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East Coast Economic Region attracted RM111.6b in investments over 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, January 10 — The East Coast Economic Region (ECER), established in 2008,  successfully attracted private investments of RM111.6 billion as at end-2017, surpassing the investment target for 2020, three years ahead of schedule. In…


Strong ringgit, strong fundamentals

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 — The strengthening of the ringgit against the US dollar to break the psychologically significant 4.0 level to US$3.99 — a 16-year high — is testimony to the strength of the Malaysian economy. The country continues to…


Sparks of early success

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 23 — In 2014, two reputable government organisations decided to break their organisational boundaries and affirmed to join hands in running a national programme to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the…


Employees’ EPF contribution reverts to 11%

KUALA LUMPUR: Employees’ statutory contribution to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) reverts to the original 11% for members below age 60 effective January 2018, as…


Singapore issues more financial bans related to 1MDB

SINGAPORE, Dec 19 — Singapore’s central bank today said it had permanently barred Yeo Jiawei, a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI involved in breaches related to Malaysia’s 1MDB fund, from managing financial services firms and advisory…


FTA with Sri Lanka will facilitate exports of Msian products, services, says PM

COLOMBO, Dec 18 — Products and services from Malaysian companies are expected to easily penetrate the market in Sri Lanka if both countries are able to forge a Free Trade Agreement. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said among the main…


Bright prospects for Dialog Axiata to add investment in Sri Lanka, says PM

COLOMBO, Dec 18 — Axiata Group Bhd’s unit, Dialog Axiata Plc, which is Sri Lanka’s largest telecommunications service provider, has bright prospects to increase its investment by another US$300 million in the country as its licence issue is…


Move over tech, South-east Asian builders come in 2018 focus

SINGAPORE, Dec 7 — With at least US$323 billion (RM1.31 trillion) in infrastructure spending in the pipeline in South-east Asia and potentially more expected over the next few years, 2018 could well shape up as the year of builders’ stocks…


Japanese MNCs want Najib to promote Malaysia as regional hub

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 ― Japanese multinational corporations (MNCs) told Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today to take more active steps in marketing and promoting Malaysia to their country as an investment hub. During a panel discussion…


Ministers says Japanese firms planning RM600m investments

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 — International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said there are 10 Japanese companies working on upcoming projects here valued at RM600 million. Speaking after the launch of the Malaysia Nikkei…