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Nation 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cheaper noodles with lifting of 5% sales tax

Consumers can look forward to a cheaper bowl of noodles with the lifting of the 5% sales tax on six noodle products in the market, effective from the beginning of this year.

World 24 May 2016 | 5:28 PM

Japan sales tax, snap poll in focus as Abe prepares for G7 summit

TOKYO (Reuters) - After hosting a G7 summit this week and escorting U.S. President Barack Obama on a visit to Hiroshima, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was widely expected to postpone an unpopular sales tax hike, call a snap election and seek big wins in both houses of parliament.

Economy 28 Mar 2016 | 7:45 AM

Japan's Abe expected to delay sales tax rise

TOKYO: In late 2014, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caught markets and voters off-guard when he postponed an unpopular sales tax hike and called a snap election. Less than two years later, the only surprise will be if he doesn't repeat the play.

World 28 Mar 2016 | 3:30 PM

Japan's Abe expected to delay sales tax rise, call snap election - again

TOKYO (Reuters) - In late 2014, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caught markets and voters off-guard when he postponed an unpopular sales tax hike and called a snap election. Less than two years later, the only surprise will be if he doesn't repeat the play.

Economy 07 Mar 2016 | 5:03 AM

Fitch says Japan sales tax hike delay could be credit-negative

TOKYO: A delay in Japan's planned increase to its sales tax could have negative implications for the country's sovereign debt rating, an official at Fitch Ratings says.

Business 09 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

SMIs: Sales tax waiver can boost consumption

A WAIVER on sales tax for all small- and medium-sized industries (SMIs) and service tax for the tourism industry could help further stimulate domestic consumption, said SMI Association of Malaysia president Looi Teong Chye.

Business 11 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM

MARC: GST more efficient than sales tax

KUALA LUMPUR: The goods and services tax (GST) will be more efficient and cause less economic distortions than the sales tax it will replace, said an economist.

World 15 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Exclusive - Japan's Ozawa warns PM against sales tax hike

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese ruling party heavyweight Ichiro Ozawa threatened to vote against bills to increase the sales tax, the latest sign of trouble for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and his battle to fix the nation's tattered finances.

Business 15 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Japan says sales tax will rise as scheduled in October

WASHINGTON: Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso pledged to global finance leaders that Tokyo will forge ahead with a scheduled sales tax hike in October, even as weakening global growth darkened the outlook for the export-reliant economy.

Nation 15 Dec 2018 | 9:20 AM

Plea for Sabah govt to do away with 5% sales tax on frozen seafood exported from state

KOTA KINABALU: The Sandakan Fishing Association has urged the Sabah Government not to impose the 5% sales tax on frozen seafood exported from the state effective Jan 1.