Tag: economic growth
The main risk for the Saudi economy comes from its exposure to the global oil market.
Indonesia is drafting up ambitious plans to reinvigorate the country's economic infrastructure via multiple construction and transportation projects that total up to over US$400 billion.
It says the railway project will result in economic expansion through job creation and opening up of new growth areas.
Lead economist Richard Record says the country's fundamentals are sound.
The economic growth in Japan is said to be slowing thus resulting in the falling of the yen.
While any delay in forming a government could affect investor confidence and some investment projects, it would not have much impact on Thailand's economic policy.
In response to slowing growth amid the trade friction with the US, policymakers said they would lower taxes, reduce fees and streamline red tape.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison warns Australians choosing the centre-left Labour party would spell an end to 28 years of continuous growth.
The state government will reexamine road infrastructure, says Minister of Infrastructure Development and Transportation James Masing, after latest incident in Pakan.
The central bank lowers its 2019 economic growth forecast to 1.2% from its previous estimate of 1.7% made in November.
The party's president says its Bumiputera agenda, which it calls the shared prosperity plan, will not undermine competitiveness nor restrict opportunities for other races.
Analysts expect Thai growth prospects to weaken in 2019.
Moody’s Analytics chief Asia-Pacific economist Steven G Cochrane says lower commodity prices will hurt emerging markets and Malaysia.
Firdaos Rosli of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies adds that the nine new taxes will not be enough to cover the drop in revenue post-GST.
The minister says bilateral ties between China and Malaysia should be seen from the prism of the two nations’ long history, signified not by wars or colonisation, but by robust trade and cultural exchanges.
Incoming PKR president stresses on need for affirmative action to be vigorously promoted based on needs.
The IMF warns Beijing not to completely shelve the debt clean-up and other regulatory reforms.
Lim Guan Eng says he is willing to be the most unpopular finance minister in Malaysian history in order to see through the tough fiscal measures.
The central bank expects positive labour market conditions and capacity expansion to continue supporting robust private consumption and investment.
Costs were down across all goods and services except for the transport index, which rose due to higher fuel prices.
The new government’s decision to cancel the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR project will benefit airlines but cause losses to infrastructure firms involved, says report.
The IMF launched new guidelines regarding corruption and governance for its members.
The minister says EPF dividend rates have been rising for the last few years, not just 2018.
It is a pity Ms Victoria Kwakwa has chosen to obfuscate, and thus further confuse, the already addled minds of Asean political leaders over economic challenges facing Asean.
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