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September CPI up 4.3%

Inflation rate rose above 4% again in September.


China's Q3 economic growth slows but on course to beat target

China's economy slowed marginally in the third quarter but is well on course to beat the government's annual target, cementing Xi Jinping's standing as he prepares to be handed a second term in power at a key Communist Party conclave.


Jan-Aug trade up 22.6%

The country's trade volume increased 22.6% to RM1.163 trillion during January-August 2017 period, with electrical and electronic products the largest exports.


Avoid the middle income trap

To deliver ourselves out of the middle income trap, we must put in a whole lot more effort in economic transformation and innovation.


WB revises upward Malaysia's 2017 GDP to 5.2%

The World Bank has revised Malaysia's GDP growth forecast for the year to 5.2% from 4.9% in June.


More US economists see downside economic risks

Amid uncertainty over President Donald Trump's growth agenda, US economists increasingly are worried about risks to the economy, though they see little chance of a recession near term, according to a survey released Monday.


August CPI up 3.7%

Malaysia's consumer price index (CPI), which measures headline inflation, rose 3.7 per cent to 119.9 on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis in August 2017, from 115.6 previously.


Being a developed nation

If we are a nation of happy and satisfied citizens, do we still need to become an economic power in the first place?


Q2 GDP grows 5.8%

Malaysia's economy recorded a robust expansion in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017, recording a 5.8 per cent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) compared with 4.0 per cent in the same quarter last year.


Bailing out the national economy

Unfortunately politics is prevailing over economy at this moment, as rival parties are engrossed in attacking one another instead of working together to lift the country's economy.


 

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