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March 23, 2018 1:58 PM Putrajaya touts Malaysians’ income growth, inching closer towards high-income nation goal

Malaysia narrowed its gap with the World Bank's defined amount for a high-income nation, as the country's Gross National Income (GNI) per capita reached US$9,660 (RM37,811) in 2017. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, March 23 ― Malaysia has made good progress towards its goal of becoming a high-income nation and the income of Malaysians have also grown since the launch 8

March 23, 2018 5:02 AM Leading Index up 0.8% in January, economy seen strengthening between May to July

PETALING JAYA: The Leading Index (LI) and Coincident Index (CI) showed a good performance in January 2018 as compared to the preceding month, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia. "Thus, the Malaysia's economy is expected to continue to strengthen between May to July 2018," it said in a statement. The LI, which monitors the economic performance 5

March 22, 2018 8:45 AM Swiss National Bank’s forex interventions fall as franc weakens

Switzerland's lower inflation also meant the real external value of the currency was lower. — Reuters picZURICH, March 22 — Switzerland’s central bank bought nearly 30 per cent less foreign currency during 2017 as its effort to fight the appreciation of the safe-haven franc started to pay off. The Swiss National Bank purchased 48.2 billion Swiss francs 7

March 22, 2018 7:24 AM ACCCIM: Sales performance improved in second half of 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: A slightly higher majority (73%) of Chinese businesses said their sales performances for the second half of 2017 (2H17) were either "good" or "satisfactory" compared with 70% in 1H17, reflecting that majority of businesses have been able to sustain their sales performances during the period. The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry 3

March 21, 2018 11:27 AM Fed govt providing RM70m For transportation of goods into Sabah's interiors

KOTA KINABALU: The federal government is allocating RM70 million to bear the cost of transporting goods to interior areas throughout Sabah this year, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak. He said the allocation is being provided to ensure the cost of goods in Sabah's interiors was at a low rate so that the people living in these areas could 3

March 16, 2018 2:50 PM US opposes taxes on big tech firms

EU officials have drafted the proposed digital tax that would hit US tech giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google amid accusations they divert European earnings to low-tax countries. ― Reuters picWASHINGTON, March 16 — The United States said today it “firmly opposes” any new tax aimed at big technology firms, in a sharp challenge to a European proposal 8

March 15, 2018 9:00 AM S. Korea’s Moon to visit Vietnam, UAE next week

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates next week. — Reuters pic SEOUL, March 15 — South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates next week as part of efforts to deepen bilateral ties, Moon’s office said today. The office said Moon is scheduled to land in Hanoi on March 22 for a three-day 7

March 14, 2018 10:42 AM Govt will not abolish interest charges on credit cards

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will not abolish the interest charge on credit cards, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Stating this, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz said the government had no intention of following the method taken by the United Kingdom (UK). He was responding to Datuk Seri Hasan Malek (BN-Kuala Pilah), who had asked if the government 13

March 14, 2018 5:43 AM Philippine stocks drop most as South-east Asia slips

Philippine shares are the worst hit in the region, with all sectors contributing to a 1.4 per cent drop in the main index. — Reuters piSINGAPORE, March 14 — Most South-east Asian stock markets slipped today as the sacking of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and increased fears of a global trade war rattled investors. Tillerson was seen as a moderate 19

March 13, 2018 2:59 PM Sarawak, Singapore to collaborate on agriculture, tourism, CM says

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg speaking to reporters in Kuching, January 13, 2018. — Picture by Sulok TawieKUCHING, March 13 — Sarawak and Singapore have agreed to work together in the fields of agriculture and tourism, Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg announced. Abang Johari said he and Singapore’s 11