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Economy 17 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Economy grows 4.5% in first quarter

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s economy performed above expectations in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19) and the country’s foreign investments staged a strong improvement, amid elevated external challenges. However, despite these positive developments, more warnings signs on the economy have begun to crop up.

Business 16 May 2019 | 4:09 AM

Economy expands by 4.5% in Q1 of 2019, above forecast

KUALA LUMPUR: The economy expanded by 4.5% at in the first quarter of March 31, 2019 (Q1 2019), which was slightly above economists' forecast of 4.3%, underpinned by services and manufacturing.

Economy 17 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Third quarter growth at 4.4%

Contrary to market prediction, Malaysia’s economy grew at a marginally slower pace in the third quarter, instead of picking up pace.

Economy 09 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

OPR stays at 3.25%

PETALING JAYA: The Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) has been maintained at 3.25%, with economists expecting the rate to be left unchanged through the first half of 2019.

Economy 08 Nov 2018 | 8:08 AM

BNM maintains OPR at 3.25%

KUALA LUMPUR: The Monetary Policy Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia has maintained the overnight policy rate at 3.25% in line with the intended policy stance.

Economy 29 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Incentives: When and why they make a difference

Fiscal incentives have been a “hot” topic in recent times. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has debated the use of incentives as a tool to attract and retain investments, whilst some governments see them as a means to level the playing field in the competition to attract investments.

Business 26 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

RAM: Slowdown won’t affect sovereign ratings

PETALING JAYA: The expected slowdown in Malaysia’s economy is unlikely to affect the country’s sovereign ratings, according to RAM Ratings.