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Malaysia: Tap new opportunities, SMEs urged

KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister wants at least 10,000 small and medium enterprises to take part in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s Singles Day sale and Malaysia Week online promotion next year. Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said local SMEs should tap new opportunities to expand their markets, following the rollout of the Digital Free Trade […]

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VP Kalla: Indonesia’s Islamic Economy behind Malaysia, England

TEMPO.CO, Surabaya – Vice President Jusuf Kalla said that the growth of Islamic economy in Indonesia is still several steps behind compared to Malaysia. “Malaysia’s Islamic economy has gone through a 22 percent growth, meanwhile, Indonesia’s is still at 5 percent,” said Jusuf Kalla during the 2017 Indonesia Sharia Economic Festival (ISEF) in Surabaya, on Thursday, November 9. The Vice President stated […]

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Malaysia: Brace for interest rate hike

PETALING JAYA: Bank Negara gave its strongest signal yet that the benchmark overnight policy rate (OPR) may be raised following a meeting of policymakers yesterday. Although the OPR was maintained at 3%, the central bank said policymakers may consider reviewing the current degree of monetary accommodation, given the strength of the global and domestic macroeconomic […]

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