WB lowers Malaysia’s 2020 growth forecast to -4.9 pct ASEAN

WB lowers Malaysia’s 2020 growth forecast to -4.9 pct

The World Bank (WB) has revised down Malaysia’s economic growth forecast this year to a contraction of 4.9 percent, from an early estimate of minus 3.1 percent, following a sharper than expected contraction in the second quarter of 2020.
Malaysia reduces interest rates to record low World

Malaysia reduces interest rates to record low

Malaysia's central bank on July 7 reduced its interest rates to a record low to fight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and warned that the pace of economic recovery was uncertain.
Malaysia may cut key interest rate again World

Malaysia may cut key interest rate again

After the Malaysian central bank (BNM)’s second overnight policy rate (OPR) cut on March 3, economists said that it will decide to shave off the key rate again and the cut will happen as early as May.
HCM City to spend more on road infrastructure Business

HCM City to spend more on road infrastructure

HCM City will prioritise investment in road infrastructure if it receives permission to raise the budget revenue-retention ratio, according to the municipal Party Committee Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan.
Indonesian comatose sailor brought ashore for treatment Society

Indonesian comatose sailor brought ashore for treatment

Vietnam’s maritime search and rescue force on December 21 successfully brought an Indonesia sailor with coma and cerebral haemorrhage onboard a Greek vessel to a health station in the central province of Khanh Hoa for treatment.
ASEAN local currency transactions promoted World

ASEAN local currency transactions promoted

The Philippines has agreed to join the local currency settlement (LCS) framework which Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia have operated over the past two years, in an effort to expand intra-ASEAN trade and investment as well as strengthen the regional economic integration.
Malaysia's economy grows 4.7 percent in 2018 World

Malaysia's economy grows 4.7 percent in 2018

Malaysia posted a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 4.7 percent in the fourth quarter (Q4) of last year, leading to an overall economic growth of 4.7 percent in 2018, Bernama news agency reported.