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Office space take-up rate drops with O&G downturn

This is the first of a two-part series. Jones Lang Wootton’s in-house research indicates that the annual net office take-up in the Klang Valley in 2016 and 2017 was 1.25 million sq ft and 0.57million sq ft respectively.

Sharing economy: What Malaysia needs to do?

WHEN the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) Malaysia released the first edition of Timbro Index of Sharing Economy last month, Malaysia’s ranking at 69 out of 213 countries surveyed caught many of us by surprise.

Italy to find out if it can afford populists’ agenda

ITALIAN economic growth and deficit data for 2017 were revised up, giving Finance Minister Giovanni Tria the final pieces of data to decide whether he can afford to start tax cuts and provide a basic income promised by the populist government.

Asia's emergency cash buffer remains intact if needed

HONG KONG: Asia’s economies can handle rising interest rates and a limited U.S.-China trade war, according to simulations run by researchers with Asia’s $240 billion collective liquidity buffer, set up in the aftermath of the region’s financial crisis two decades ago.

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