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Mixed views on loan growth under Pakatan government

PETALING JAYA: Analysts are divided over the impact of the 14th general election (GE14) on loan growth. While some expected the return of confidence under the Pakatan Harapan-led government resulting in robust loan growth in the second half of the year, others saw policy uncertainties leading to slower expansion in lending


Profit growth forecasts for banking sector slashed

PETALING JAYA: After a lacklustre start to the year, with banks generally reporting poor results in the first quarter, analysts have slashed their full-year net profit growth expectations for the sector.


CIMB Research projects weaker net profit growth for banks

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research projects weaker net profit growth of 6.8% in 2019F for banks, compared to 8.9% in 2018.


Fast slowing economic growth prompts further action

WITH deepening forecasts of slowing global growth, are there measures that can be taken to lift the situation?


Domestic demand to support Malaysian economic growth

IN the wake of weaker business conditions and consumer sentiment, coupled with a decline in manufacturing data, there are concerns that Malaysia’s recent strong economic growth may not be sustained.


M’sia growth forecast upgrade draws mixed views

THE significant upgrade of Malaysia’s economic growth forecast by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has drawn mixed views, with one saying that it may be premature.


Global tightening cycle over, slower ride for growth ahead

BENGALURU: Major central banks are done tightening policy, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters, with the growth outlook wilting across developed and emerging economies along with scant prospects for a surge in inflation.


IMF sees stable growth in M’sia over medium term

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s economic growth is expected to stabilise in 2019 and over the medium term, with inflation picking up and the current account surplus continuing to narrow, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.


Dire predictions of growth impacted by trade war

THE intensifying trade war, especially between the US and China, and its negative impact is leading to major cuts in growth forecasts.


Hong Leong Bank cuts loan growth target

KUALA LUMPUR: Hong Leong Bank Bhd (HLBB) is lowering its loan growth target, citing the need to be selective and prudent amid a tough operating environment.