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KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara’s move to allow non-resident banks to trade in ringgit-denominated interest rate swap (IRS) effective March 15 is seen as a positive move by the central bank, signalling that it has the policy instrument and enough room to manoeuvre in the financial market, Juwai IQI Global chief economist Shan Saeed said.
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the optimism of the ringgit strengthening against the US dollar this year, the local currency is likely to stay weak against its Asean peers in the medium-term dragged down by structural weaknesses within Malaysia’s economy.
As the country gears up to be a fully digitalised economy, implementation and coordination are key
KUALA LUMPUR: More than ever, it is high time for Malaysia to have high-speed, widely accessible and stable internet connectivity throughout the country as the world’s economy is increasingly digitally driven.
KUALA LUMPUR: Economists believe the door is open for Bank Negara to consider a rate cut this year despite the central bank keeping the overnight policy rate (OPR) at 1.75%.
Economists divided on why central bank should maintain or cut rate
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s overnight policy rate (OPR) has been at its all-time low at 1.75% since July last year as Bank Negara’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) sought to accelerate economic recovery post movement control order (MCO).
KUALA LUMPUR: UOB Malaysia is raising its full-year approved investment forecast for this year to RM138bil after the total investment approvals for January-September surpassed its initial target of RM100bil.