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Business 04 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

The winning strategy

Business 27 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bright outlook for economy, stock market

Economists and analysts are generally optimistic that the Malaysian economy and the stock market will perform better this year barring unforeseen circumstances.

Business 25 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

OCBC, BCB and HSBC raise lending rates to 6.5%

Three banks have revised upwards their base lending rate (BLR) to 6.50% from 6.25% in response to Wednesday's increase in Bank Negara's Overnight Policy Rate (OPR).

Business 24 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Inflation likely to be below 3%

The inflation rate is unlikely to touch the August high of 3.7% but will instead moderate to below 3% by year-end, economists said.

Business 24 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

HLB targets RM1bil structured product sales

Hong Leong Bank Bhd (HLB) is targeting RM1bil sales this year from new structured products, known as Precious Gemstones Series, said HL Markets chief operating officer Kua Wei Jin.

Business 24 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Govenrnment confident of 5.5% GDP growth

The government expects the country's economy to achieve 5.5% growth this year, Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop said.

Business 23 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bank Negara increases interest rate to 3.25%

Bank Negara on Wednesday raised overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points to 3.25%. The ceiling and floor rates of the corridor for the OPR correspondingly increased to 3.5% and 3% respectively.

Business 20 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Property companies’ earnings to stay stable

Throughout last year, most of the property stocks on Bursa Malaysia had been de-rated and priced for a recession in the sector.

Business 10 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Rate hike will ease inflation

Malaysia's inflation rate could decline to a projected 2.7% this year from an estimated 3.1% last year, said Citigroup regional vice-president for economic research, Sim Moh Siong.

Business 20 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Mier forecasts 2006 GDP growth at 5.5%

The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (Mier) estimates GDP growth for 2006 to edge up to 5.5% due to firmer commodity prices, a rebound in the electronics sector and a resilient domestic demand.