Malaysia Morning News For March 7

Malaysia Morning News For March 7

Malaysia morning newsContinuity Behind Strengthening Singapore-Malaysia Ties
The eighth Singapore-Malaysia Leaders’ Retreat held in Singapore on January 14 and 15 2018 witnessed a milestone in bilateral ties.
— AEC News Today

Malaysia Aims To Secure RM200 Bln Approved Investments In 2018
Malaysia aims to secure RM200 billion in approved investments this year, said Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Azman Mahmud.
— Malaysian Digest

Palm recovers in cautious trade ahead of industry price forecasts
Malaysian palm oil futures rose on Tuesday, recovering some of the ground lost in the previous three sessions, on the back of a government production forecast that came within expectations.
— Business Recorder

Special Tax Cuts, Incentives To Spur Investments In Less Developed Areas
Special tax cuts and incentives from the government are available for companies to set up their operations in the lesser developed parts of Malaysia, said Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
— Malaysian Digest

CIMB Bank launches one-minute home financing
CIMB Bank Bhd has launched its 1-Minute Home Financing on the CIMB InstaApproval digital platform which enables a faster, secure, paperless and hassle-free home ownership journey via an instant approval process.
— The Star Online

Consulus adds Malaysia to its Global Network
Consulus, a unique multidisciplinary business and design consulting company designed to help unify organizations and businesses to be purpose-driven, announces the opening of Consulus Malaysia, the company’s 13th office in its global network.
— The Daily Telescope

Two-thirds of Gen Z in Malaysia want to start own business
About two-thirds of the Generation Z in Malaysia want to start their own business after they have gained sufficient work experience and capital in the job market, according to a study by the Asian Institute of Finance (AIF).
— The Star Online

Globetronics taking a breather, says AllianceDBS Research
AllianceDBS Research said Globetronics Technology Bhd (Gtronic) had on March 6 traded within previous day’s range to form an inside day bar before closing near the day’s low at RM5.62 (up 9 sen or 1.62%).
— The Edge Markets

Malaysia extends bauxite mining ban to June 30
Malaysia has extended a moratorium on bauxite mining, as it grapples with a stockpile that has yet to be cleared despite an official halt to mining activities more than two years ago.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia: Business connector platform BEAM raises funding from SOSV, Artesian Ventures
BEAM, a business and opportunity connector platform, has raised an undisclosed amount in a funding round from SOSV, Australia-based Artesian Ventures, and angel investors.
— DealStreetAsia

MMC’s Northport granted 30-year extension to concession for Port Klang
MMC Corp Bhd’s indirect subsidiary Northport (Malaysia) Bhd has been granted a 30-year extension to its concession for Northport and Southpoint in Port Klang, which ended in Dec 1, 2013, following a privatisation agreement signed among the port services provider, the government and Port Kelang Authority (PKA) today.
— The Sun Daily

TA Global says it has not been contacted by FBI
TA Global Bhd and its Chief Executive Officer Tiah Joo Kim have not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or any authorities over matters raised in a CNN report.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia extends bauxite mining ban, stockpile yet to be cleared
Malaysia has extended a moratorium on bauxite mining, as it grapples with a stockpile that has yet to be cleared despite an official halt to mining activities more than two years ago.
— Business Insider

Malaysia anticipating two key trade related events
Malaysia is looking at two key events this week that will have negative and positive bearings on its trade with other countries.
— New Straits Times


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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