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06 August 2018 - GE: Investment hinges on government policy
  1. More General Electric Co (GE) is awaiting for more clarity on country's energy sector before proceeding with further investments here
01 August 2018 - Malaysia manufacturing showed broad stabilisation during July
  1. More Malaysian manufacturing conditions showed broad stabilisation during July, primarily driven by output rising for the first time in five months
01 August 2018 - Foreign Direct Investment in Malaysia
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31 July 2018 - Economy expected to accelerate in quarter two
  1. More AmBank says full year economic growth can be sustained at 5.5%
30 July 2018 - Georgia keen to establish FTA with Malaysia
  1. More Country pushing for investments in areas such as tourism and manufacturing
27 July 2018 - Selangor maintains position as top GDP contributor in 2017
  1. More Selangor maintained its position as the country’s top contributing state in 2017, making up 23% of gross domestic product (GDP), said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail at the launch of two inaugural publications by the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM), namely the State Socio-Economic Report and My Local Statistics (MyLocal Stats) 2017
26 July 2018 - Malaysia says 2018 labour productivity growth at 3%-4%
  1. More International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking said Malaysia's labour productivity is anticipated to expand between 3% and 4% in 2018 from a year earlier, on enhanced collaboration, cooperation and communication between the private and public sectors
26 July 2018 - Malaysia's GDP value at RM1.353 tril in 2017
  1. More Malaysia’s economy augmented further in 2017 with the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) value at current prices reaching RM1.353 trillion, up 9.9 per cent from the RM1.231 trillion registered in 2016
25 July 2018 - Malaysia becoming a hub for SRI, says RAM
  1. More Malaysia is turning into a sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) hub, supported by its prominent global presence in Islamic finance, said RAM Ratings
25 July 2018 - Net direct investment abroad slips to RM24.9b
  1. More Asia remains top DIA destination with RM13.7b, says Statistics Department
24 July 2018 - 'Investors still interested in Malaysia Vision Valley'
  1. More Malaysia Vision Valley (MVV) remains attractive despite uncertainty over Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail (HSR) project
24 July 2018 - Ministry to strengthen contribution of SMEs to GDP
  1. More The Entrepreneur Development Ministry aims to strengthen the economic contribution of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which currently stood at 36% of the country's Gross Domestic Product and fine-tuning the existing blueprint for the SME community
21 July 2018 - Guan Eng sees 5pc growth in 2018
  1. More US-China trade war to have knock-on effect on export-reliant Malaysia but also provide opportunities, says minister
20 July 2018 - ADB retains Malaysia growth outlook for this year and 2019
  1. More The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is maintaining its economic growth rate target for Malaysia at 5.3% for 2018 and at 5% for 2019
20 July 2018 - IRDA attracts RM10.9b investments in first 6 months
  1. More The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) attracted cumulative investments of RM10.9b billion in the first six months of the year
19 July 2018 - Asian Development Bank keeps Malaysia GDP outlook at 5.3% for 2018, 5% for 2019
  1. More The Asian Development Bank (ADB) 2018 Outlook Supplement (ADO) has maintained the bank's economic growth forecast for Malaysia at 5.3% for 2018 and 5% for 2019
18 July 2018 - Malaysia - Singapore GDP gap narrows
  1. More Difference set to shrink around US$2b next year if economy expands 5.5pc this year, say experts
16 July 2018 - EU-Malaysia chamber hopes for revival of EU-Malaysia free trade deal
  1. More The EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI) is hopeful that the new Pakatan Harapan government will resume talks on the EU-Malaysia free trade agreement (FTA), which has taken a back seat for several years amid developments over the larger Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement in recent years
16 July 2018 - Foreign investment interest intact
  1. More Foreign investment interest in Malaysia remains intact based on the data by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming
14 July 2018 - Foreign investor interest in Malaysia remains intact - Ong
  1. More Foreign investor interest in Malaysia remains intact based on the backlog of investments processed by the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority's (MIDA) National Committee on Investment, said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming
12 July 2018 - Zeti sees Asian economies showing resilience
  1. More Asian countries are poised to demonstrate their resilience in the wake of the trade war between the United States and China
11 July 2018 - Strong Malaysia-China ties 'will persist'
  1. More Malaysia will continue to have good relations with China as both countries have the potential to collaborate in various sectors that will mutually benefit each other
10 July 2018 - Malaysia still attractive to foreign investors, says Lee
  1. More Malaysia is still an attractive destination for foreign investors due to the low cost of real estate and labour as well as its talent diversity
10 July 2018 - Business confidence at 3-year high
  1. More Optimism index for Q3 this year jumps significantly to 13.17 percentage points from same period last year
