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11 September 2017 - Malaysia-Kazakhstan trade likely to exceed RM210m
  1. More The bilateral trade between Malaysia and Kazakhstan is expected to increase further this year, exceeding US$50 million (RM210 million), spurred by stronger diplomatic relations
08 September 2017 - Malaysia’s trade to hit RM1.5 trillion
  1. More Malaysia’s 2017 trade volume is set to surpass the RM1.5 trillion-mark, supported by its strong growth performance this year and steady global demand for electrical and electronics (E&E) products
08 September 2017 - Trade can hit RM1.5tril this year
  1. More Vibrant E&E sector to remain major contributor, say Ong
08 September 2017 - RM12.7b business leads generated at Astana Expo
  1. More Total figure surpasses RM1b initial target
07 September 2017 - Total trade tops RM1tril in 7 months
  1. More Milestone breached in fastest pace ever, says ministry
07 September 2017 - Exports jump in July
  1. More Malaysia's export growth in July rebounded strongly, beating consensus estimates, after a disappointing performance in the preceding month
06 September 2017 - Strong export growth likely
  1. More Economists expect good numbers, supported by rising Brent prices and improvement in industrial output
05 September 2017 - Signs of recovery in manufacturing sector
  1. More Sector recorded output growth and overall operating improvement last month
04 September 2017 - Local IPPs to raise RM13 bil more to finance new plants
  1. More RAM says capacity expansion prospects remain bright
25 August 2017 - RAM: Malaysia a key beneficiary of Chinese FDI
  1. More Malaysia is among the key beneficiaries of foreign direct investments (FDI) from China as part of its expansion in the region through the Belt and Road initiative, said RAM Ratings
25 August 2017 - Malaysia standing tall among emerging countries
  1. More Malaysians must work doubly hard, remain steadfast and undistracted to reach high-income and developed nation status
24 August 2017 - Social innovation to help drive growth
  1. More The Northern Corridor Implementation Authority's priority is in transforming lives as it strives to develop the region
24 August 2017 - PM wants more social innovation initiatives
  1. More The Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) yesterday unveiled its game plan in leveraging social innovation initiatives to stimulate growth in the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER)
23 August 2017 - TPP's fate to be decided at APEC meet
  1. More Malaysia remains open to options, says minister
22 August 2017 - Foreign investors now more realistic about Malaysia
  1. More Foreign investors are more realistic about the economic and financial prospects of Malaysia now than they were before the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis (AFC) struck, according to the chief executive officer of world’s largest indices provider MSCI Inc
22 August 2017 - Minister lauds resilient economy
  1. More But Johari wants steps taken to ensure sustainable growth
19 August 2017 - Private sector spending and exports fuel economic growth
  1. More The Malaysian economy grew at the fastest pace since the first quarter of 2015 with gross domestic product (GDP) expanding 5.8% for the second quarter ended June 30 compared with the same quarter a year ago on private sector-led spending and exports, exceeding economists’ forecast of a 5.4% rise
18 August 2017 - PM: NCER to help 4m in 4 states
  1. More Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak will share in the wealth creation of nation, says Najib
17 August 2017 - Upbeat investment performance
  1. More Malaysia is doing relatively well in terms of investment performance this year despite expected fluctuations in the business ecosystem
17 August 2017 - 7 Growth Nodes in the Third Wave
  1. More The Northern Corridor Economic Region, which covers four northern states, is ready for the next wave of development
16 August 2017 - PwC: Investors attracted by strategic location of Greater Kuala Lumpur
  1. More Malaysia's strategic location and competitive position make it attractive for foreign companies, according to PwC Malaysia in its investor guide to Greater Kuala Lumpur
15 August 2017 - Economy seen on uptrend for next three to five years
  1. More Malaysia’s economy is expected to be on an uptrend for the next three to five years, supported by strong local and foreign investments, increase in exports as well as consistent government support for the companies
14 August 2017 - New blueprint set to boost northern region GDP to RM300bil
  1. More A new blueprint for the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) is targeting 80 projects across four states that planners expect will boost gross domestic product (GDP) in the area to RM300bil by 2025
11 August 2017 - Trade flows in region seen hitting US$100b
  1. More Investment flows between the 10 Asean nation are likely to breach US$100 billion (RM429 billion) this year as the growth pace now matches the regional trade flows
11 August 2017 - Mustapa: FDI into Asean to hit US$100bil
  1. More Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into Asean have been steadily increasing this year and are expected to reach over US$100bil from the current US$96.7bil, said International Trade and Industry Minister, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed
10 August 2017 - TRX attracting global investors
  1. More They include HSBC, which will build its new HQ at the site, says TRX City CEO
