Some 'surprises' expected for Bursa

By FARAH ADILLA AND AMIR HISYAM RASID - Friday, 21 October 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The 2017 Budget may spring some surprises that will drive Bursa Malaysia, although analysts do not expect much catalysts based on “uneventful” experiences in the past.


Replanting of oil palms, a much needed incentive, says Nash

By OOI TEE CHING - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 22:15

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."

Digital marketplace players optimistic over 2017 Budget measures

By Farah Adilla - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 21:43

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.

Bursa: 2017 Budget set solid agenda to sustain market growth

By ZARINA ZAKARIAH and FARAH ADILLA - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 21:41

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.

PM's shooting down of allegations on economic health can boost investor confidence

By TEOH PEI YING - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 21:37

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.

Rehda: Budget initiatives can 'nudge' people towards home ownership

By AMIR HISYAM - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 21:32

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).

Budget to have wide reaching benefits for B40, SMEs and home seekers

By NST ONLINE - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 21:28

ALOR STAR: The 2017 Budget represents a delicate balance between expenditure and distribution, key socio economic segments to achieve reduced budget deficit.

Economic Report: Programme helps unlock mid-tier firms' export potential

By AMIR HISYAM RASID - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 21:10

A TOTAL of 51 mid-tier companies have been selected to participate in Wave 3 of Mid-tier Companies Development (MTCD) programme this year.

Economic Report: Exports likely to grow at faster pace

By Farah Adilla - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 21:00

KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYSIA’S external position is expected to improve next year, mainly supported by strengthening global growth and trade.

Economic Report: Financial sector more globally integrated

By LIDIANA ROSLI - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 20:53

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.

Economic Report: Accelerating high-end manufacturing

By BILQIS BAHARI - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 20:49

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.

Economic Report: Domestic demand expected to spur economy

By Business Times - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 20:42

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.

Economic Report: Government sees need to tackle structural issues

By Business Times - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 20:35

KUALA LUMPUR: THE government has recognised the need to unshackle the economy from various structural issues which may hamper its long-term potential.

Economic Report: Government committed to maintain fiscal target

By Business Times - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 20:31

THE government remains committed to maintaining the fiscal deficit at 3.1 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) this year.

People-centric 2017 Budget, says Standard Chartered

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 19:46

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.

2017 Budget: Research scheme to rejuvenate capital market

By Business Times - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 19:38

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.

2017 Budget: Tax incentives for companies

By NST - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 19:07

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.

2017 Budget: RM200 million allocation to increase Bumiputera entrepreneurs opportunities

By Business Times - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 18:55

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.

Economic Report: 4-4.5pc GDP growth achievable

By Business Times - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 17:10

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.

CPI rose by 1.5% year-on-year in September

By RUPA DAMODARAN - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 13:50

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.

'Crazy' hike in Saudi visa fees could impact business ties

By AFP - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 12:17

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.

ERL keeps fares at RM55

By BILQIS BAHARI - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:00

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.

A confident attitude makes a big difference

By SHANKAR R. SANTHIRAM - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 11:00

“NO matter what happens, I can handle it…” Wouldn’t this be a wonderful motto in life?

Ringgit lower in early trade versus US dollar

By Bernama - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:28

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened marginally lower against a rejuvenated US dollar today, said a dealer.

Renault-Nissan's Ghosn to head Mitsubishi Motors

By AFP - Friday, October 21, 2016 - 08:00

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.

GCH pumps in RM38 million to revitalise Giant Hypermarket Plentong

By Halim Said - Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 16:30

PASIR GUDANG: Tunku Tun Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Ibrahim graced the launch ceremony of the newly refurbished Giant Hypermarket Plentong today.

No price increase for your train ride to the airport

By BILQIS BAHARI - Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 14:53

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.

Brightree's embrace of SAP's CRM app propelling company forward

By ZAIDI ISMAIL - Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:11

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.

GLCs, states can play bigger role in affordable housing

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:02

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 not facing glut despite slow take-up

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:01

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.

Industrial property sector stays durable

By JOHN GILBERT AND SHAREN KAUR - Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:01

Industrial properties may not be as “sexy” as housing and commercial properties but the sector is steady and able to withstand all kinds of market conditions.