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60% of halal product manufacturers non-Muslims, says minister

Mujahid Yusof said this is because non-Muslim producers realise the importance of halal certification for their products to be marketed successfully.

Manufacturers to focus on curbing Southeast Asia plastic waste

The US$1 billion fund will finance city partnerships and infrastructure to support waste management in Southeast Asian countries.

Impose sugar tax on manufacturers, not consumers, says think tank

The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says consumers cannot be relied on to change and adopt healthy habits.

Healthcare industry spending to reach RM80 bil by 2020

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad says Malaysia fulfils 80% of the world’s demand for catheters and 60% for rubber gloves.

Asian firms shuffle production around the region as China tariffs hit

Quick reactions to the US tariffs are possible because many large manufacturers have facilities in multiple countries and can move at least small amounts of production without building new factories.

Apple supplier shares slide after Trump tells tech giant to make...

The technology sector is one of the biggest potential losers in the US$200 billion tariff list proposed by Washington on Chinese imports because the tariffs would make imported computer parts more expensive.

US-Mexico trade talks may pivot from metals tariffs to quotas

A quota system would keep US metal prices high by limiting supply and lead to potential shortages - any push for quotas faces strong opposition in all three countries.

Some manufacturers feeling trade war pinch, according to survey

The National Association for Business Economics also found in its monthly report that members unanimously expected economic growth to continue in the next year.

UK’s Fox keeps open ‘No Deal’ Brexit option as business balks

Fox’s remarks will do little to dispel fears among UK manufacturers that Brexit may disrupt the movement of components and workers -- and force them to relocate operations to the continent.

Ignore manufacturers’ complaints on Brexit, Farage tells May

Farage said the manufacturing industry is too small to be allowed to hold back Brexit.

Survey: Malaysians expect prices to drop post-GST

More than half the respondents believe prices will drop, while 69% say their spending habits will likely change.