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Tag: food prices

Nothing political but we’re feeling the pinch, say Rantau grocers

Grocers and food stall owners in Rantau say things have been getting more expensive and their profit margins have been going down.

Get to the bottom of hike in food prices, Putrajaya told

Consumer and restaurant groups urge the government to go after those in the production line who may have been taking advantage of the situation.

China prices rise as cost of food spikes

Extreme typhoon weather affected agricultural production even as the country scrambles to contain an outbreak of African swine fever that has spread through pig farms, with pork prices rising significantly since August.

Saudi Arabia deposits US$200 million to shore up Yemen riyal

The oil-rich kingdom, which leads a coalition fighting Shiite rebels in support of Hadi's beleaguered government, already deposited US$2 billion in the central bank in January to try to shore up the riyal.

Consumer group: Cartels, not taxes, to blame for hike in food...

Consumers Association of Subang and Shah Alam, Selangor president Jacob George says the government needs strong political will to remove cartels and middlemen from the system.

Remove approved permit system for lower food prices, says consumer group

Fomca says the system forces retailers to buy food items only from AP holders, which results in higher prices for consumers.

Malaysia’s Feb inflation rate at 1.4%, below forecast

February's annual inflation rate was below the 1.9% forecast in a Reuters poll, and well below the 2.7% posted in January.

The folly of comparing Malaysia with other countries

As Malaysians, we are interested only in our own well being based on the resources and talents we possess.

Mamak eateries wary of raising food prices, claims association

This is because the restaurants were once boycotted for this reason, says Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Owners Association (Presma).