09 July 2018 - Malaysia remains an attractive FDI destination
  1. More Malaysia, under the new government led by Pakatan Harapan, shall continue to draw an inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI), said Country Heights Holdings Bhd (CHHB) founder and chairman, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew
07 July 2018 - Penang Recorded RM1.02b Investments In Q1 Of 2018, Says Chief Minister
  1. More Penang has recorded total investments of RM1.02 billion in the first quarter (Q1) of this year, comprising foreign direct investments (FDI) of RM580 million and domestic investments of RM438 million
06 July 2018 - Total trade rises 4.2pc in January - May
  1. More Surplus now at 247th consecutive month, says Matrade
06 July 2018 - ECRL decision not expected to affect trade ties
  1. More Any decision involving the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project will not affect Malaysia-China ties, said International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking
05 July 2018 - Trade war between US and China may be an opportunity for Malaysia, says MITI minister
  1. More Newly-minted Minister of International Trade and Industries Darell Leiking said the looming trade war that might be happening between the U.S. and China may present an opportunity for Malaysia to be a more significant trading partner with China
04 July 2018 - Exports set to grow 6.4pc in May
  1. More At RM84.5b, it will be the highest monthly value ever
04 July 2018 - US-China trade tension presents opportunity for Asean
  1. More Businesses in Asean, including Malaysia, should take advantage of the uncertainties surrounding the geopolitical and trade tensions between China and the United States (US) by attracting foreign investments into the region
04 July 2018 - MITI to discuss Malaysia positioning as major trade player
  1. More The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) will have a thorough discussion with Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad on trade policy and the government’s direction in positioning Malaysia as a major player in trade and industry, said newly-appointed minister, Ignatius Darell Leiking
04 July 2018 - Exporters must take advantage of situation
  1. More Malaysian exporters, especially palm oil producers, must take advantage of the trade tension between United States ad China, which may see the latter facing difficulty in replacing its soyabean supplies
03 July 2018 - World Bank forecasts Malaysia’s GDP growth to remain steady
  1. More The World Bank sees Malaysia as having a strong expanding economy, but the key to maintaining its success is to put more emphasis on developing its healthcare and education system.The World Bank, in its latest report on the country, has forecast growth to remain steady at 5.4% this year
03 July 2018 - 11th MP review to focus on FDI
  1. More The 11th Malaysia Plan’s (11MP) midterm review will focus on sustaining the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country and will be tabled on Oct 18, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali
03 July 2018 - Robust economic growth expected
  1. More World Bank, Economic Affairs Ministry keep outlook at 5.4pc and 5.5pc, respectively
03 July 2018 - 'Malaysia a success story thanks to solid economy'
  1. More The World Bank views Malaysia as a success story because of its strong economy and emphasis on achieving a high-income nation status
02 July 2018 - Economists bullish on Malaysia Q2 GDP growth
  1. More The country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to grow by 5.5% to 5.6% in the second quarter (Q2) from 5.4% in the first quarter of this year, a sign that Malaysia’s economy is gaining momentum under the new Pakatan Harapan government’s economic policy.
26 June 2018 - Statistics Dept: Economic outlook remains favourable going forward
  1. More Malaysia’s economy is expected to remain favourable between August to October 2018 based on the findings of the economic indicators, said the Statistics Department
21 June 2018 - Johor plans five overseas trade missions to attract investors
  1. More The Johor State government plans to undertake five trade promotion missions this year to not only attract foreign investors but also explore new business opportunities
19 June 2018 - Malaysia could extend tax breaks for key foreign investors — Dr Mahathir
  1. More Malaysia could extend new tax incentives for foreign investment in areas such as technology if companies promise to create better-paid jobs for Malaysians, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday
19 June 2018 - 'Malaysia to ensure stable environment'
  1. More Country committed to fair trade, freedom of info and rule of law, says Lim
19 June 2018 - Malaysia-China trade set to exceed US$100b this year
  1. More Bilateral trade between Malaysia and China is expected to exceed US$100 billion (RM400 billion) this year, higher than the US$96 billion chalked up last year, said China's ambassador to Malaysia Bai Tian
13 June 2018 - Perak to boost investments in high technology sector
  1. More The Perak state government under the Pakatan Harapan leadership will boost investments in the high technology industry to develop a highly skilled workforce and provide better returns for investors and the state
12 June 2018 - Dr Mahathir invites Japan to invest in Malaysia
  1. More Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has invited Japan to partner Malaysia in the development of the Southeast Asian country
11 June 2018 - Dr Mahathir set to woo Japanese investors during 3 day visit
  1. More Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is set to woo investors and offer business deals during his trip to Japan that started yesterday, as he looks to reduce Malaysia's dependence on China investments and tackle the country's debt
