KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Government's total tax revenue for this year is expected to register a 1.4% increase to RM162.1 billion or 23.4% of GDP, on higher investment income and also from petroleum income tax (Pita).
KUALA LUMPUR: The services sector, which accounts for more than half of the country's economy, is expected to grow 3.6% in 2010 from 2.1% in 2009, underpinned by a favourable performance in several sectors.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government remains committed to enhance the country's competitiveness by further liberalisation and market driven policies, says Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
In his preface to the Economic Report released on Friday, Oct 23, the Prime Minister said the government remained committed to greater accountability and transparency.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Budget 2010 will lay the foundation for the new economic model and the formulation of the 10th Malaysia Plan.
The Economic Report released on Friday, Oct 23 said measures would be taken to move the country to a high-income economy.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has revised downwards its forecast for the economy this year and expects gross domestic product (GDP) to contract at a smaller pace of 3% instead of shrinking by up to 4% under its earlier forecast.
SHANGHAI: China is risking property-market “bubbles” to encourage growth in the world’s third-largest economy, according to former Morgan Stanley Asian economist Andy Xie.
KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB-Mapletree Management Sdn Bhd (CMM) has completed the acquisition of Patimas Computers Bhd’s headquarters building for RM60 million.
The property, located in Technology Park Malaysia (TPM), Bukit Jalil, comprises a 2-storey purposed built Grade A office building with a gross area of 138,000 sq ft.
KUALA LUMPUR: Rent prices in the Brooklyn apartment market are showing signs of stability following swings in rents and vacancies underpinned by job losses, according to a report.
However, it is unlikely that the market has hit bottom yet, said real estate investment services firm Marcus & Millichap in their 4Q apartment research report.