Malaysia Morning News For March 27

Malaysia Morning News For March 27

Malaysia morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Malaysia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.


Malaysia morning news

Central bank says ringgit, exchange rate volatility due to cyclical factors
Bank Negara said in its 2016 Annual Report that a large part of the rise in exchange rate volatility in recent years can be attributed to cyclical factors.
The Star Online

Overvalued Malaysian other stocks – a call for vigilance
SHOULD it be taken as a warning sign that world stocks are seen as most overvalued in 17 years, as revealed by a Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) survey of fund managers?
The Star Online

As jets fill up, Malaysia Airlines shops around for widebody planes
Malaysia Airlines is looking to lease widebody planes to boost its network from next year and will make a decision on an order of new planes for delivery from 2019 later this year, the carrier’s chief executive told Reuters.
New Straits Times

Malaysia to increase imports from Indonesia this month
Malaysian buyers are ramping up imports of Indonesian palm oil as local supply battles to recover from the lingering impact of last year’s crop-damaging El Nino weather.
New Straits Times

‘Big data’ firm denies doing election work in Malaysia
Behavioural research company SCL Group denied today a report claiming that Barisan Nasional (BN) was using its “big data” services for the upcoming 14th general elections.
Malay Mail Online

Report: ‘Third wave’ of Chinese migration as thousands move to Malaysia
Almost 8,000 Chinese nationals have emigrated to Malaysia since 2002, dubbed the “third wave” of Chinese migration, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported.
Malay Mail Online

Malaysia Considers Indonesia Important in Strengthening Its Territories Security
Defence Ministers from Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines will hold a trilateral meeting in Sabah next month to discuss maritime security in the Sulu sea.

64 Indonesian Police Officers Receive Awards from Malaysian Govt
At least 64 Indonesian police personnel received awards from the Malaysian police for assisting to free Ling-Ling, a Malaysian citizen in Johor Bahru state.

BSN to offer 13,536 prizes to depositors of SSP this year
Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) is offering 13,536 prizes to depositors of BSN Premium Savings Certificate (SSP) throughout this year.
New Straits Times

Call for rightsizing to cut debt level
There is an urgent need to rightsize the public sector as rapidly expanding operating expenditure continues to suppress development expenditure, causing a rise in debt level and debt servicing cost, said economists.
New Straits Times

TNB’s Jimah project on track for completion by December 2019
The construction of the RM12bil Jimah East Power (JEP) plant in Jimah, Port Dickson is on track and is expected to be completed as scheduled by December 2019.
The Star Online

CIMB Research retains Hold for KLCC Property at RM7.69
CIMB Equities Research is retaining its Hold call on KLCC Property Holdings Bhd (KLCCP) with a higher dividend discount model-based (DDM) target price of RM7.69.
The Star Online

Nuclear infrastructure review report to be tabled in cabinet soon
The final report of the Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) Mission Phase 1 will be tabled in the cabinet soon to find out whether it could be made public or not, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.
Malay Mail Online

Cooperation vital to instil interest in STEM education, says deputy minister
The cooperation of all quarters is vital in instilling passion and creating awareness among students on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Mary Yap Kain Ching.
— Malay Mail Online

Chinese overtake Singapore as top Malaysia property investors
China has eclipsed Singapore as the biggest source of investment in Malaysian real estate, as soaring domestic property prices push mainland investors to hunt for bargains abroad.
Financial Times

Jong Nam case: 4 police officers enter North Korean embassy
More than a month after the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, Malaysian police finally managed to enter the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
Free Malaysia Today

Malaysia is gearing towards launching only energy-efficient vehicles (EEV) by 2025, denoting a 100% EEV penetration, from 42.8% in 2016, said Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) CEO Datuk Madani Sahari.
Malaysia Chronicle



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