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Malaysia: E-commerce sector records significant growth

KUALA LUMPUR: The e-commerce sector has recorded significant growth in 2016 and contributed RM74.6bil, or 6.1% to the gross domestic product (GDP) from RM68.3bil, or 5.9% in 2015. Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan, said the government had set up a National E-Commerce Strategic Plan 2016-2020 to ensure the sector […]

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Malaysia: Retailers see 4.7% growth for this year

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s retail sector, which grew 2% last year, is projected to grow 4.7%, or RM104.4bil in 2018, according to Retail Group Malaysia (RGM). “This projection is considered optimistic by members of Malaysia retailers association (MRA). The prospect of retail industry this year is still highly dependence on the economic performance and consumer confidence […]

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Malaysia: January industrial production index up 3%

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s manufacturing sector got off to a slower start in January, with the industrial production index (IPI) up 3% from a year ago, which was below Bloomberg’s survey of a 6.8% growth. The Statistics Department said the January IPI was down 4.5% from December 2017 due to slower growth in the manufacturing sector. It said […]

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Malaysia: January industrial output below forecast at 3%

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s manufacturing sector got off to a slower start in January 2018, with the industrial production index (IPI) up 3%, which was below Bloomberg’s survey of a 6.8% growth. The Statistics Department said on Tuesday the January IPI was also down 4.5% from December 2017 due to slower growth in the manufacturing sector. […]

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Malaysia: Ringgit higher against USD on mild buying

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 13: The ringgit was higher against the US dollar today on mild buying for the local unit, following weak US wages data that pressured the greenback, a dealer said. At 9 am, the local note was quoted at 3.9020/9050 from Monday’s 3.9030.9060. “The market remains a range play with investors very cautious […]

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