08 June 2018 - ICAEW turns cautious about Malaysia’s investment outlook
  1. More The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has turned cautious about the country’s investment outlook following Pakatan Harapan’s review of all major infrastructure projects
06 June 2018 - April exports beat consensus
  1. More Surprise 14% surge in value compared to 2.2% rise in March
06 June 2018 - Rosy outlook for 2 industries
  1. More Retail loan segment to boost banks while sustained exports growth will benefit manufacturing segment
06 June 2018 - E&E shipments boost April exports to RM84.2b
  1. More Malaysia's exports grew 14 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to RM84.2 billion on April from RM73.79 billion a year ago, according to the International Trade and Industry Ministry
05 June 2018 - Invest Selangor optimistic of drawing RM12 billion investments
  1. More Invest Selangor Bhd (Invest Selangor) is optimistic of drawing in RM12 billion in both domestic and foreign investments this year although the inflow of investments into the state in the first quarter has been a 'bit slow', said Chief Executive Officer Datuk Hasan Azhari Idris
04 June 2018 - 'Stable' ratings likely to remain
  1. More Economic resilience reflected by improved outlook, sustained account surplus and foreign reserves, says Affin Hwang
04 June 2018 - Kelly Services: Malaysia employment prospects look bright this year
  1. More Manufacturing and construction industry boom will be a key contributor to positive employment growth for Malaysia while a stable economy stable economy will foster growth in the banking and finance sectors, according to Kelly Services in its Malaysia Salary Guide 2018/19
01 June 2018 - Ting Pek Khiing to build RM30bil Langkawi New City project
  1. More After keeping a low profile for the last 16 years, developer Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing will be embarking on a multi-billion ringgit development project in Langkawi
31 May 2018 - More Chinese firms invest in Malaysia after new government installed
  1. More Three Chinese enterprises have invested RM1.2 billion in Malaysia in the first week, following the formation of the new government led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, said Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia, Bai Tian
30 May 2018 - Positive employment growth seen for Malaysia, says Kelly Services
  1. More ​The employment growth trend looks positive for Malaysia this year, with the manufacturing and construction industry boom a key contributor to this trend, said Kelly Services
28 May 2018 - MITI: APEC continues to be driver of economic growth and greater regional integration
  1. More Malaysia views Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) as a driver of economic growth and greater regional integration, according to the Ministery of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
26 May 2018 - Guan Eng: Malaysian economy remains strong
  1. More I’m confident that after we resolve the fiscal condition, we will be even stronger
25 May 2018 - Malaysia to be competitive in the long run
  1. More China investors have expressed confidence in Malaysia, saying the new Pakatan Harapan government offers favourable investment environment and political stability
24 May 2018 - Chinese investors confident of continued investment in Malaysia
  1. More Chinese investors have voiced their confidence in providing continued investment in China given that the new Pakatan Harapan-led government can provide a secure investment environment as well as political stability
23 May 2018 - MARC: Government's 'AAA' rating stays
  1. More Rating agency not expecting significant shift in country's long-term macro policy
22 May 2018 - New government still deciding to pursue trade pact
  1. More The government will review several trade agreements such as Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to see if its viable to be part of the trade partnerships
19 May 2018 - Terengganu sets 10 targets for growth
  1. More The state government has set 10 main targets to propel Terengganu into a prosperous and developed state in the near future
18 May 2018 - Malaysia GDP slows to 5.4% in first quarter
  1. More But central bank says outlook for full year remains favourable
15 May 2018 - Malaysia still a magnet for China firms
  1. More Malaysia remains an attractive location for foreign direct investment under the new government led by Pakatan Harapan
15 May 2018 - Malaysia is business friendly and welcomes FDI — Dr Mahathir
  1. More Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia is business friendly and welcomes foreign direct investments (FDI) from all over the world, including China
14 May 2018 - Terengganu sets targets to spur growth
  1. More The state government has set 10 main targets to propel Terengganu into a prosperous, developed and blessed state in the near future
14 May 2018 - Economic prospects still strong, according to Bank Negara
  1. More Governor says ringgit will reflect Malaysia’s robust fundamentals
05 May 2018 - External trade seen expanding at steady pace
  1. More But MIDF warns of risks from protectionist threat, geopolitical tension
05 May 2018 - Moody's ups growth forecast to 5.4pc
  1. More Moody's Investors Service has raised Malaysia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for this year to 5.4 per cent from 5.2 per cent previously, underpinned by a pipeline of large infrastructure projects that will stimulate both public and private investments
05 May 2018 - March exports hit record RM84.5b
