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M'sian corporates, SMEs cautious as business confidence weakens

PETALING JAYA: After a weak purchasing managers’ index (PMI) cast a pall over the economy, business confidence expectations for the first half of the year has weakened among corporates and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), according to the RAM Business Confidence Index (RAM BCI).

Lee Heng Guie, the executive director of the Socio Economic Research Centre, told StarBiz that the slippage in the RAM BCI for the corporate and SME segments mirrored the general undertone of the cautious investor sentiment on the domestic economic and external conditions.  He said it is good for the government to have a contingency plan should the global slowdown become a reality eventually.

Business confidence in H1 falls, says RAM survey

KUALA LUMPUR: Greater concerns over the weak economic landscape has dragged down optimism among corporate and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to the lowest level since the inception of the RAM Business Confidence Index (RAM BCI) survey two years ago.

Greater concerns over the weak economic landscape has dragged down optimism among corporate and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to the lowest level since the inception of the RAM Business Confidence Index (RAM BCI) survey two years ago.

Trading ideas: PUC, LBS Bina, Ikhmas Jaya, KUB

KUALA LUMPUR: JF Apex Research expects PUC Bhd, LBS Bina Group Bhd, Ikhmas Jaya Group Bhd and KUB Malaysia Bhd to be among the stocks to watch on Monday following their latest corporate news.

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