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PETALING JAYA: The central bank has increased the allocation for a special fund targeting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by an additional RM4bil to RM13.1bil, while making the facilities under the fund cheaper and accessible to businesses.
PETALING JAYA: The movement control order (MCO) extension is expected to result in further cuts to market earnings and a near term downside for FBM KLCI.
Grace period seen benefiting both lenders and borrowers
PETALING JAYA: Banking stocks, which have seen sharp falls in their values, will continue to see volatility in trading on expectations of further policy easing by Bank Negara to address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Warnings of an imminent global recession have been ringing louder than before. With key economic data worldwide continuing to disappoint amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, experts say the worst is yet to come.
THE asset quality of Malaysian banks is expected to deteriorate with a 15% to 20% or RM4bil-RM5bil upsurge in gross impaired loans (GIL) this year.
PETALING JAYA: Standard Chartered Bank has lowered its forecast on Malaysia’s 2020 gross domestic product (GDP) growth to 2.5% from 4.2% previously, following a worse-than-expected demand outlook due to a more protracted Covid-19 outbreak.
FOR people of my age (60 and above), we have experienced three recessions, one financial crisis and one coronavirus (SARS) epidemic in our lifetime. We are about to witness the biggest (three-in-one) economic disaster ever if the world is not able to contain the transmission of Covid-19 within three months.
PETALING JAYA: Bank Negara has announced that the Statutory Reserve Requirement (SRR) ratio will be lowered by 100 basis points from 3% to 2% in an effort to shore up liquidity in the banking system.
KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment Research expects the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) to be cut by 25 basis points during Bank Negara Malaysia’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on May 5.