  1. More Surplus at highest level since September 2008, lifted by increased shipments of manufactured goods
03 May 2018 - Mega project to create 70,000 employment opportunities
  1. More The Kuala Lumpur - Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project will create up to 70,000 jobs in the delivery of 60 work packages
30 April 2018 - ECA: Foreigner friendly policies attract talent
  1. More Malaysia is seen as an attractive location for foreign talent due to its foreigner friendly policies
21 April 2018 - Malaysia set for 5.6pc growth in Q1
  1. More Country to post second fastest GDP expansion in Southeast Asia after Philippines, Bloomberg data shows
20 April 2018 - A positive growth momentum
  1. More Malaysia's strong economic fundamentals will sustain robust growth
19 April 2018 - Higher forecast for Malaysia
  1. More Banks, PNB-related firms and FGV expected to outperform FBM KLCI
18 April 2018 - Poll shows protectionism the main downside risk for Malaysia
  1. More Poll finds unexpected tightening in funding conditions a big risk too
18 April 2018 - Mier revises 2018 real GDP growth projection to 5.5%
  1. More Research firm, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (Mier), has revised upwards its real gross domestic product (GDP) growth projection for Malaysia this year by 0.1 percentage point to 5.5% from the previous 5.4%
16 April 2018 - World Bank lifts Malaysia’s economic growth forecast to 5.4%
  1. More The World Bank has raised its forecast for Malaysia’s 2018 economic growth to 5.4% from October’s 5% projection but warned risks from shifts in external demand and financial market conditions could hurt prospects of the trade-reliant country
15 April 2018 - Iskandar set to become metropolis
  1. More Rapid growth in 5 IRDA development zones will make it a high income region
14 April 2018 - Malaysia says 'no' to U.S. renegotiation
  1. More Country in no position to make further concessions in CPTPP, says Mustapa
13 April 2018 - The stakes are high
  1. More The halal economy has grown to cover food, fashion, lifestyle, tourism and pharmaceuticals; and is no longer confined to Muslim consumers
13 April 2018 - World Bank raise Malaysia GDP forecast
  1. More Upward revision of 5.4pc driven by high level of private sector expenditure
12 April 2018 - PM Najib : International businesses have great confidence in Malaysia´s economy
  1. More International businesses have shown great confidence in Malaysia’s economy ever since the government implemented its National Transformation Programme, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today
11 April 2018 - MIDA expects positive growth in E&E sector this year
  1. More Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is optimistic on the growth of approved investments in the country's electrical and electronic (E&E) sector despite the ongoing tensions between United States and China
11 April 2018 - SERC raises Malaysia's growth forecast to 5.5pc on firmer domestic demand
  1. More The Socio-Economic Research Centre (SERC) has raised Malaysia's growth forecast to 5.5 per cent from 5.1 per cent
10 April 2018 - Digital economy expected to show significant growth
  1. More The digital transformation impact on the economy is expected to significantly increase by RM400bil by 2025, said Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDEC) CEO Datuk Yasmin Mahmood
06 April 2018 - Growing Muslim population provides exciting opportunities
  1. More The growing Muslim population worldwide presents exciting opportunities for Islamic economies to commercialise halal products internationally
05 April 2018 - PwC: Malaysia to be 24th largest economy in the world by 2050
  1. More Malaysia, a medium-sized economy, is expected to improve its ranking to be the 24th largest in the world by 2050
05 April 2018 - Mihas can lift Malaysia's position
  1. More The Malaysia International Halal Showcase (Mihas) 2018 can boost the country's position as a global halal hub
04 April 2018 - Malaysia remains attractive
  1. More Too early to measure impact of US-China trade war tensions, says Amcham
03 April 2018 - IRDA sees up to RM6b investment from China
  1. More RM383b target by 2025 can be achieved earlier with boost from Chinese firms
03 April 2018 - Aku Janji drives sustainability
  1. More It has led to higher standards of living, increased wealth and business expansion
03 April 2018 - Government considering more levies
  1. More Employers should increase automation and mechanisation, says Johari
02 April 2018 - Bahrain eyes tie-up with Malaysia
  1. More Both countries have implemented policies to boost research and adoption and aim to be global hubs, says EDB fintech director
31 March 2018 - Najib reveals 11 goodies for Bumi SMEs
  1. More Rm2.9b worth of allocations to elevate enterprises to greater heights
30 March 2018 - PM: We are attracting FDI, not selling off country
  1. More Attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) does not mean the government is selling the country's sovereignty, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said
29 March 2018 - Economy ripe for shift
  1. More Bank Negara governor says this is the best time to implement reforms
29 March 2018 - Malaysia’s growth could moderate to 5.3% this year
  1. More Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth could moderate to 5.3% this year on the back of China’s easing growth coupled with the “high base effect” of 2017’s 5.9% expansion, according to Standard Chartered Global Research
29 March 2018 - Need to be digital frontrunner to unlock economic benefits
  1. More Malaysia must aspire to become a digital "frontrunner" to fully unlock its economic benefits, said Bank Negara Malaysia


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