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Property market to stabilize in 2014

Malaysia's property market is expected to increase in terms of value and to stabilise in terms of transaction in 2014, based on the country's economic growth projection at the rate of between 5.0 per cent and 5.5 per cent this year.

CI to trend higher next week

The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) is likely to trend higher towards the 1,880 points level next week prompted by improved market sentiment amid positive market-moving external global events.

Office buildings sit idle in China's economic heartland

The Yangtze Delta, China's entrepreneurial heartland, has been hit by a new surge in office vacancies.

March vehicle sales increased to 58,919 units

Sales of passenger and commercial vehicles in March increased to 58,919 units from 57,622 units in the same month last year.

March CPI up 3.5%

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 3.5 per cent to 109.9 in March 2014 against 106.2 recorded in the same month last year, the Statistics Department said today.

China's economy grows 7.4% in first quarter: govt

China's gross domestic product grew 7.4 percent in the first three months of the year, official data showed Wednesday, increasing the chances Beijing will move to stanch a slowdown in the world's number two economy.

MAS privatization to cost Khazanah RM1.18bn

The possible privatisation of Malaysia Airlines would cost its principal shareholder, Khazanah Nasional Bhd, RM1.18 billion, assuming a 10 per cent premium on its current share price, said Maybank Investment Bank (Maybank IB).

Watch out for the economic slide

Thanks to MH370, the arrival of a pair of giant pandas from China has been slightly delayed, and this could also signal possible changes to the close relationship between our two countries.

Chinese gold demand may rise 20% by 2017

China's annual demand for gold could jump around 20 percent by 2017 as more of its increasingly wealthy population seek new ways to make money, the World Gold Council predicted on Tuesday.

59% businesses think flexible working is key: survey

The latest research from the flexible work space provider, Regus, found that 59 per cent of business people in Malaysia think flexible working was key to inspiring innovation among employees.