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Malaysia: 3Q GDP seen to grow by 12% to 14%

PETALING JAYA: AmBank Research has forecast Malaysia’s third quarter (3Q) gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 12% to 14% year-on-year (y-o-y), boosted by the strong trade number for September and over the 3Q. The economy grew by 8.9% y-o-y in the 2Q and 5% y-o-y in 1Q. Trade growth is set to slow on […]

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Malaysia: Steady inflationary pressures seen

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s consumer price index (CPI), which is the official measure of inflation, is expected to remain at the current elevated levels. When contacted by StarBiz, economists opined that given the presence of persistent price pressures, the latest CPI figures for September slated to be announced today could also see an increase, similar to […]

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Malaysia: In for another great quarterly GDP

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is expected to announce another smashing economic growth rate for the third quarter of 2022 (3Q22) amid very strong economic data and early signs of growth weakness ahead. Initial expectations was for domestic growth to hit a soft patch in the second half of the year, but 3Q22 looks set remain strong […]

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Malaysia: Retail investors can play big role in ESG priorities

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian retail investors have the potential to channel US$35bil (RM165bil) towards top environmental, social, and governance (ESG) priorities, particularly the financing of climate transition by 2030, according to Standard Chartered. Its “Sustainable Banking Report 2022: Mobilising retail investor capital” found that US$8.2 trillion (RM38.7 trillion) of investable retail wealth could be channelled into […]

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