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Malaysia: ‘Export opportunities for chemicals and chemical products in Vietnam and Cambodia’

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian companies are set to explore export opportunities for chemicals and chemical products in Vietnam and Cambodia through Malaysia External Trade Development Corp signature export promotion programme, Export Acceleration Mission. The EAM will take place in Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh from November 26-30. The initiative would capitalise on the booming demand […]

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Malaysia’s economic growth can accelerate beyond 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s economic growth could accelerate beyond 2020 if commodity prices were to pick up on the back of a recovery in global economic growth. Moody’s Analytics chief Asia-Pacific economist Steven G. Cochrane said Malaysia’s economic growth would likely slow down in the next two years as weak global economic outlook could weigh on […]

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Low volatility lures emerging market funds to Malaysian bonds

SINGAPORE: Malaysian bonds have an advantage over their peers when it comes to attracting investors – low volatility. The sovereign debt has comparable volatility to Singapore and South Korea, yet offers almost twice as much yields, according to Bloomberg calculations. That may explain why Malaysian bonds have gained every month since May, even as the government disclosed borrowings were 60% higher than thought […]

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Malaysian palm oil price inches lower on concerns over high inventory

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures fell marginally on Thursday as concerns over high inventory levels overshadowed optimism linked to a crude oil price rally. The benchmark palm oil contract for February delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange was down 0.2 percent at 2,002 ringgit ($477.80) per tonne in the first-half session of trading. Trading volumes stood at 16,228 lots of 25 tonnes each at the midday […]

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