10 August 2017 - TRX north side take-up rate hits 80%
  1. More The Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), an iconic 28.3-hectare (ha) development in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, has seen 80% of the land on its north side being commercialised, or under negotiations
09 August 2017 - Total trade can hit RM1.5 trillion
  1. More Country able to sustain growth despite challenging global environment, says Ong
09 August 2017 - MalaysiaBiz Portal boost business
  1. More It fulfills aspirations of the business community by providing information on registration and licensing
08 August 2017 - Malaysia factory output to remain robust
  1. More Analysts expect June IPI to grow 3% year-on-year
08 August 2017 - ECER nears RM110bil target
  1. More Key sectors draw RM10bil already as others expected to rise
08 August 2017 - Business sentiment seen broadly optimistic
  1. More RAM: Sentiment supported by faster growth, better trade figures
08 August 2017 - Johor a potential economic powerhouse
  1. More Johor has the potential to become an economic powerhouse in Malaysia as well as Asean region, as the state is among those that receive the highest amount of investments in Malaysia
05 August 2017 - Export growth may normalise at 8-15pc
  1. More Malaysia's export growth is likely to normalise at 8 to 15 per cent this year, say economist
02 August 2017 - US$10b total trade with Latin America?
  1. More Malaysia's trade with Latin America may reach US$10 billion (RM42.8 billion) this year
02 August 2017 - Malaysia the fourth most attractive FDI destination’
  1. More Malaysia is the fourth most attractive destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the region after China, India and Vietnam, according to Nomura.
01 August 2017 - China Wants This Malaysian Port to Rival Singapore (And That's Not All)
  1. More The Straits of Malacca have been a gateway for China for centuries in its quest for power
01 August 2017 - Support for economy from strong financial system
  1. More The strength of the financial system and capital market will help Malaysia cope with any foreign fund outflows, said Second Finance Minister
28 July 2017 - Blueprint 2.0 to develop Perak's economy
  1. More The Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) unveiled specific development plans for Perak under the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) Development Blueprint 2016-2025 (Blueprint 2.0)
28 July 2017 - Government to stick to GDP forecast of 4% - 5% for this year
  1. More The Government is sticking to its original growth forecast for this year, despite surging exports in recent months that have prompted economists to up their projections.
28 July 2017 - 2016 GDP value expands to RM1.23tril
  1. More Malaysia's economy increased last year as the value of gross domestic product (GDP) at current prices expanded to RM1.23 trillion, an increase of 6.3 per cent
27 July 2017 - FDI inflows to create high-value jobs
  1. More A list of domestic mega projects, which are already in progress or to be started soon, have attracted an inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI), which will create high value and ready jobs in future for youth, particularly in the capital intensive sector
26 July 2017 - Upscaling industrial clusters via innovation
  1. More Innovation leads to new product development, new technologies, new intellectual properties, and at the end faster cluster growth
26 July 2017 - IMF praises Malaysia's policies
  1. More Country's 5.6pc Q1 growth an important benchmark and solid indication that economy is strong
26 July 2017 - Improving economy, rising ringgit woo investors
  1. More Bursa Malaysia beats earnings expectations in first quarter of this year
26 July 2017 - Malaysia on the right growth course
  1. More It is the result of govt's steady hand in managing economy, says Najib
25 July 2017 - IMF raises Malaysia GDP growth projection to 4.8%
  1. More Commendable monetary policies among reasons cited for revision
25 July 2017 - GDP forecast lifted to 4.8pc
  1. More Higher growth outlook on government's steady manoeuvering of monetary policy
22 July 2017 - Credit Suisse more upbeat on Malaysia
  1. More Country's GDP growth forecast for this year revised up again to 5.6pc
22 July 2017 - Impact of China’s capital controls
  1. More Economists say restrictions will affect limited areas of Malaysia’s economy
21 July 2017 - More targeted tax breaks for 2018 budget
  1. More Incentives to be given to industries that government want to promote, says Johari
21 July 2017 - ADB sees modest recovery for Malaysia
  1. More The Malaysian economy has bottomed out last year and will see a modest recovery with a 4.4 per cent growth rate this year before rising to 4.6 per cent next year, says the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
19 July 2017 - Preparing for 4th industrial revolution
  1. More Share expertise to make Malaysia more innovative and creative, PM tells scientist
13 July 2017 - Government allots RM5.88b for SMEs
  1. More 167 programmes being implemented through 16 ministries and 60 agencies to boost industry contribution
06 July 2017 - SERC sees higher growth of 5pc
  1. More Upgrade in line with improvements in exports, private consumption and investment
05 July 2017 - Business optimism remains strong in Malaysia
  1. More Business optimism in Malaysia remains strong despite the decline in the June manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI).
