Malaysia on track to achieve high income status:IMF

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Wednesday, 4 March 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is on track to reach high income status in five years due to skillful economic management amidst an uneven global recovery, says the International Monetary Fund.


MAS installs aircraft tracking system

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 15:48

PUTRAJAYA: National carrier Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has introduced a 15-minute aircast data downloading system to keep track on its aircraft almost on real time basis.

Brent climbs above US$61 on ME supply concerns

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 15:45

SINGAPORE: Brent crude rose above $61 a barrel on Friday amid geopolitical tensions in Libya and Iraq, while traders eyed U.S. rig counts and the outcome of Iran nuclear talks for further trading cues.

KL shares easier mid-afternoon

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 15:32

KUALA LUMPUR: Share prices on Bursa Malaysia were slightly lower at mid-afternoon today on mild profit-taking in selected heavyweights, dealers said.

FTSE Bursa Malaysia update: 3.00pm

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 15:19

KUALA LUMPUR: At 3.00 p.m. today, there were 343 gainers, 349 losers and 319 counters traded unchanged on the Bursa Malaysia.

Malaysia to drive future growth for Frost & Sullivan

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 14:24

NUSAJAYA: Frost & Sullivan is bullish on Malaysia’s potential, not only as the growth driver for the company but as a springboard to strengthen its position within the Asia Pacific region, moving forward.

FGV bags “50 Best Global Employer Brands Award”

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 13:43

KUALA LUMPUR: Continuous efforts to improve its human resources practices has earned Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) the international “50 Best Global Employer Brands Award 2015” recently.

Malaysia records 207th consecutive month of trade surplus in January

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Friday, March 6, 2015 - 13:38

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian exports decreased to RM63.6 billion from RM63.9 billion last year, coming in below market expectations.

ECB raises growth forecasts for this year and next

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 22:30

NICOSIA/FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank will launch into quantitative easing next week having increased its economic growth forecasts for this year and next.

TNB’s 1,071MW combined cycle power plant on track for operation in 2016

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 20:47

KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) 1,071-megawatt (MW) power plant in Seberang Perai, Penang, currently the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine plant utilising Siemens H-Class technology, is on track for commercial operation on Jan 1, 2016.

SC monitors cybersecurity preparedness among intermediaries

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 19:27

KUALA LUMPUR: With cyber threats a growing cause for regulatory concern given their evolving nature with diverse origins and motivations, the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has begun examinations of security preparedness among intermediaries.

BSN confident new AFC will contribute 10pc of total income

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 19:24

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) is confident its newly-established Auto Finance Centre (AFC) will contribute up to 10 per cent of the bank’s total income within three years.

Federal Govt allocates RM124m to Langkawi’s communication coverage

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 18:50

LANGKAWI: The federal government has allocated about RM124 million for works to increase communication coverage in Langkawi, said Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Johari Jailani here today.

S&P assigns Petronas Global Sukuk’s Wakala trust certs an 'A-' rating

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 18:22

KUALA LUMPUR: Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has assigned its preliminary 'A-' issue rating to the proposed US-dollar-denominated Wakala trust certificates to be issued by Petronas Global Sukuk Ltd.

Pos Malaysia’s transformation plan bears fruit

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 18:11

KUALA LUMPUR: Postal services provider, Pos Malaysia Bhd’s five-year transformation plan is bearing fruit, with a substantial increase in the company’s revenue to RM1.3 billion for financial year 2013 from RM800 million in 2012.

OPR unchanged at 3.25 per cent

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 18:03

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia left borrowing costs unchanged, saying the Overnight Policy Rate at 3.25 per cent is supportive of economic activity.