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14% export figures under BN higher than 1.1% in April, Najib...

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.

GDP growth in Q2 likely to be robust, says finance ministry

This comes after positive growth of 1.1% in exports in April.

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%.

Swiss economy fights off global slowdown as growth surges

Swiss Gross domestic product (GDP) has risen while consumer spending is also experiencing growth.

21% of GDP expected to be digitised by 2022, says Guan...

The finance minister says the government is committed to driving Malaysia's digital economy agenda in an inclusive and sustainable manner.

Economic growth slows as exports, investments slide

GDP expanded 4.5% from a year ago, down from 4.7% in the fourth quarter.

Asian economies set to dominate 7% growth club during 2020s

India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar, the Philippines, Ethiopia and Côte d’Ivoire are expected to reach the 7% growth pace.

Fed’s Kaplan says rates in right place but keeping an open...

'Overall inflation pressures in the US will remain muted and tweaking monetary policy won’t impact that.'

Trade war back on the radar for emerging markets as dollar...

'Markets are considering on the possible breakdown in US-Sino trade talks.'

DBS posts record profit on lending gains, raises bar for Singapore...

DBS, nearly 30% owned by state investor Temasek Holdings, said its loans grew 1% in the latest quarter from the fourth quarter.

Bank of Japan cuts inflation, economic growth forecasts

The BoJ revised down its inflation forecast for the year to March 2021 to 1.3% from 1.4%.

World Bank sees 4.7% growth for economy in 2019

Lead economist Richard Record says the country's fundamentals are sound.

Singapore central bank seen keeping policy on hold amid trade woes

Seventeen of 20 analysts polled, or 85%, expect the Monetary Authority of Singapore to keep its exchange-rate based policy steady

6 people fall into poverty in Nigeria every minute

The number of destitute in Nigeria is believed to be growing by 6 people every minute, according to a paper from The Brookings Institution.

Singapore’s growth at 2-year low

The pace of growth in the Singapore economy is expected to slow in 2019 as compared to 2018.

Bumiputera entrepreneurs’ contribution to GDP still low, says minister

The government is trying to get proper feedback before implementing measures to empower Bumiputera entrepreneurs, says Redzuan Yusof.

Economy grew at 4.7% for 2018, says Bank Negara Malaysia

BNM governor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus paints a healthy picture of the economy, citing current account surplus and liquidity in the banking sector.

Improvements expected in Q4 2018, says economist

Yeah Kim Leng says GDP for the full year may be close to 5%.

Malaysia saw boost in exports for Q4 2018 despite worries over...

This is spurred by exports and private consumption, say economists.

Indonesia’s economy grows faster than expected, rupiah firms

The rupiah strengthens slightly after the data while the stock market remained steady.

Elections to fuel Philippines’ 2019 growth, economic chief says

Philippines' chief economist says spending for the mid-term elections can add 1-2% to this year’s GDP expansion.

China’s economy grew at slowest pace in 28 years in 2018

Economists widely expect the slowdown to deepen.

China set to post slowest growth in 28 years in 2018,...

Growing signs of weakness in China are stoking worries about risks to the world economy and are weighing on profits for firms.

China revises 2017 GDP growth downward to 6.8%

Economists in China and abroad have long suspected data is massaged upward.