My Sinchew/ Budget

Outstanding external debt fell to RM877.5bn as at end-June

Malaysia's outstanding external debt decreased to RM877.5 billion, or 65.2 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) as at end-June this year compared with RM916.1 billion, or 74.5 per cent, at end-2016.

Economy to grow 5 - 5.5% next year

The Malaysian economy is projected to continue its strong growth momentum with real gross domestic product (GDP) expanding between 5.0 per cent and 5.5 per cent in 2018, mainly driven by resilient domestic demand and favourable external factors.

DFTZ to help SMEs double exports by 2025

The establishment of the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) is expected to create 60,000 jobs and double exports of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to RM162.9 billion by 2025, according to a Finance Ministry report.

Empowering the economy, serving the rakyat: Naijb

The government will continue to strive in empowering the economy despite policy uncertainties in major advance economies, rising protectionism and geopolitical tension while serve the rakyat to the best of its ability.

e-Wallet boost for e-commerce

The emergence of the electronic wallet (e-wallet) contributes to the further development of e-commerce and enhances the retail payment system by offering a fast, easy and secured payment process, according to the Ministry of Finance.

Fiscal deficit to narrow to 2.8% of GDP

Prime minister cum finance minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will table Budget 2018 at Dewan Rakyat at 3.30p.m. this afternoon.

Budget takes into account people's interest: Najib

The 2018 Budget will be an inclusive budget that will take into account the interest of the people from all walks of life, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Being people-friendly is not good enough

Budget 2018 must strive to attain sustained prosperity through institutionalized policies that are progressive, fair and forward-thinking along with prudent management.

Tabling of Budget earlier by 30 minutes

The time for Najib to table Budget 2018 at Dewan Rakyat this Friday will be brought forward by half an hour to 3.30 p.m.

Lessen burden of civil servants: DPM

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has suggested that in the 2018 Budget, focus be given to reducing the cost of hiring domestic maids.



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