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21 February 2018 - Exporters' rally continues
  1. More Analysts see revenues, returns rising further despite strengthening ringgit
21 February 2018 - Moody's expect robust local growth spillover
  1. More Malaysia's robust growth last year would likely continue this year and over the medium term, said Moody's Investors Service
19 February 2018 - WTO commends Malaysian policies
  1. More World trade body recognises Malaysia's success in diversifying and reforming economy, says ministry
16 February 2018 - Malaysia capable of achieving GDP of RM2 trillion by 2022
  1. More Malaysia is capable of achieving a gross domestic product (GDP) of RM2 trillion by 2022 if the annual growth rate is maintained at between five and six per cent, said the Department of Statistics
15 February 2018 - Economy grew 5.9% last year, slightly above market expectations
  1. More The Malaysian economy grew faster than had been forecast last year, but economists are looking at the high base effect, a slower pace of export growth and external conditions to impact Malaysia’s growth prospects this year
15 February 2018 - Malaysia's economy grew 5.9pc, says BNM
  1. More Country's economic growth expected to remain favourable this year
14 February 2018 - Bank Negara: Malaysia 2017 GDP growth at 5.9%
  1. More The Malaysian economy, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), expanded 5.9% in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17) from a year earlier, driven mainly by private sector demand with support from the external sector
13 February 2018 - Malaysia GDP quarterly growth seen cooling to 5.7%
  1. More Malaysia’s economy grew more slowly in the last quarter of 2017 than the blistering pace set in July-September, a Reuters poll showed, as exports increased at a slower rate
13 February 2018 - Above-trend performance
  1. More Economy expected to hit highest growth rate in 4 years, say experts
10 February 2018 - GDP projected to grow 5pc
  1. More Government revenue-supporting measures to boost private consumption, says OCBC Bank
10 February 2018 - Malaysia-Netherlands bilateral trade talks set to intensify
  1. More Bilateral discussions between Malaysia and Netherlands need to be intensified to ensure only accurate facts concerning the palm oil industry is propagated
09 February 2018 - Slower export growth
  1. More High base effect, stronger ringgit may throttle down pace this year
09 February 2018 - Malaysia Dec 2017 IPI up on manufacturing, electricity output growth
  1. More Malaysia's industrial production index (IPI) rose 2.9% year-on-year in December 2017 on higher manufacturing and electricity output
09 February 2018 - Total trade to remain solid in Q1
  1. More Strong exports, sustained domestic to spur economic performance this year, say analysts
09 February 2018 - Malaysia still attractive to expats
  1. More HSBC says country offers easy transaction such as accommodation, healthcare, childcare and schooling
08 February 2018 - World Bank official: Global economies in cyclical upturn
  1. More Global economies are experiencing a broad-based cyclical upturn as the output gap is narrowing significantly, according to World Bank Development Prospects Group director Ayhan Kose
08 February 2018 - Malaysia’s exports at a record high of RM935.4 bil
  1. More Malaysia’s total exports rose almost 19% to RM935.4 bil in 2017 – the strongest growth since 2005 and a record high – underpinned by exports of electrical and electronics (E&E) and also major commodities
08 February 2018 - Netherlands sees huge potential in Malaysia
  1. More Dutch business delegation keen to explore agrotech, renewable energy, water and waste management
07 February 2018 - US$10b in GDP contribution by 2020
  1. More Report predicts that digital transformation will increase the nation's growth by 0.6pc annually
05 February 2018 - HSBC: Malaysia a ‘positive place to live in' for expatriates
  1. More The expatriate experience in Malaysia is also a sociable one. According to the HSBC Expat Explorer survey, 61% of respondents said they found it easy to make friends in Malaysia
05 February 2018 - Kelantan nets RM3.1b in 5 years
  1. More Kelantan recorded investments worth RM3.1 billion from 2013 to last year, with the highest at 2.14 billion in 2014, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed
03 February 2018 - Envoy: China won't set limits on palm oil imports
  1. More Nation allocates more than US$8b to buy primary goods from producing countries
03 February 2018 - Malaysia is vibrant and stable, says China’s envoy
  1. More Malaysia’s economy is vibrant and stable, with sufficient foreign currency reserve, said Chinese Ambassador Bai Tian
31 January 2018 - Growth to continue at moderate pace this year
  1. More Malaysia's trade performance is expected to continue its growth momentum but at a moderate pace this year due to a high base forecast last year
30 January 2018 - Seek new markets, business player told
  1. More Malaysian business players cannot afford to "sit still" in today's competitive markets
30 January 2018 - KL-Beijing collaboration can increase
