After 4Q19 economic slowdown, OCBC expects another OPR cut in March

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 12): OCBC Bank Research is expecting Malaysia to cut interest rate further this March, after a recent one in January, following lower-than-expected GDP growth during the fourth quarter of last year (4Q19), that could slow further this quarter (1Q2020), due to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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REITs stand out against low interest rates

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 3): Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are expected to be sought after, more so after Bank Negara Malaysia’s recent cut in the overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points which resulted in lower bank deposit rates.

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