05 July 2017 - Economy projected to expand above 5pc
  1. More Government expects target achievable based on first-half performance
04 July 2017 - Asia tech-producing economies shine
  1. More Manufacturing activity expands in June, helped by growing global demand
04 July 2017 - OCBC Bank upgrades growth outlook to 4.8pc
  1. More Bank says initial 4.2pc forecast looks conservative after strong GDP data in Q1
03 July 2017 - IRDA expects more foreign investments
  1. More Iskandar Malaysia on track to achieve RM25b to RM30b target this year, says Ismail
01 July 2017 - Ringgit in recovery mode
  1. More Analysts expect local currency to continue picking up, backed by healthy economy
28 June 2017 - Economists bullish on labour market
  1. More They are projecting an unemployment rate of 3.4% this year
27 June 2017 - RM15b oil pipeline project shaping up
  1. More Development will help relieve congestion in the Straits of Malacca, says Trans-Nusantara Venture chairman
24 June 2017 - Everyone wins with foreign investment
  1. More Economically illiterate to think it will lead to loss of sovereignty, says PM
23 June 2017 - RAM revises upward GDP growth to 5.2pc
  1. More RAM Ratings Services Bhd has revised upward its forecast on Malaysia's economic growth this year to 5.2 per cent from 4.5 per cent originally.
23 June 2017 - Potential tie-ups in US$1b projects
  1. More Local firms among more than 100 organisation taking part in 'Future Energy' expo
21 June 2017 - Figures back our strong fundamentals
  1. More Malaysia’s good infrastructure continues to help our economic growth, says expert
21 June 2017 - PM: We'll remain investor-friendly
  1. More Opposition's claims on FDIs baseless, have racist undertones, says Najib
21 June 2017 - Malaysia eyes 5pc growth in trade
  1. More Work being done to develop new sectors that can contribute greatly to the nation's economy, says Mustapa
17 June 2017 - Ringgit likely to strengthen to RM4.1 versus US dollar, say analysts
  1. More The ringgit is expected to be stronger for the remainder of the year, although there will still be some volatility.
17 June 2017 - Challenges to building single economic community
  1. More Grouping faced with constantly changing non-tariff measures and barriers, says Mustapa
14 June 2017 - New laws boon for firms
  1. More Companies Act 2016 and Companies Regulations 2017 have reduced cost of doing business, says ACCCIM
13 June 2017 - World Bank: Better data crucial amid Malaysia's 2017 economic growth revision to 4.9%
  1. More The World Bank, which revised Malaysia's economic growth to 4.9% for 2017 from 4.4% forecast in April this year, called for better data management that can help the country achieve high income status.
13 June 2017 - Kazakhstan eyes deeper ties with Malaysia
  1. More Country keen on expanding trade, economic and cultural relations
09 June 2017 - Malaysian growth story
  1. More The 5.6 per cent gross domestic product (GDP) recorded from January to March should speak volumes about the state of the economy, which appears to be fundamentally strong and resilient amidst external uncertainties
07 June 2017 - World Bank sees 4.9pc growth
  1. More Income support measures, higher infrastructure spending, improved exports set to drive expansion
06 June 2017 - Malaysia’s exports still grow at a robust pace
  1. More Expansion due to strong E&E demand, higher commodity prices
05 June 2017 - Bilateral trade continues to grow
  1. More Malaysia businesses urge to tap opportunities in Kazakhstan, such as infrastructure and education
02 June 2017 - Obor initiative to build momentum for investors
  1. More Asset managers keen to tap opportunities in Malaysia, says Standard Chartered
01 June 2017 - Productivity may rise 4pc this year
  1. More Higher global growth will help boost Malaysia's trade, investment, income inflows and domestic demand
01 June 2017 - Malaysia's economy to see discernible boost from OBOR projects, says HSBC Global Research
  1. More Malaysia is among three countries in Asean set to see a discernible boost to their economic growth over the next five years from projects under China's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, said HSBC Global Research.
