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2015 net FDI inflow at RM43.4bn

Malaysia posted a net foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow of RM43.4 billion in 2015, said the Department of Statistics Department.

Budget to invigorate economy

The 2017 Budget will continue to invigorate Malaysia's economy even if it is deemed to be the most challenging for Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Rising cost major concern for Malaysians:

Malaysians are concerned about the rising cost of living and would like a reduction in income tax and more efforts to curb crime and enhance the delivery of affordable housing schemes, according to a survey by Malaysia.

GDP growth to moderate to 4-4.5%

Malaysia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2016 is projected at between four to 4.5 per cent with the half year performance at 4.1 per cent.

Thai markets rally but economic uncertainty reigns

The Thai King's death saw a recovery in stocks Friday that buckled during his final days, but analysts warned uncertainty over the nation's future without its uniting figure posed fresh risks for an economy already battered by a decade of political turmoil.

Macroscopic planning to lift sustainability

The government can no longer count on handout policies to stimulate the economy. We must create a more sustainable model to lift the national economy for the well-being of all Malaysians.

BNM to cut OPR this year: HSBC

HSBC Global Research expects Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to cut the overnight policy rate (OPR) by another 25 basis points (bps) to 2.75 per cent at its last Monetary Policy Committee meeting of the year on Nov 23, 2016.

Brexit effect yet to be felt: academics

The effect of the the UK's vote to leave the European Union (EU) on the British economy will not be known until the end of the year, a leading economics professor said on Wednesday at a briefing on the implications of the British exit (Brexit) from the EU, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

Eurozone growth slows to 20-month low

Eurozone economic growth has slowed to its weakest pace since January 2015, a closely watched survey showed Friday.

Fed keeps key interest rate on hold

The Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged for the sixth straight meeting Wednesday, saying it needs to see a bit more sign of strength in the US economy.


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