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Malaysia’s IPI up 3.5 per cent in January

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Malaysia’s Industrial Production Index (IPI) grew moderately by 3.5 per cent in January 2017, compared to the same month of last year. In a statement yesterday, the Statistics Department said the expansion was supported by positive growth in all indices, namely manufacturing (4.6 per cent), mining (1.1 per cent) and electricity […]

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Malaysia: Need to harmonise standards in post-trade processing

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to attain harmonisation between domestic and international standards in post-trade processing in enabling the country to drive further growth in the capital market. Depository Trust and Clearing Corp (DTCC) executive director and head of business development Asia Pacific, Hasan Rauf said post-trade processing is an infrastructure that supports automated trade matching […]

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Malaysia: Property outlook seen cautious but not bleak

Demand for affordable housing will support industry, say industry players WHILE a cautious stance will likely be the general stand for most local property developers this year, industry experts have ascertained that the sector will be anything but bleak in 2017. With the high cost of living, CBRE|WTW managing director Foo Gee Jen says there […]

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Miti: Explore opportunities in the Philippines

MANILA: The International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) has urged Malaysian corporations to explore new business avenues and collaborations with partners in the Philippines, a country currently undergoing rapid growth transformation. During a working visit to Manila, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said the Malaysia-Philippines Business Council (MPBC) was revived in […]

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Malaysia’s total trade up 14.8 per cent in January 2017

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Malaysia’s total trade grew 14.8 per cent in January to RM135.77 billion from RM118.31 billion registered in the same month last year, said the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. The expansion in trade was seen with China, Asean, Japan, United States, Taiwan, Australia and the European Union. Exports posted a […]

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