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Malaysia to see 6.0-7.5 PCT GDP if Covid-19 contained

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia can achieve its 2021 its gross domestic product (GDP) growth target of between 6.0 and 7.5 per cent if the Covid-19 health crisis can be stabilised after the eventual lifting the movement control order (MCO 3.0). Minister...

Malaysia’s GDP likely to grow by 0.5 pct in Q1 2021

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) is likely to have grown by 0.5 per cent quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2021 (Q1 2021), compared to the 0.3 per cent contraction seen in Q4 2020, said Moody's Analytics. It...

Countries with the most generous welfare programmes

Source: Finance.yahoo.com To identify the countries with the most generous social programs in the world, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed public social expenditures as a percentage of GDP from “Social Spending Stays at Historically High Levels in Many OECD Countries,” a...

Emergency not for government to hang on to power

KUCHING: The present state of emergency in the country is not used as a weapon by Perikatan Nasional (PN) to cling on to power, Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Willie Mongin insisted. To him the purpose is...

Worst is behind us, Malaysia will emerge stronger by year-end

KUALA LUMPUR: The systematic roll-out of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme and the country’s economic recovery plan that embeds strict adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs) will be the key to drive Malaysia back on its track, making it...

Another lockdown will upset economic growth

KUCHING: Another complete lockdown in the country will upset economic growth, severely impacting businesses and push up unemployment rate, said economist Datuk Dr Madeline Berma. She said if Malaysia decided to impose another lockdown, the country’s gross domestic product (GDP)...

Govt’s debt, liability exposures at RM1.257 trillion as at end-September

KUALA LUMPUR: The government's total debt and liability exposures are estimated to be RM1.257 trillion, or 87.3 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as at the end of September 2020, said Deputy Finance Minister II Mohd Shahar...

Help for those going into online businesses

KUCHING: The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) aims to assist more entrepreneurs to venture into online businesses while assisting those already in the field to enhance their e-commerce platforms. Its minster, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar,...

‘Rich state, poor people’ notion untrue

KUCHING: The perception held by several quarters that Sarawak is a rich state but its people are poor are not accurate, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. “It’s a paradox; yes, Sarawak is rich when you look...

State’s agricultural sector resilient

SARAWAK’S agriculture sector has remained resilient as an important contributor to the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), contributing 12.1 percent or RM16.5 billion to the state’s GDP last year. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said last year,...
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80 percent herd immunity possible by August with CanSino vaccine

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing believes that Sarawak can achieve 80 percent herd immunity...
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