KUALA LUMPUR: National Association of Smallholders Malaysia (Nash) president Datuk Aliasak Ambia thanked the government today for resuming financial assistance for replanting of oil palms in 2017, after two years of "dry period."
KUALA LUMPUR: Digital marketplace players are hopeful that measures outlined in the 2017 Budget, such as the development of an e-commerce ecosystem and Digital Free Zone can further bring innovation in this space.
KUALA LUMPUR: The 2017 Budget has sets a solid agenda that will help foster sustainable market growth, said Bursa Malaysia Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan.
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak dispelling the misconceptions over Malaysia and the economy can go a long way towards enhancing investor confidence.
KUALA LUMPUR: The incentives announced in the 2017 Budget will give the property sector a much-needed boost towards achieving the target of housing the nation, said Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association Malaysia (Rehda).
ALOR STAR: The 2017 Budget represents a delicate balance between expenditure and distribution, key socio economic segments to achieve reduced budget deficit.
A TOTAL of 51 mid-tier companies have been selected to participate in Wave 3 of Mid-tier Companies Development (MTCD) programme this year.
KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA’S external position is expected to improve next year, mainly supported by strengthening global growth and trade.
IN line with the aspiration of the Financial Sector Blueprint 2011-2020, Malaysia’s financial sector has become more integrated and diversified with regional and global financial markets.
THE manufacturing sector is expected to grow 5.1 per cent per year and contribute 22.5 per cent to the gross domestic product (GDP) and 18.2 per cent to total employment by 2020.
THE economy is expected to expand by between four and five per cent next year, translating into gross national income (GNI) per capita growth of five per cent to RM39,699.
KUALA LUMPUR: THE government has recognised the need to unshackle the economy from various structural issues which may hamper its long-term potential.
THE government remains committed to maintaining the fiscal deficit at 3.1 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) this year.
KUALA LUMPUR: Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd has described the 2017 Budget as a people-centric budget aimed at increasing the rakyat's disposable income.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government will introduce small and mid-cap Public Listed Company Research Scheme to conduct research on 300 companies in order to invigorate domestic capital market.
KUALA LUMPUR: Companies which had been successful in increasing revenues will benefit from reduction in their income taxes for the year of assessment 2017 and 2018.
KUALA LUMPUR: As part of its Bumiputera Agenda, the government will allocate a sum total of RM100 million SME Bank to increase opportunities to Bumiputera entrepreneurs as well as another RM100 million Agensi Inovasi Malaysia for their various entrepreneurship programmes.
KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA will continue to face another challenging year in 2017 as global growth and trade prospects remain uncertain, said Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
KUALA LUMPUE: The Consumer Price Index rose by 1.5 per cent in September from the same month last year, led by food and non-alcoholic beverages.
RIYADH: A seven-fold hike in visa fees to do business in Saudi Arabia risks deterring the foreign investment needed to transform its oil-dependent economy, diplomats and other sources say.
SALAK TINGGI: Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) will keep its express train fare to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at RM55 although it has been allowed to raise it to RM64.
“NO matter what happens, I can handle it…” Wouldn’t this be a wonderful motto in life?
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened marginally lower against a rejuvenated US dollar today, said a dealer.
TOKYO: Carlos Ghosn, the head of Japan’s number two automaker Nissan, said on Thursday will become chairman of struggling Mitsubishi Motors, five months after throwing a lifeline to the scandal-hit firm.
PASIR GUDANG: Tunku Tun Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Ibrahim graced the launch ceremony of the newly refurbished Giant Hypermarket Plentong today.
SALAK TINGGI: Express Rail Link Sdn Bhd (ERL) will not increase its train fares anytime soon as the new rate was only introduced in December last year.
PENANG: Brightree Solutions Sdn Bhd is making strong inroads throughout Malaysia with SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer, SAP’s cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) application.
IN the final part of Business Times’ pre-2017 Budget roundtable discussions moderated by New Straits Times Press Bhd group managing editor Datuk A Jalil Hamid, the panellists — Eco World Development Group Bhd president and chief executive officer Datuk Chang Khim Wah, Henry Butcher chief operating
COMMERCIAL and office space in the country is not facing a glut, although there is some slowdown in the take-up rate over the past few years.
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