29 May 2017 - HSR to boost trade between Malaysia and Singapore
  1. More The Malaysia Singapore Business Council (MSBC) sees the upcoming KL-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project as a strategic avenue to boost trade between the two countries.
24 May 2017 - A new reality in the global economy
  1. More The future is bright and promising for Malaysia, China and the world with OBOR
22 May 2017 - Mustapa: Apec’s MSME needs specific initiatives to grow
  1. More Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) member countries should identify specific initiatives to promote growth and development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).
18 May 2017 - TPP revival at APEC meeting in Hanoi?
  1. More Moving ahead may help bargaining position of members in bilateral talks with US
18 May 2017 - Increased Iskandar role as EU firms' gateway to S-E Asia
  1. More Iskandar Malaysia is increasingly becoming a vital platform for European Union (EU) investors to enter the Southeast Asian market.
06 May 2017 - 'Asean, Asia can expect more investments'
  1. More Maybank Kim Eng, the investment arm of the Maybank Group, expects stronger investment inflows into Asean and Asia on the back of Brexit.
05 May 2017 - RM296B in Investments, 1.38 million Jobs
  1. More Eights projects, known as heartbeat projects, will be developed
03 May 2017 - Bandar Malaysia to Boost Economy
  1. More It will offer business and investment opportunities, says master developer
02 May 2017 - The Vision Gain Momentum
  1. More Development plan may turn Negri Sembilan into an industrial zone complement the Klang Valley
02 May 2017 - IMF lauds Malaysia's macroeconomic policies
  1. More The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised Malaysia for its "sound macroeconomic policies", which ensure that the economy stays resilient in the face of headwinds and risks and place it among the fastest-growing economies among its peers.
27 April 2017 - ICAEW sees slight pickup in economic growth in 2017
  1. More The Malaysian economy is likely to see a slight pick-up in growth this year to 4.4% on the back of a weaker ringgit supporting exports, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) said.
26 April 2017 - Miti revises upward growth target for total trade segment this year
  1. More The International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) is aiming to achieve a 5% growth for the total trade segment in 2017.
26 April 2017 - Malaysia 7th largest E&E exporter, says Mustapa
  1. More Malaysia's total trade has seen significant growth in the first two months of this year, rising 20.6 per cent to RM270.63 billion compared with RM224.40 billion in the same period last year.
24 April 2017 - EU-MCCI CEO hails Malaysia's Strengths
  1. More Country is most cost- effective entry-point into Asean
20 April 2017 - Malaysia to see 20% digital economy contribution to GDP sooner
  1. More Malaysia’s digital economy contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP), which currently stands at 17.8%, is likely to achieve its 2020 target of 20% earlier than expected. “At the rate MDEC (Malaysia Digital Economy Corp) is bringing in [digital] investments, we can even achieve it (the target) earlier than 2020,” said Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah at the launch of Malaysia Digital Hub yesterday.
19 April 2017 - Manufacturing and services sectors to continue supporting the economic growth, labour market, says AmBank Research
  1. More AmBank Group Research said it expects the manufacturing and services sectors to continue supporting the economic growth and labour market. In an economic report today, AmBank Group chief economist Anthony Dass said the unemployment rate remained unchanged for the third consecutive month in February at 3.5% while the labour force participation rate (LFPR) inched up slightly to 67.8%.
19 April 2017 - Tax incentives provided to encourage digital growth
  1. More Special tax incentives are provided for skilled workers in the digital industry under the Digital Free Trade Zone, said Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Irwan Serigar Abdullah. Speaking at the launch of the Malaysia Digital Hub here today, he said the Malaysian Government wants to support the whole digital ecosystem and bring it to the next level.
17 April 2017 - Johor mission to Shanghai a Success
  1. More Multiple agreements, including a plan to build a RM15b robotics industry hub, signed
15 April 2017 - Survey: Business sector confidence up in Q1
  1. More Malaysia’s business sector’s confidence in the economy increased in the first quarter of 2017 due to rising commodity prices and trade prospects, according to a survey.


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