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Malaysia sees soft power sector growth in 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Due to adequate reserve margin at 30 per cent and flat economic fundamentals, the power sector does not see much growth in 2018 even though the distribution side is still keeping pace with supply connections to new areas and new demands. Structural changes in the economy, depreciation of the ringgit, as well as […]

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Malaysia: 5%-6% loan growth seen for 2019

PETALING JAYA: The banking sector is not expected to see a significant rise in loans and earnings next year amid a tough investment environment and margin compression. Bankers and analysts, however, said the sector would hold up and are maintaining their 2018 average loan and earnings growth projections for next year. They are forecasting an […]

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Malaysian ringgit continues to fall against Singdollar

SINGAPORE – The Singdollar rose against the ringgit on Thursday (Dec 20), a trend that has continued since April, when the Malaysia ringgit was strongest against the Singdollar this year. Then, one Singdollar could buy RM2.936. A check on Thursday showed that one Singdollar could buy RM3.0525. Reasons for the ringgit’s decline include political uncertainty and falling […]

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Malaysia: M&A transactions to dip next year

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is expected to see a dip in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions next year, with 292 deals amounting to US$12.2 billion (RM50.9 billion) compared with the 311 deals amounting to US$13.2 billion transacted this year. According to the fourth edition of the Global Transactions Forecast, issued by Wong & Partners, the Malaysian member […]

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