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AseanPlus News 21 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Vietnam sees rise in obesity

Hanoi: Obesity is rising fast in South-East Asia, putting strain on healthcare systems and government budgets, particularly in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, according to research from Fitch Solutions Macro Research.

Business 10 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Loan growth in Malaysia seen declining to 4.5%

PETALING JAYA: Loan growth in Malaysia is likely to decline to 4.5% this year, mainly due to further moderation in household loans, said Fitch Solutions Macro Research.

Business 09 Jul 2019 | 9:51 AM

KLCI closes higher, thanks to some late buying

KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips closed higher on Tuesday, underpinned by late buying of selected stocks like Maxis and IHH and Sime Plantation, amid a mixed broader market.

Business 09 Jul 2019 | 9:12 AM

Fitch Solutions sees loan growth slowing to 4.5%

KUALA LUMPUR: Fitch Solutions Macro Research forecasts loan growth in Malaysia to slow to 4.5% in 2019 from 5.6% in 2018, weighed down by households.

Business 27 Jun 2019 | 6:36 AM

Fitch Research sees ringgit trading at average 4.25 to US$

KUALA LUMPUR: Fitch Solutions Macro Research sees the ringgit weakening against the US dollar this year due to risks from the US-China trade tensions and is also slightly bearish over the longer term.

Business 16 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Trade war pushes ringgit to new low for the year

PETALING JAYA: The ringgit has hit a new low for the year, following continued uncertainty from the ongoing US-China trade war which has intensified over the past few days.

AseanPlus News 07 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Vietnam to increase coal-fired electricity

HANOI: Though Vietnam plans to enhance its renewable energy capacity, the country is forecast to expand coal-powered generation as this cheap source remains the most feasible option to meet its rapidly rising electricity demand, daily newspaper Vietnam News quoted local and foreign experts as saying.

Economy 18 Jan 2019 | 7:24 AM

Malaysia consumption growth to slow to 5.5% in 2019, Fitch Research says

KUALA LUMPUR: Private consumption growth was likely in “sharp correction” last quarter, with effects continuing in 1Q and 2Q this year, Fitch Solutions Macro Research says in report.