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Letters 18 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

China economy unlikely to lose steam yet

By Jeffrey Francis

Business 25 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

CIMB Research: Local interest rates likely to go up about 25 basis points

DOMESTIC interest rates are likely to go up by an estimated 25 basis points (bps) in the second half of next year, CIMB Research said.

Business 25 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Cut in fuel subsidies to fund development projects

The government may reduce the amount of subsidies for petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to offset its financial burden and funnel the money towards development projects instead, government sources said on Thursday.

Business 15 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

China producer prices up at fast pace

Chinese producer prices rose in the year through May at their fastest pace since before the 1997 Asian financial crisis, raising prospects of the first interest rate rise in nearly a decade.

Business 13 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Orders rise, but so do costs

Like many makers of consumer goods in southern China, electronic toy firm Kin Yat Holdings is enjoying a bumper sales year thanks to healthy orders from the US market. But rising costs for materials, power, fuel and transport are conspiring to squeeze margins for manufacturers in Guangdong province, China's export engine.

Business 13 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rally may fizzle over inflation

More signs of strong economic growth may boost stocks next week, but concerns about inflation and rising interest rates could put a damper on a summer rally before the season officially starts.

Business 12 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

China inflation in May stands at a high 4.4%

Inflation in China rose to an annual 4.4% in May, the fastest in seven years, as prices for grain and fuel soared and added to pressure on authorities to raise interest rates.

Nation 05 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Survey on household expenditure

The Statistics Department is conducting a nationwide survey on household expenditure from this month to May 2005 which will involve selected households being interviewed.

Business 05 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Department revising composition of CPI basket of goods

MALAYSIA will revise the basket of goods used to measure the consumer price index (CPI), the Statistics Department said on Friday.

Nation 27 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Strong economic growth in first quarter

Malaysia's economy grew 7.6% in the first quarter of 2004 - faster than at any time during the past three years - helped by stronger demand for Malaysian exports like electronics, and higher spending by local consumers.