Category Archives: Business

MALAYSIA’S GDP REVISED UPWARD BETWEEN 5.3-5.5 PCT IN 2017, SAYS MAYBANK

KUALA LUMPUR- Maybank Investment Bank has revised its upward growth forecast for Malaysia's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 to between 5.3 per cent and 5.5 per cent from 4.2 per cent recorded last year, on improving key economic fundamentals

AMBASSADOR VISITS MAYBANK BRANCH

H.E. Ambassador Agus Salim Yusof visited the Maybank branch in Bahrain for the first time on 17 August 2017. Ambassador Agus met with the Bank's General Manager, Mr. Nor Rashidi Mohammad and spent almost 2 hours discussing on Bahrain's

RM650,000 Allocated To Rehabilitate Rivers In Sibuti

MIRI: A total of RM650,000 has been allocated for projects to rehabilitate rivers in the Sibuti parliamentary constituency as part of flood mitigation work.Sibuti MP Ahmad Lai Bujang, who handed over the allocation to 130 village security and developme...

FITCH RATINGS AFFIRMS ‘A-‘ RATING FOR MALAYSIA WITH STABLE OUTLOOK

KUALA LUMPUR-- Fitch Ratings has affirmed Malaysia's long-term foreign and local-currency issuer default rating (IDRs) at 'A-' with stable outlook.In a statement, the credit ratings agency said, Malaysia's rating was supported by strong gross domestic ...

THAI CUSTOMS FOIL CIGARETTE SMUGGLING ATTEMPT FROM MALAYSIA

NARATHIWAT, Thailand -- Thai Customs foiled an attempt to smuggle in 51,000 packs of cigarettes in 200 boxes from Pengkalan Kubur, Kelantan on Tuesday. Takbai Customs chief Siripong Wutta-tinan said the cigarettes, worth THB5 million (approximately RM6...

MALAYSIA ON TRACK TO EXPORT RM50 BLN HALAL PRODUCTS BY 2020

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia -- Malaysia is on track to export RM50 billion halal products by 2020 from RM42.18 billion last year, aided with more entrepreneurs increasing their presence in the global market, said Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC...

DECISION TO RESUME SEARCH FOR MH370 DEPENDS ON EXPERTS, COUNTRIES INVOLVED

KUALA LIPIS, Malaysia -- The decision whether the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will resume or not will depend on experts' findings and the agreement of the three countries involved, says Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai. He said this

MALAYSIA: POLICE READY TO DEAL WITH TERRORIST THREAT DURING SEA GAMES, NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION – IGP

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The police are ready to deal with any possible terrorist threat during the SEA Games, which officially open on Saturday, and the National Day celebrations on Aug 31, said Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar. He

MALAYSIA WINS FIRST SEA GAMES GOLD IN CHINLONE LINKING

KUALA LUMPUR-- Malaysia won its first gold medal from 'chinlone linking' which was also the first Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games gold medal Wednesdaty. In the final match at the Titiwangsa Indoor Stadium here, the national chinlone squad which was

MALAYSIA: EVISA, EVCOMM INITIATIVES FACILITATE TOURIST ARRIVALS WITHOUT COMPROMISING SECURITY

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia -- Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak today launched two important initiatives by the Immigration Department, the eVISA and the eVISA Communications Centre (eVCOMM) to facilitate tourist and visitor arrivals without compromising national security.

When launching the key initiatives