A Malaysian woman (C) shops at a wet market in downtown Kuala Lumpur on January 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA
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Malaysian inflation to remain at 2.5pc

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – RAM Rating Services Bhd (RAM Ratings) forecasts Malaysia’s headline inflation to remain at 2.5 per cent this year – the same as last year – underpinned by lower contribution from the transport component. The rating agency said transport inflation was unlikely to repeat last year’s double-digit growth trajectory without the low-base […]

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Singapore Budget 2018: Singapore still competitive despite higher taxes, Iswaran says

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG)- Singapore remains a competitive destination for businesses even though it’s raising taxes and maintaining some restrictions on foreign workers, Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran said. “When you take into account the whole scheme of taxes, including corporate tax regimes, personal tax regimes, I think Singapore still remains a competitive destination in relative […]

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