaysia to boost trade, investment ties
  1. More ​Vietnam has urged Malaysia to intensify trade and investment ties between the two countries, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail
25 October 2018 - Mahathir calls on Malaysians in Thailand to invest in home country
  1. More The Malaysian business community in Thailand should consider investing back in Malaysia to contribute to the country's recovery and economic growth, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today
25 October 2018 - Miti: Malaysia approves RM61.6b in investments from Jan-Aug
  1. More Malaysia approved RM61.6 billion in investments from January-August 2018 in both foreign and domestic direct investments, up a whopping 52.47 per cent from RM40.4 billion recorded in the corresponding period last year
23 October 2018 - Trade missions to Japan, S. Korea attract RM3bil in potential investments
  1. More ​Malaysia secured a total of RM2.13bil worth of potential investments from Japan and RM711.4mil from South Korea, following its trade missions to the two countries, says International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking
22 October 2018 - Ongoing support for SMEs crucial
  1. More Right incentives and policies can boost the bedrock of country’s economy
22 October 2018 - Darell's trade mission to S. Korea generates potential sales of RM1b
  1. More The International trade and Industry Ministry's trade and investment mission to Seoul, which ended on Saturday, garnered RM1 billion in potential sales
20 October 2018 - 'New growth targets more realistic'
  1. More Analysts say shift in goal necessary due to unanticipated headwinds
20 October 2018 - Malaysia set to be 2nd country in S-E Asia to unveil digital tax
  1. More The 2019 budget, stated to be tabled on November 2, is exceptionally important to provide direction for the country, especially for growth of the digital sector
19 October 2018 - MP11 Mid-Term Review gives new confidence to foreign investors
  1. More The Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan 2016-2020 will create a new sense of confidence among foreign investors which will encourage them to re-invest in this country, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali
19 October 2018 - Malaysia, EU to sign PCA in January 2019
  1. More ​Malaysia and the European Union (EU) plan to sign a partnership cooperation agreement (PCA) in January 2019, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said
19 October 2018 - Dr M: reforming governance a priority
  1. More Strengthening economic bas, people's prosperity to be based on six thrust, says PM
19 October 2018 - Japan trip may net RM2.13b
  1. More RM806m investments have so far been secured from Tokyo and Osaka firms
18 October 2018 - Highlights of 11th Malaysia Plan mid-term review
  1. More Highlights of the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan includes the reform agenda by the Pakatan Harapan government, economic outlook and the six pillars to provide a new development focus with 19 priority areas and 66 strategies aligned to the new direction of the Government to further boost economic growth
18 October 2018 - SMEs to contribute 41% GDP by 2020, says govt
  1. More ​The government has maintained its goal for Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to contribute to 41% of national GDP by 2020, from 37.1% in 2017, according to the Mid-term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan 2016-2020 report
17 October 2018 - MIER cuts growth forecast to 4.9pc
  1. More 'Healthy' domestic demand to continue driving economic expansion, says think tank
16 October 2018 - US-China trade war a bigger threat to Malaysia than rising US interest rates, says economist
  1. More The repercussions of the trade war between the USA and China could pose a bigger threat to the Malaysian economy, compared with the US Federal Reserve’s interest rates hike, according to Allianz SE chief economist Professor Dr Michael Heise
14 October 2018 - Malaysia’s economic fundamentals stay intact, say analysts
  1. More ​Malaysia’s economic fundamentals remain intact, regardless of the gloomy scenario and tough challenges faced by its capital market due to recent heavy outflow of foreign funds arising from negative developments locally and overseas, analysts said
12 October 2018 - RCEP talks to be finalised year end
  1. More The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations involving 16 members will be finalised by the end of this year
12 October 2018 - China's CPCG to invest up to RM10b
  1. More Company cites country's business friendly environment, competitiveness
11 October 2018 - US-China trade row has intensified RCEP negotiation, says Miti
  1. More The US-China trade dispute has helped to intensify the negotiation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), says the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti)
10 October 2018 - Leiking: Strengthening Asean is a priority
  1. More Minister says move will help cushion Malaysia’s falling trade surplus
09 October 2018 - MITI hopes Asean FTA to reach substantial agreement by year-end, says Leiking
  1. More ​International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking hopes that the Asean member countries can reach a free trade deal by the end of this year
09 October 2018 - PM: Malaysia will be 'very friendly' towards private sector
  1. More ​Malaysia will be "very friendly" towards the private sector be it foreign or local investors, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in his closing address at the Khazanah Megatrends Forum 2018 here today


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