  1. More Malaysia's economic standing has strengthened to a commendable level, says China ambassador
30 January 2018 - Optimism highest since 2014
  1. More Grant Thornton survey shows confidence level in Malaysia improves to 6pc
26 January 2018 - PM: Malaysia-India ties to soar
  1. More Trade, investment, connectivity, security and geopolitics will be discussed, says Najib
25 January 2018 - Tremendous gains seen from CPTPP
  1. More Revised deal will help spur region's growth and create positive spillovers, say analysts
23 January 2018 - NCER achieves higher investments
  1. More The four states in the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) recorded a higher private sector participation worth RM9.12bil and created 11,824 jobs in 2017
22 January 2018 - Obor Initiative Offers Vast Opportunities
  1. More Malaysia is expected to benefit from the One Belt One Road (Obor) initiative with the opportunity for economic growth following the proposed trade route by China, said LBS Bina managing director Tan Sri Lim Hock San
22 January 2018 - Malaysia GDP to expand on private consumption, FDI
  1. More Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to expand this year, fuelled by private consumption and foreign direct investments (FDIs), while also likely to benefit from continued large-scale infrastructure spending
18 January 2018 - Labuan Development Blueprint 2030 to chart positive growth for island city
  1. More The Labuan Development Blueprint 2030, which will be launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najub Razak today, is expected to chart positive growth for Labuan folk
18 January 2018 - SERC: All indicators looking positive
  1. More Ringgit expected to trade between 3.80 and 3.90 against US dollar by year-end
13 January 2018 - Riding Malaysia’s export heroes
  1. More The Edge weekly in its latest edition said Malaysians should be happy that global demand for semiconductors has moved beyond smartphones and tablets to making other things — from wearables to cars, billboards and medical devices — smarter
13 January 2018 - HNA IF sees Malaysia as ideal investment destination
  1. More HNA Innovation Finance (HNA IF), part of the large China-based HNA Group empire that has made aggressive acquisitions throughout the world, is considering Malaysia as an ideal destination for investment as it pursues its Belt and Road initiatives in this part of the world
13 January 2018 - Perlis in talks with 10 investors
  1. More Menteri Besar Inc expects interest to translate into concrete investments this year
12 January 2018 - Positive domestic growth boosts local currency
  1. More The current strengthening of the ringgit reflects the positive domestic and external economic growth, said Second Finance Minister
12 January 2018 - RAM: Malaysia to expand 5.2% in 2018
  1. More The ringgit is expected to average between 4.1 and 4.2 against the US throughout the year
11 January 2018 - ECER starts 2018 on solid footing
  1. More As end-2017, economic region attracted RM111.6b worth of private investments
11 January 2018 - ECER attracts RM111.6bil private investments for 2017
  1. More The East Coast Economic Region (ECER), established in 2008, successfully attracted private investments of RM111.6bil as at end-2017, surpassing the investment target for 2020, three years ahead of schedule
09 January 2018 - Malaysian business optimism hits new high in first quarter
  1. More Business optimism among Malaysian companies hits a new peak in the first quarter (Q1) of this year as growth momentum continues to pick up
05 January 2018 - Malaysia 2018 export growth seen at 9.3% — MIDF
  1. More Malaysia's exports are expected to grow 9.3% in 2018, underpinned by continuous buoyant momentum in global trade activities, further recovery in commodity prices and receding protectionist threat
04 January 2018 - Malaysia GDP seen moderating to 5% this year
  1. More OCBC report says country to benefit from favourable global economy
01 January 2018 - Broader China investments
  1. More Economists expect inflow into more sectors
01 January 2018 - Malaysians laud bid to promote trade, cultural exchange in S-E Asia
  1. More Malaysian delegates at the China-Asean Entrepreneurs Forum (CAEF) in Kunming, China, lauded efforts to promote trade and cultural exchange in Southeast Asia
01 January 2018 - PPI rises 4.3pc in November on big jump in mining index
  1. More The Producer Price Index (PPI) rose by 4.3 per cent year-on-year to 108.3 in November last year, compared with the same month in 2016
29 December 2017 - Commendable 5.5pc growth next year, says MIDF
  1. More Domestic demand remains key driver while external trade performance will strengthen
27 December 2017 - Citi: Belt and Road initiative key to ASEAN growth
  1. More Citi Group believes that China's Belt and Road initiative has the potential to lower trade costs, increase competitiveness, improve infrastructure and provide greater connectivity in Asia
25 December 2017 - Allocation for SME develoment outlines five categories
  1. More The RM20bil allocation approved for the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) under Budget 2018 outlines five key categories in order to accelerate their growth.
