The former finance minister takes a swipe at his successor for claiming the positive export growth is an early sign of a robust second-quarter GDP growth.
This comes after positive growth of 1.1% in exports in April.
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%.
Swiss Gross domestic product (GDP) has risen while consumer spending is also experiencing growth.
The finance minister says the government is committed to driving Malaysia's digital economy agenda in an inclusive and sustainable manner.
GDP expanded 4.5% from a year ago, down from 4.7% in the fourth quarter.
India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar, the Philippines, Ethiopia and Côte d’Ivoire are expected to reach the 7% growth pace.
'Overall inflation pressures in the US will remain muted and tweaking monetary policy won’t impact that.'
'Markets are considering on the possible breakdown in US-Sino trade talks.'
DBS, nearly 30% owned by state investor Temasek Holdings, said its loans grew 1% in the latest quarter from the fourth quarter.
The BoJ revised down its inflation forecast for the year to March 2021 to 1.3% from 1.4%.
Lead economist Richard Record says the country's fundamentals are sound.
Seventeen of 20 analysts polled, or 85%, expect the Monetary Authority of Singapore to keep its exchange-rate based policy steady
The number of destitute in Nigeria is believed to be growing by 6 people every minute, according to a paper from The Brookings Institution.
The pace of growth in the Singapore economy is expected to slow in 2019 as compared to 2018.
The government is trying to get proper feedback before implementing measures to empower Bumiputera entrepreneurs, says Redzuan Yusof.
BNM governor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus paints a healthy picture of the economy, citing current account surplus and liquidity in the banking sector.
Yeah Kim Leng says GDP for the full year may be close to 5%.
This is spurred by exports and private consumption, say economists.
The rupiah strengthens slightly after the data while the stock market remained steady.
Philippines' chief economist says spending for the mid-term elections can add 1-2% to this year’s GDP expansion.
Economists widely expect the slowdown to deepen.
Growing signs of weakness in China are stoking worries about risks to the world economy and are weighing on profits for firms.
Economists in China and abroad have long suspected data is massaged upward.