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Big leap in growth for Malaysia's financial industry next year

Malaysia's financial advisory industry will see a big leap in growth next year, with the number of licensed financial advisers expected to double from the less than 400 at present.

Malaysia's reserves remain usable and unencumbered: BNM

Malaysia's reserves remain usable and unencumbered as at end-September 2014, based on the detailed breakdown of international reserves under the International Monetary Fund's Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) format.

Inflation to hover at 4-5% next year: Chua

The rate of inflation will hover around four to five per cent in the country in 2015 following the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as well as the subsidy rationalization measures.

Malaysia further improves ease of doing business: WB

A new World Bank's report shows that Malaysia has improved significantly over the years in the ease of doing business and is now ranked first among emerging economies in East Asia.

Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong best for business

Small and well-run Singapore, New Zealand and Hong Kong are the world's easiest places to run a business, while global giants China, Brazil and India remain far down the list, according the World Bank.

Malaysia's economy expected to grow 5-6% next year

Malaysia's economic growth is expected to be at between five per cent and six per cent in 2015.

India's GDP forecast to grow 5.6% next year

India's gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to expand 5.6 percent in the 2014–2015 financial year (FY15) as reforms gain momentum, the World Bank said Monday.

Alibaba's Jack Ma tops China rich list: Forbes

Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, is China's richest person with a fortune of nearly $20 billion, as billionaires increase despite a slowdown in the country's economy, Forbes magazine said Tuesday.

Gap betweenm US, Japan stalls TPP talks

Japan and the United States failed to reach a much-awaited breakthrough over market access and other hurdles vital to advancing an ambitious trade pact among Pacific countries, Xinhua news agency reported.

TPPA set to conclude this year

Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb says the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPPA) is starting to take shape and "should be concluded by year's end", the Australian Associated Press reports.