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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
07 November 2017 - Healthy export growth expected
  1. More Analysts confident Malaysia will fare well rest of the year
04 November 2017 - Exports expand 22.1pc, fastest pace since Q2 2010
  1. More Total value hits RM239.19b expected to augur well for Malaysia's Q3 GDP result
04 November 2017 - Driving Business
  1. More Malaysia's standing in the World Bank ranking of doing business has slipped. This needs to be corrected
03 November 2017 - Exports will continue to remain strong
  1. More Exports in September are likely to have eased but they will continue to remain strong, according to research houses
02 November 2017 - Malaysia to meet deficit target
  1. More Moody's optimism due to supportive growth and commodity price environment
02 November 2017 - ForexTime: Ringgit likely to hit RM4 againts US dollar
  1. More The ringgit is likely to hit RM4 to the US dollar next year, strengthening the most among regional peers, says Jameel Ahmad, vice-president of corporate development and market research at ForexTime (FXTM)
01 November 2017 - Tifa to help enhance Malaysia-US ties
  1. More Malaysia has reaffirmed its commitment to enhancing bilateral ties with the United States despite the latter's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
31 October 2017 - Measures to lift private investments
  1. More Government to boost catalytic aids to ensure country meets higher GDP growth target of more than 5.5pc
30 October 2017 - Medini 9 to be completed by second quarter of next year
  1. More Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd is at different stages of negotiation with local and international companies which want to have a presence in Medini Iskandar, its chief executive officer Dr James Tee said
29 October 2017 - Focus on high-impact investments
  1. More Private investments to reach RM260b next year
27 October 2017 - Malaysia, NZ to strengthen FTA
  1. More Mustapa sees more collaborations in IT, tourism
27 October 2017 - Export-oriented industries, domestic activities to lift growth
  1. More Export-oriented industries, domestic activities to lift growth
26 October 2017 - Big infrastructure projects to boost economy
  1. More The rapid infrastructure development across the country at present has sent clear signals that the Government remains focused on preparing for the future well-being of the rakyat
26 October 2017 - Malaysian FDIs in Asia rise the most
  1. More Data shows 164pc outward investment growth, with shift into financial services
20 October 2017 - Mida: Total approved investments down 28%
  1. More Higher labour costs also a concern
20 October 2017 - MIER raises Malaysia’s GDP growth forecast to 5.4%
  1. More The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) projects that the domestic economy will grow by 5.4% in 2017, an upward revision by 0.7 percentage point (ppt) from July’s forecast.
20 October 2017 - MIER more upbeat on growth
  1. More Institute upgrades forecast for this year to 5.4pc on better-than-expected H1 performance
14 October 2017 - Growth forecast upgrade seen
  1. More 6.8pc expansion in August's industrial production, the highest in 29 months, supports an upward revision
12 October 2017 - ECERDC to continue working closely with Kelantan
  1. More The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), the statutory body established to spear head the socio-economic development of the East Coast Economic Region (ECER), will continue to work closely with the Kelantan government ti implement various high-impact projects and human capital development programmes for the state
12 October 2017 - Special Report: Penang manufacturing ready for Industry 4.0?
  1. More FOR nearly five decades, the manufacturing sector has been Penang’s economic backbone, making up 44.7% of its commercial activity in 2015 after the colonial-era free-port status was removed in 1969 by the federal government
11 October 2017 - Malaysian firms more bullish
  1. More Business sentiment improves further in the current quarter, hitting a new peak in six consecutive quarters
11 October 2017 - Lower corporate tax con boost capital flow
  1. More Malaysians can hope for the "least painful" 2018 Budget with tax cut and relief for corporates, individuals and households as the economy continue to improve
10 October 2017 - Malaysia business sentiment improves
  1. More Malaysia's 2017 business sentiment is deemed to be on a good note on growth in the nation's crucial industries and as companies here benefit from the government's policies
10 October 2017 - UK: Malaysia remains an important trade partner
  1. More Country particularly attractive because of its strategic location within Asean
10 October 2017 - Domestic demand still key to Malaysia's growth
  1. More Domestic demand remains the primary driver of Malaysia's and Asia's growth even though exports continue to play a significant role, said The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
08 October 2017 - Plans to boost Johor’s growth
  1. More Four initiatives announced to turn state into economic power
07 October 2017 - Total trade to surge to RM1.6tril
  1. More Growth of more than 10 percent this year a possibility, says Mustapa
07 October 2017 - New rail link big boon for Atlan
  1. More Plan to link Penang and Songkhla ports may increase economic activities at Bukit Kayu Hitam, spending at The Zon outlet
05 October 2017 - World Bank raises Malaysia’s growth forecast
  1. More Malaysia seen to grow 5.2%, from 4.9% predicted earlier
04 October 2017 - IRDA confident of getting RM30bil in committed investments this year
  1. More Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is confident of achieving the target of RM30bil in committed investments this year, said chief executive officer Datuk Ismail Ibrahim.
04 October 2017 - World Bank ups Malaysia 2017 GDP growth forecast
  1. More The World Bank has revised its Malaysia's 2017 economic on-year growth forecast upward to 5.2% from the previously estimated 4.9% expansion on favourable leading indicators in near-term private sector activity and confidence
01 October 2017 - ETP has created 2.26 million jobs
  1. More PM details Malaysia's successes, including implementation of GST
28 September 2017 - S&P: Consumption, investment drive growth
  1. More Standard & Poor's (S&P) has described Malaysia's growth story as broadly unchanged, driven by steady consumption, activities with some support from investments
23 September 2017 - Taxman comes to the digital world
  1. More Malaysia to tackle issue of consumption tax for online services by foreign companies
23 September 2017 - ECRL, connecting east and west
  1. More Malaysia is set to reap RM50 billion in socio-economic benefits from railway project
19 September 2017 - Strong economy lifts Malaysia's credit profile
  1. More Rating agency maintains country's sovereign rating at 'A3'
19 September 2017 - Mustapa: Local MNCs’ outbound investments crucial
  1. More They earn better returns for shareholders and spur the economy
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).


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