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Allow easier import of cement, Putrajaya urged

SME Association and an economist say greater competition from foreign companies will ensure that price is determined by supply and demand.

Brace for tough times, economist Jomo warns

The economist says the country should start thinking about domestic investments instead of focusing on foreign investments.

The ‘richest black nation’: Papua New Guinea sets audacious goal

Papua New Guinea's James Marape has ambitions for the country, with an end goal of turning one of the world's poorest countries into the "richest black nation" on earth in just a decade.

There are no winners in trade war, says Guan Eng

Although Malaysia is one of the beneficiaries, the trade war benefits nobody, says finance minister.

More China firms interested in investing after trade war, says Kian...

The deputy international trade and industry minister says the US-China trade war and other factors have resulted in more China firms showing interest in Malaysia.

Wal-Mart and hundreds of other companies call on Trump to drop...

'We know firsthand that the additional tariffs will have a significant, negative and long-term impact on American businesses and the US economy.' says the companies and groups in a letter

Sharp jump in FDI growth this year, says Guan Eng

Finance minister says Malaysia is reaping benefits from the US-China trade war.

Facebook says CEO did not ignore personal data issues

Facebook denies Zuckerberg or any other Facebook employee knowingly violate the company's obligations under the FTC consent order nor do any emails exist that indicate they did.

Malaysian stock market seeing signs of revival

Overseas investors poured nearly RM350 million into the nation’s stocks last week, the most since late January.

Some lessons for Malaysia from our northern neighbour

For the sake of future generations, PH leaders should be brave enough to put a stop to the political degradation.

Malaysia clever at playing US-China game, says don

'Well played, Dr Mahathir' says political scientist Lynette Ong about the prime minister's stance on the big power rivalry.

G20 finance leaders’ communique to describe trade tensions as ‘intensified’

Group of 20 finance leaders agree to describe trade and geopolitical tensions as "intensified" and pledged to take further action to address these economic risks.

How to price your property right

There’s no need to be worried about a buyer’s market if you price your property right.

Why the Overnight Policy Rate affects Malaysians’ pockets

How does a change in the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) affect your financial standing?

Shrinking factory activity nothing to worry about, says economist

Geoffrey Williams says it's all part of a cycle, while Yeah Kim Leng speaks of a silver lining in trade diversion.

S. Korea records first current account deficit in 7 years

The data comes a day after the Bank of Korea reported the economy shrank 0.4% quarter-on-quarter in the first three months.

Najib accuses Guan Eng of lying over actual national debt

After previously saying the country’s debt and liabilities had gone up from RM1 trillion to RM1.1 trillion, Najib says Lim Guan Eng is now saying the debt-to-GDP ratio has gone down by 3.9%.

PPBM working fine with Warisan, says Dr M

Prime Minister points out that Warisan even has three full ministers in the federal government.

Economists hail proposal for gold-backed currency

They say it will curtail currency trading and help attract foreign investors.

Why a political feud could add to Thailand’s slowdown

Thailand still doesn’t have a new government in place following March’s divisive election, and the delay is pushing out the timeline for big infrastructure projects just as the economy slows down.

US adds Malaysia to watch list for currency manipulators

A US Treasury report says Malaysia's current account surplus has narrowed substantially over the past decade on higher consumption and investment.

Malaysia maintains position in world competitiveness ranking

Malaysia also emerged second among the 28 economies with GDP per capita less than US$20,000.

Vietnam wants to make the leap from gold bars to credit...

Vietnam plans to make the leap from gold to credit cards in a bid to keep up with the global trend toward cashless transactions.

Vietnam’s economy could soon be bigger than Singapore’s

DBS Bank Ltd says Vietnam’s economy could be bigger than Singapore’s in a decade's time.