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Corporate News 02 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

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

Business 11 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

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.

Analyst Reports 18 Mar 2019 | 12:08 AM

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.

Economy 11 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

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?

Economy 04 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

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.

Economy 02 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

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.

Economy 24 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

China to lift world growth in near term

HOPES are on China to lift the global growth outlook as the US consumer weakens, but how far can that be sustained?

Banking 03 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Earnings growth of banks seen recovering this year

PETALING JAYA: With 2016 not being a strong growth year for the banking sector, the jury is still out on what is in store for the sector this year.

Corporate News 13 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Trudeau’s finance chief chooses words carefully in growth chase

OTTAWA: Bill Morneau (pic) has growth – and all its iterations – on the mind.

Business 30 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

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.