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Business 03 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Overall exports expected to rise 7.8% next year

WITH the recovery of the global economy and the expected upswing in the electronics sector, things are looking up for the country#039;s exports.

Business 30 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Car ads rise as market improves

CAR makers are likely to spend more on advertising given the encouraging motor vehicle sales figures released recently as well as in anticipation of more intense competition among industry players in the near future.

Business 30 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Proton seen to take up the challenge

PERUSAHAAN Otomobil Nasional Bhd (Proton) appears to be in a bind - sales are falling and it seems unable to do anything about it. Perhaps not for now, but it does look like the national car maker is already laying the groundwork to address the situation, analysts said.

Business 22 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mier: Improved consumer confidence in third quarter

THE Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (Mier) said its third quarter to September consumer sentiment index rose to 112.8 points from 106.9 in the second quarter to June, marking the third consecutive increase this year.

Business 02 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Need for private sector roadmap

MALAYSIA'S future economic growth can be driven by the private sector, say economists, but a clear policy roadmap of how this is to be achieved needs to be established to put the private sector firmly at the controls.

Business 19 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Property sales to pick up in H2

PROPERTY sales, which have improved in the second quarter, are expected to pick up steam in the second half of this year, with the return of confidence in the economy and strong showing of the KLSE, industry players said.

Nation 18 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

GDP forecast to remain

The Government's 2003 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for the country will remain at 4.5% because of the positive domestic and global economic outlook for the rest of the year.

Business 17 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mier: Ringgit 10% undervalued against US dollar

THE ringgit is undervalued by some 10% against the US dollar and other major currencies, but any attempt to de-peg the local currency from the greenback may affect the competitiveness of Malaysian exporters, said Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (Mier) executive director Dr Mohamed Ariff.

Business 17 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mier upgrades GDP growth forecast to 4.3%

THE Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (Mier) has upgraded its 2003 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for the country to 4.3% from 3.7% following the early containment of the SARS outbreak and the recent surge in industrial output which indicated an unexpectedly rapid upturn for the manufacturing sector.

Business 14 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Moderate Q2 outlook for housing

WITH the prevailing cool sentiments in the economy, the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (Mier) said the outlook for the residential sector for the 2nd quarter of this year appeared to be moderate while some improvements might be seen in the automotive industry.