My Sinchew/ Budget

Politics or economy first?

Politics and economy are inseparable. If politics is on the right track, the economy will get a definite lift. Similarly, if the economy is in disarray, politics will also suffer, and fundamental support base will be in tatters.

2017 Budget expected to be expansionary: MIER

The Budget 2017 is expected to be an expansionary one focusing on boosting the purchasing power of the people and private investments.

MIER maintains 4.2% GDP growth

The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) has maintained its projection of 4.2 per cent growth in the country's real gross domestic product (GDP) this year as the external sector remained sluggish.

Rising cost major concern for Malaysians:

Malaysians are concerned about the rising cost of living and would like a reduction in income tax and more efforts to curb crime and enhance the delivery of affordable housing schemes, according to a survey by Malaysia.

Retirement planning must include housing, social engagement

Retirement planning must include housing and social engagement for retirees to maintain their standard of living in old age, a syariah-registered Financial Planner said.

Budget to support growth amidst slow fiscal consolidation: RAM Ratings

RAM Ratings expects Budget 2017 to remain supportive due to the weak external environment and slower gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 4.2 per cent as compared with 5.0 per cent in 2015.

Budget to strengthen national economy in facing global slowdown: Najib

The 2017 Budget, which will be presented in Parliament on Friday, will cover measures to strengthen and move forward the Malaysian economy to face the global slowdown, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Macroscopic planning to lift sustainability

The government can no longer count on handout policies to stimulate the economy. We must create a more sustainable model to lift the national economy for the well-being of all Malaysians.

Budget: Pikom seeks affordability of ICT products, services

The National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) has expressed the hope that the government would improve the affordability and availability of information and communications technology (ICT) goods and services in the 2017 Budget, saying this would benefit the public.

Perodua suggests incentives for first time national car buyers

Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) hopes the government will consider including special incentives for first time national vehicle buyers in the upcoming Budget 2017.


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