22 December 2017 - Export set to climb to RM23b this year
  1. More Timber and timber product exports are expected to record a five to six per cent growth to RM23 billion this year, surpassing the RM22.11 billion mark last year, said Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) director-general Datuk Dr Jalaluddin Harun
21 December 2017 - Malaysian M&As and IPOs expected to peak in 2019
  1. More The value of local mergers and acquisitions (M&As) as well as initial public offerings (IPOs) is forecast to climb over the next two years with the deal-making cycle to peak in 2019 before easing back in 2020, according to the third edition of the Global Transactions Forecast, issued by Baker McKenzie International and Malaysian member firm Wong & Partners
21 December 2017 - November CPI rises 3.4pc
  1. More Increase led mostly by transport, food and non-alcoholic beverages indices
20 December 2017 - How the US tax reforms will impact the ringgit
  1. More Economists say ringgit will be stronger against the greenback next year
20 December 2017 - Malaysia, Sri Lanka boost collaboration
  1. More Bioeconomy Corp signs deal to help develop framework in Colombo
20 December 2017 - GDP up 5pc in 2015 from 2010 at constant price
  1. More Malaysia's GDP, at constant price, registered a growth at 5.0 per cent in 2015 compared with 5.5 per cent in 2010, according to the Statistics Department's latest report
20 December 2017 - Domestic demand to remain key growth driver next year
  1. More Solid labour mart, infrastructure investments to support expansion
20 December 2017 - PM: FTA will better facilitate exports of products, services
  1. More Malaysia'a products and services can easily penetrate the market in Sri Lanka if both countries are able to forge a free trade agreement (FTA)
19 December 2017 - Economy likely to expand at moderate pace, says MIDF
  1. More Malaysia's economy is likely to grow at a moderate pace next year due to the base effect from this year's strong growth numbers, says MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd
19 December 2017 - Bahrain keen to strengthen ties with Malaysia, says prince
  1. More Bahrain is comitted to strengthening relations with Malaysia by boosting investments and bilateral trade, its Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister Prince Salman Hamad Al-Khalifa said
18 December 2017 - New growth policies needed
  1. More Economist: East Asia, Pacific region must adopt new thinking
17 December 2017 - Becoming high income nation as early as 2020
  1. More Malaysia's progress owes much to sound policies, says World Bank director
17 December 2017 - We are heading in the right direction, says PM
  1. More Malaysia is heading the right direction, as attested to by the International Monetary Find's (IMF) report on the country's real gross domestic products (GDP) growth projection for this year
16 December 2017 - RM113.5bil in investments approved over nine months
  1. More Mida says projects have capacity to create 91,500 jobs
16 December 2017 - Softer investment inflow
  1. More Mustapa atrributes decline to high base effects, cooling measures in property market
15 December 2017 - UBS sees 6pc growth this year
  1. More Trend expected to continue next year, albeit at slower pace closer to 5pc
15 December 2017 - Trade with China grows to RM237.96b
  1. More Export value rises 33.5pc to RM 103.3b
15 December 2017 - Exports to Thailand up 16.4pc in first 10 months
  1. More Malaysia's exports to Thailand from January to October this year increased 16.4 percent to RM41.91 billion, from RM32.26 billion in the corresponding period last year
14 December 2017 - World Bank lifts Malaysia 2017 GDP growth forecast
  1. More The World Bank upgraded its Malaysia 2017 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast to 5.8% from 5.2% after taking into account the nation's accelerated economic growth so far this year.
14 December 2017 - ADB bullish on Malaysia's outlook
  1. More Manila based institution revises growth projection for country upwards from 5.4 to 5.8 per cent this year
13 December 2017 - IMF expects Malaysia’s economy to expand by 5% to 5.5% next year
  1. More The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Malaysia’s economy to expand by 5% to 5.5% next year on exports and domestic demand with moderating headline inflation
13 December 2017 - Malaysia gets IMF's thumbs-up
  1. More Country's economy resilient with GDP growing at 5.9 per cent in the first three quarters of this year
12 December 2017 - IMF projects Malaysia 2018 GDP growth at 5–5.5% Surin Murugiah
  1. More The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Malaysia’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth has surprised on the upside and is projected at 5.5%–6% percent for 2017, driven by domestic demand and robust exports, while inflation has increased on the back of higher oil prices and is projected at close to 4%
12 December 2017 - Malaysia to continue to attract investors
  1. More Rising corporate earnings makes country an attractive destination, as economist
11 December 2017 - Keeping an eye on export competitiveness
  1. More With a higher ringgit and increasing costs of gas and electricity, will export-oriented industries, which have been doing well lately, be hit?
