Budget 2019

Industry 4.0 Blueprint on readiness assessment finalised, says Miti

KUALA LUMPUR: The Industry 4.0 Blueprint or Industry4WRD assessment guidelines to assess manufacturing companies’ readiness for Industry 4.0 has been finalised.

(From left) PEMANDU Associates executive vice president Yong Yoon Kit, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) investment policy and trade facilitation senior director Faizal Mohd Yusof, Hong Leong Investment Bank head of dealing, SVP & institutional business Datuk Zunaidah Idris, Hong Leong Stock Broking chief operating officer Kwek Kon Chow, and Malaysia Automotive Institute chairman Datuk Phang Ah Tong at the BURSA - HLIB Stratum focus series VII: Industry 4.0.

Maszlee congratulates 'jobless' Khairy for his sensitivity to education issues

PETALING JAYA: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik returned fire on Opposition Member of Parliament Khairy Jamaluddin by cynically congratulating the Rembau MP for being "sensitive" to education matters.

SERC: Public should not expect everything to be addressed in 12 months

PETALING JAYA: The Socio-economic Research Centre has urged the public not to expect everything which was announced in Budget 2019 on Nov 2 to be addressed within 12 months. 

SERC executive director Lee  Heng Guie said on Tuesday it will take about five years to see results from the Pakatan Harapan government going into reset mode. 

R.AGE Newsflash: Govt spending in Budget 2019 should be monitored, says analyst

PETALING JAYA: An independent agency or special task force should monitor the government’s spending when it comes to Budget 2019, says Asli's Centre for Public Policy Studies senior policy analyst Jarren Tam.

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Budget 2019 has failed the poor, charges Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR: Budget 2019 has failed to protect marginalised groups including the bottom 40% (B40) of the population, says Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin.

Petronas stresses strong financial profile after outlook lowered

KUALA LUMPUR: Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) emphasises its declaration of dividends and also future dividends to the government will not impact its on-going operations due to its strong financial profile.

Petronas states all its dividend payments, including the one-off special dividend and any future dividends, will take into account its ability to service debts, fund its ongoing operations and invest in future growth.

Education Ministry asks for tertiary students' book vouchers to be maintained

PETALING JAYA: The book vouchers aid scheme for tertiary students may continue, despite Budget 2019 not making any allocation for the scheme.

Casino stocks continue to fall

A notable number of analysts have continued to maintain their “buy” calls on Genting Bhd and Genting Malaysia Bhd (GenM) despite the unexpected announcement of additional taxes that will be imposed on casinos in Malaysia.

Downtrend: Genting tumbled 9 in a week while Genting Malaysia has declined 21.15 since Budget 2019 was announced.

RM1.2bil Penang budget reflects vision of inclusiveness and equal rights

GEORGE TOWN: The state budget for next year, at RM1.208bil, is a lot “leaner” than previous years.

All smiles: Chow (centre) shaking hands with Penang Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman as other state leaders look on after the state budget was announced at the state assembly.

Najib 'worried' about risks in FundMyHome, rebutted by idea's proponent Tong

PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is "worried" that the Ministry of Finance may not have properly assessed the risks involved in FundMyHome, but he was rebutted by Datuk Tong Kooi Ong, the proposer of the idea.