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Economy 19 Mar 2019 | 5:59 AM

Retail industry forecasts RM108.3b sales in 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Retail Group Malaysia (RGM) forecasts a 4.5% growth in retail sales to RM108.30bil in 2019, despite a lacklustre start in January-February, due to the Hari Raya Aidilfitri festivities and an increase in economic activities in the later part of the year.

Corporate News 14 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

MIER: Clarify role of GLCs including the national carrier

PUTRAJAYA: A leading local economist has called for the role of government-linked companies (GLCs), including national carrier Malaysia Airlines Bhd, to be more clearly defined.

Smebiz 11 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Uncertainty weighs on SMEs

WHILE many have projected slower growth for the country’s economy, Malaysia is still expecting to enjoy encouraging growth.

Nation 28 Feb 2019 | 6:55 AM

Gerakan: SST survey contradicts what LGE says, bring back GST

PETALING JAYA: The findings of a recent survey of local businesses contradict the statement by the Finance Minister regarding the Sales and Services Tax (SST) because it shows that the SST has pushed up the cost of doing business, says Gerakan president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau.

Corporate News 28 Feb 2019 | 1:06 AM

Poll: SST raises cost of doing business

PETALING JAYA: The sales and service tax (SST), which was introduced in September 2018, have increased the cost of doing business among Malaysian manufacturers by up to 10%, according to a recent survey by the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER).

Economy 13 Feb 2019 | 6:24 AM

Malaysia can post 4.8-4.9% GDP growth for 2018: Ong

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is capable of achieving gross domestic product (GDP) growth of between 4.8 per cent and 4.9 per cent in 2018 on the back of stronger economic figures recently, says Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Dr Ong Kian Ming.

Economy 31 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

MIER expects business conditions to improve in Q1

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) says business conditions are likely to improve slightly in the first quarter of this year.

Analyst Reports 07 Jan 2019 | 1:13 AM

AmInvest Research lists Berjaya Food, Mynews, Power Root top picks

KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment Research is retaining its overweight call on the consumer sector as it expects consumer sentiment to remain healthy with Berjaya Food, Mynews, Power Root as its top picks.

Corporate News 28 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

MIER: Decline seen in Malaysian business sentiment

KUALA LUMPUR: The domestic business sentiment is expected to continue declining from October to December amid slower national economic growth and external vulnerabilities.

Economy 19 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Domestic demand, private sector to drive growth

Economists confident of Malaysia’s prospects despite moderate Q3 growth