Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Malaysia's oil palm farmers will be getting a US$553 million election-year windfall from an initial share sale of a giant state-controlled palm oil plantation company, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced on Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Malaysia marked Labour Day with Prime Minister Najib Razak announcing plans for the first minimum wage for private-sector employees in a move that would benefit more than 3 million low-income workers.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Malaysia's central bank Wednesday cut its economic growth forecast for 2012 as the debt crisis in Europe saps its appetite for Asia's exports.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Malaysia said Wednesday exports rose a weaker-than-expected 0.4 percent year-on-year in January owing to a sharp fall in demand from major markets including China and Europe.
Malaysia's government said Wednesday it has sealed an 8.5-billion-ringgit (US$2.8 billion) deal to acquire Tanjong Energy Holdings in one of the country's biggest power asset sales.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Malaysia looks set to introduce a minimum wage of between 800 ringgit (US$265) and 1,000 ringgit (US$332) per month, as pressure mounts on the government to ensure that private-sector workers earn salaries above the poverty level.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Thousands rallied Sunday in Malaysia in the biggest protest yet against an Australian miner's rare earths plant, as the opposition vowed to shut down the facility if it came to power.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended Malaysia for its prudent economic management, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Monday, February 20, 2012
The demand for trade credit insurance among Malaysian exporters, including the small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to protect for non-payment by overseas buyers have risen significantly amid the global bleak economic scenario sparked by the eurozone sovereign debt crisis and the weak U.S. economy.
Monday, February 6, 2012
China's chokehold on the rare earths vital for everything from iPads to missiles is widely expected to end soon, thanks in large part to a contentious new plant in Malaysia.