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August's stronger Leading Index points to positive GDP growth

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's economy is expected to continue growing positively in the near term based on as the Leading Index (LI), which monitors the economic performance in advance, increased in August 2017.

Higher average fuel price pushes up headline inflation

RHB Research says rate expected to moderate moving forward

Rising inflation: A file picture showing a chicken trader at a meat market in Kuala Lumpur. Headline inflation in September hit the highest level since March, largely driven by the higher average fuel price. — Reuters

‘Personal data will be untouched’

BANGI: Protected personal and sensitive national security data are excluded from the data collection exercise to be carried out by the National Statistics Department.

Historical data: Abdul Rahman (centre) looking at reports and books from the Population and Housing Census 1957 after the launch of MyStats Day 2017 at Pusat Permata Pintar Negara in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi. Looking on is Chief Statistician Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin (right). — Bernama

What to expect from the budget

Education, affordable housing and healthcare services among issues to be addressed

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Rahman Dahlan: Statistics can be a yardstick for a better life

BANGI: The National Statistics Department is now empowered to collect data from all government departments and agencies towards creating a more informed society, said Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan.

Malaysia's Sept inflation at six month high


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded an inflation of 4.3% year-on-year (y-o-y) in September, the highest since March, mainly due to the rise in transportation costs and prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages.

 Transportation costs in September rose significantly by nearly 15.8% y-o-y, the highest among the components of the CPI.

Private health and social sector growing by leaps and bounds

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s private healthcare and social work services sector has been growing by leaps and bounds, the Department of Statistics 2016 Economic Census revealed.

Vehicle sales up 2.8% in August

KUALA LUMPUR: The sales value of motor vehicles in August rose at a slower pace of 2.8% to RM12.3bil from a year ago, according to Statistics Department.

Rising sales: Visitors checking out cars on display at a car show in Petaling Jaya. The sales value of motor vehicles rose to RM12.3bil in August.

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Vehicle sales in August up nearly 3% to RM12.3b

KUALA LUMPUR: The sales value of motor vehicles in August rose at a slower pace of 2.8% to RM12.3bil from a year ago, according to Statistics Department.

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