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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
29 March 2018 - Higher overseas investments by Malaysian firms last year
  1. More Direct investment abroad (DIA) by Malaysian firms had increased at a rapid pace last year, said Bank Negara
25 March 2018 - People benefiting from NTP initiatives
  1. More Private sector continues to be main driver of economic growth
24 March 2018 - Minimal impact on Malaysia for now
  1. More Analysts say economy not expected to experience immediate brunt from US-China trade spat
24 March 2018 - Malaysia second best in Asean
  1. More Country raises RM146.7b in capital last year, with RM7.4b from IPOs
24 March 2018 - Malaysia a strong economy
  1. More StanChart expects robust GDP growth to continue this year
23 March 2018 - Malaysia to post 5.2pc GDP growth
  1. More Domestic demand to remain mainstay of expansion this year, says ICAEW
23 March 2018 - Country on track to hit 2020 target, says Mustapa
  1. More Malaysia is on track to achieve the 3.7 per cent annual labour productivity growth target valued at RM92,300 per worker by 2020
19 March 2018 - Khaled: Investors consider other factors besides a business-friendly policy
  1. More Investors planning to invest in Johor are not looking only for business-friendly state government but also other factors such good infrastructure, connectivity, utilities and a conducive environment
17 March 2018 - DNeX to energise trade with China
  1. More Dagang NeXchange Bhd (DNeX) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Asia Pacific Model E-Port Network (APMEN) Operational Centre to work towards a more efficient cross border trade between Malaysia and China
17 March 2018 - Halal product exports set to hit RM45b this year, says HDC
  1. More Malaysia's halal product exports are expected to grow five per cent to RM45 billion this year from RM43.39 billion last year, driven by the more aggressive measures taken to penetrate markets such as Japan and countries in Africa
16 March 2018 - Malaysia's capital market grow 12.6pc to RM3.2tril
  1. More Double digit expansions seen across all segments, says SC chairman
14 March 2018 - InvestKL: Foreign investors still find Greater KL attractive
  1. More Foreign investors continue to see Greater Kuala Lumpur as an attractive location to do business, compared with ither cities in the region, said InvestKL Corp
14 March 2018 - CPTPP to open up new markets for Malaysia and benefit SME's
  1. More The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will greatly benefit Malaysia, especially small and medium enterprise, said economists
14 March 2018 - A look at 2018's salary guide + workforce trends
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14 March 2018 - PM Najib : People-centric infrastructure crucial for Malaysia economic growth
  1. More The economy of the country will not grow if ‘infra-rakyat’ (infrastructure for the people) is not well implemented, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
10 March 2018 - Mustapa: Government committed to open, liberal trading system
  1. More Following the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) with 10 other Asia Pacific countries, Malaysia sends a strong signal of its commitment towards an open and liberal trading system
10 March 2018 - Malaysia to gain the most
  1. More Trade pact will provide export access to new markets such as Canada, Mexico and Peru, says Moody's
09 March 2018 - IMF: High income nation in sight
  1. More Government takes steps to boost productivity, says fund
09 March 2018 - IMF projects above 5.3pc GDP growth
  1. More International Monetary Fund supportive of government's fiscal and monetary policies
07 March 2018 - Strong performance to continue on favourable macroeconomics
  1. More Economist expect investments in Malaysia to remain strong this year on the back of favourable macroeconomics
07 March 2018 - RM200b investments expected to be approved this year
  1. More Malaysia is eyeing RM200 billion in approved investments this year in the manufacturing, services and primary sectors, says Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
07 March 2018 - Kelantan drew RM12b private deals as of Jan
  1. More Kelantan via East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), drew RM12 billion worth of private investments as of January this year
06 March 2018 - Total trade soars to RM156.01b
  1. More Export value highest ever for the month
06 March 2018 - Steady pace of export growth seen in first half
  1. More Optimistic outlook underpinned by buoyant global trade activities
04 March 2018 - Saudi Aramco FDI to boost ringgit
  1. More Firm to invest US$7b in petrochemical project this month, says Najib
04 March 2018 - MoUs for Terengganu Slilica Valley signed
  1. More Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak witnessed the handling over of documents and commitment letters for the development of th RM13 billion Terengganu Slilica Valley (TSV)
01 March 2018 - Aramco agrees to invest US$7 billion in Malaysia — Najib
  1. More The Saudi Arabian petroleum company, Aramco has agreed to invest US$7 billion (almost RM30 billion) in Malaysia before this March 31, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
27 February 2018 - Malaysia-China bilateral trade expected to surpass US$100b this year, says Ong
  1. More Malaysia's bilateral trade with China is expected to breach the US$100 billion mark this year, says Malaysia China Business Council (MCBC) chairman Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting
27 February 2018 - Favourable expansion on the cards
  1. More December leading index advances 1.6pc year-on-year, says AmBank Research
24 February 2018 - Two-way trade jumps 20.6pc to RM290.65b
  1. More Total bilateral trade between Malaysia and China grew 20.6 per cent to RM290.65 billion last year from RM240.9 billion in 2016, said Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade)
23 February 2018 - Malaysia’s 2017 labour productivity up 3.6%
  1. More Mining and quarrying sector recorded strongest growth
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
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


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