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Malaysia: AmBank Research expects inflation to rise gradually

KUALA LUMPUR: AmBank Research expects inflation to rise gradually driven by firmer commodities prices and tighter labour market conditions which should result in firmer wages and better disposable spending by households.  “With our inflation projection between 2% and 2.5%, we expect Bank Negara to normalise its policy rate to 3.50%, most likely in September in […]

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Laos keen on more Malaysian investment

SAVANNAKHET, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) -The government is encouraging more Malaysian businesses to invest in several sectors in Laos, especially the 12 special economic zones spread across the country.   Malaysia is currently ranked 4th in the list of foreign investors after China, Thailand and Vietnam, with investments of US$795 million in 99 projects. Electricity generation is […]

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Malaysia: March inflation 1.3% higher

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s Consumer Price Index for March rose by 1.3% from a year ago, which was below a survey of a 1.6% increase, according to the Statistics Department. However, Selangor and Putrajaya recorded higher inflation at 1.6%, Melaka 1.5% and Kuala Lumpur 1.4%. Its chief statistician Datuk Seri Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the national […]

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