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Malaysia-EU FTA set to boost total trade by 20%-30%

PETALING JAYA: The proposed Malaysia-European Union (EU) Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) is expected to boost total trade by 20% to 30% from the current 10%, said EU ambassador and head of delegation to Malaysia Maria Castillo Fernandez. She said this was based on the EU’s FTA with South Korea for the past five years, which rose […]

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Malaysian inflation at 8-year high

KUALA LUMPUR – Consumer prices in Malaysia rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years in February, adding to the central bank’s policy dilemma as it tries to keep interest rates low to support the economy. CPI rose 4.5% in February from a year ago, exceeding the median estimate of 3.9% in a […]

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Malaysia: Economy to grow 4.3%-4.8% this year

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian economy is expected to grow at a faster pace this year at between 4.3% and 4.8%, said Bank Negara. Last year, the economy grew by 4.2%. The central bank governor Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim (pic) said domestic demand would continue to be the main anchor of growth for this year, as well […]

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Malaysia: GDP in 2017 to be slightly higher than 4.2%

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia expects to record a slightly higher Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth this year from 4.2% achieved last year, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today. “We expect a slightly higher figure this year, and for it (growth) to rise in 2018,” he said. The government had forecast that the economy […]

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Laos-Malaysia Bilateral Trade Increases by 75 %

(KPL) Laos and Malaysia recorded a significant growth in bilateral trade last year as it jumped by 75% to USD 30.9 million from 2015 figures. The investment of Malaysian companies in Laos also increased to US$ 820 million through 104 projects, making Malaysia the fifth largest foreign investor in Laos, following China, Vietnam, Thailand and […]

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