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Oil prices likely to fetch US$70 per barrel this year

With oil prices already hovering between US$55 and US$60 per barrel at present, OCBC Bank expects prices to head marginally higher to at most US$70 per barrel in 2018 against a backdrop of a strong global demand and tame supply story.

Malaysia's GDP to grow 5% next year: ICAEW

Malaysia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth is expected to remain strong at five per cent in 2018 compared with 5.9 per cent estimated this year, given moderating export growth and tighter credit conditions, said the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Boom or bust?

The question is not whether the economy is good or bad, but with what attitude we see our economy

Malaysia towards cashless society: BNM

To embrace the digital economy, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has taken various steps to enhance the e-payment platform, hence moving the country towards a cashless society.

Wealth inequality a threat to East Asia

A rapidly growing gap between rich and poor in many developing East Asian nations is threatening the foundation for the region's economic success, the World Bank said Monday.

Property and oil prices

The government must monitor the real estate market to make sure the demand-supply equation will not become off balance and that houses are within public affordability.

Supply imbalance

As luxury condominiums and office spaces are in a glut, there is an obvious short supply of affordable homes for average Malaysians.

Q3 external debt edges lower to RM873.8bn

The country's external debt edged lower to RM873.8bn (US$204.7bn) or 65% GDP as at end-September, from RM877.5bn as at end-June.

Q3 GDP expands 6.2%

Malaysia's economy grew at a faster pace of 6.2% during the third quarter this year, compared to 4.3% in the same quarter last year.

Malaysia to benefit from China's Belt and Road initiative

As an open economy and ranked the top 25 exporting nations in the world, Malaysia stands to reap the benefits from China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), as it provides tremendous opportunities to access new market, diversify local products and services and attract foreign direct investment.


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