11 December 2017 - BMI Research: Tax revenue to expand 6.4pc next year
  1. More Government also expected to attain fiscal deficit target of 2.8pc of GDP
09 December 2017 - Listed MNCs losing shine
  1. More What are their prospects following earnings decline?
07 December 2017 - Broad-based surge in exports
  1. More Jump in factory activities points to robust economy
07 December 2017 - October exports expand 18.8pc
  1. More Growth supported by recovery in global demand for E&E products
07 December 2017 - Malaysia's total trade in October 2017 surges 19.8pc to RM154.26 billion
  1. More Exports rose significantly by an annualised 18.8 per cent in October, exceeding the RM80 billion mark for the third time this year
07 December 2017 - E&E will lead Malaysia's export in 2018: Mustapa
  1. More Although export growth may moderate next year due to base effects, it will continue to be led by electrical and electronic (E&E) products and commodities such as crude petroleum and palm oil says International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed
07 December 2017 - GDP of Asia-Pacific developing economies set to grow 5.4% this year
  1. More The average gross domestic product (GDP) of developing economies in the Asia-Pacific is expected to grow by 5.4% in 2017, mainly driven by domestic private consumption, says the United Nations (UN)
06 December 2017 - Robust export growth to continue
  1. More E&E sector to remain as key contributor, says Bank Islam
06 December 2017 - Malaysia's Q3 GDP results show a resilient economy
  1. More Nation all set to join high-income league in a few years
05 December 2017 - Kazakhstan seeks more tie-ups with Malaysia
  1. More Central Asia country keen on high-tech infrastructure and construction projects
05 December 2017 - Ireka, CRRC UT in deal to undertake jobs in Malaysia, region
  1. More Ireka Corp Bhd has inked a share subscription agreement and a memorandum of understanding with CRRC Urban Traffic (Europe) Co Ltd (CRRC UT), a member of the China-based CRRC Group, to jointly undertake several projects in Malaysia and in the region
02 December 2017 - Mustapa: Strong economy attracts investors
  1. More Malaysia’s strong economic and stable political environment will strengthen investor’s confidence and continue to attract foreign investments into the country, said Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed
02 December 2017 - Japanese SMEs keen on Malaysia
  1. More Stable political environment, skilled workforce among reasons foreign firms invest in the country
01 December 2017 - Japanese envoy remains upbeat on bilateral business partnership
  1. More Business partnerships between Malaysia and Japan have been outstanding and the future continues to remain bright, said Japanese ambassador to Malaysia Makio Miyagawa
01 December 2017 - Japan investments to hit RM1b in 2017
  1. More RM600m to come from 10 firms in 3 industries, says Mustapa
30 November 2017 - Malaysia among economies gaining from booming electronics exports in Asia-Pacific
  1. More Malaysia is among the select economies, including Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, to benefit from the booming electronics export activities in Asia-Pacific, according to S&P Global Ratings
23 November 2017 - 'Views, experiences right push for SMEs'
  1. More The exchange of views and experiences at the 13th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) is the right nudge needed by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to move forward, said chairman Tun Musa Hitam
22 November 2017 - S-E Asia on solid footing
  1. More Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand post fastest economic growth rates in years
20 November 2017 - Review of investment incentives needed
  1. More Bank Negara reports says new global trends require change that will prepare Malaysia for the future
18 November 2017 - Upward reviews on GDP growth
  1. More Analysts more optimistic that strong momentum will continue next year
17 November 2017 - SMEs urged to raise productivity, push limit to hit contribution target
  1. More Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) must increase productivity to achieve the sector's target of 41 per cent contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020
17 November 2017 - Robust growth set to continue
  1. More 9 research houses expect Q3 pace to match the 5.8pc recorded in Q2, says poll
15 November 2017 - Business sentiment recovers
  1. More Uptrend seen continuing next year as impact of forex fluctuations diminishes
14 November 2017 - MIDF: Job market remains healthy
  1. More More opportunities in manufacturing sector due to positive spillover effects
09 November 2017 - Trade to reach RM1.6tril this year
  1. More Market gains likely to be driven by strong growth in electrical and electronics trade segment


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