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Car versus property: Time to focus on what really matters

Time to reconsider if buying a car that depreciates in value is better than buying a property that appreciates in value.

Up to 30% discounts at Raya Fair Price bazaar in Putrajaya

It is being held in bringing the government's commitment to help the people cope with the cost of living, especially during festive seasons.

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.'

Is using EPF contributions a solution to owning a home?

If the property options are good - features, size and location - this should be considered as a good piece of property is always a good hedge against inflation.

The Fed has a problem with its approach to inflation targeting

WASHINGTON: There’s a flaw at the heart of central banking’s approach to inflation targeting that’s become a hot issue for the Federal Reserve as...

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%.

Deflation better than inflation, right? Think again

Deflation tells us demand may not be robust enough and businesses may have to reduce prices to secure demand, which is not happy news for the economy.

Release of Bumiputera quota after 6 months will help move unsold...

Housing developers can now improve their cashflow issues and focus on their next projects.

Ask bosses why graduates get less now, says Maszlee

Education Ministry to give its view 'at right time' on Bank Negara's finding that starting salaries are lower than in 2010.

Low inflation in southeast Asia puts analysts on rate-cut watch

Food prices have been falling across the region, driving down inflation and pushing up real interest rates.

IMF: Malaysia’s economic growth to stabilise in medium term

It notes that growth has averaged above 5% over the past five years, leading to higher per capita income and reducing already-low poverty.

What deflation means for Malaysia

Headline inflation numbers in Malaysia actually tell us very little about the level of demand in the economy.

Indonesia inflation rate drops to lowest in almost a decade

According to statistics, consumer prices rose 2.57% in February, the lowest since November 2009.

Government to study high cost of living despite low inflation rate

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says a committee has been formed between the finance ministry and the domestic trade and consumer affairs ministry to study the matter.

January Consumer Price Index seen falling for first time since 2009

Economists attribute this to lower transport costs.

Duterte signs bills to ease inflation, boost central bank powers

Philippine president approves amendments to the central bank charter that would expand its powers, restore the institution’s ability to issue debt, and pave the way for additional government capital.

Indonesia’s inflation seen moderating to 3% in Jan

Bank Indonesia's target range for 2019 is between 2.5% and 4.5%.

MIER expects business conditions to improve in Q1

Outcome of US-China trade talks due in March will have a great effect on market, it adds.

Philippines central bank is still on guard even as prices cool

Philippine's central bank governor says policy responses will be data dependent, timely and appropriate.

Bank Negara maintains OPR at 3.25%

The central bank says the latest indicators point towards sustained economic expansion, with domestic demand expected to remain the key driver of growth this year.

December inflation steady at 0.2% year-on-year, below forecast

Inflation has been mild since the government scrapped the goods and services tax.

Think tank sees headwinds for economy this year

SERC projects economic growth of 4.7% in 2019 compared to 4.8% in 2018, lower than the government's projection of 4.9% for the year.

India’s plunging inflation rate opens door to monetary easing

Government data shows that annual retail price inflation last month declined to its lowest level since June 2017.