SINGAPORE: Singapore is expecting a significant jump in the overall budget deficit this year.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 4): Employers say they have been caught by surprise by the government’s recent announcement that the minimum wage in major cities will be raised to RM1,200 from RM1,100 currently, given that a revision was just made at the start of the year.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 30): A Hong Kong daily has reported that Malaysia is “luring foreign buyers” of unsold homes, “targeting wealthy mainland Chinese and Hong Kong residents”.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 16): The implementation of RM1,200 minimum wage a month as proposed in Budget 2020 should be revised higher, unless Cabinet ministers themselves could live with that level of salary, said PKR lawmaker Wong Chen [PH-Subang].
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 16): TA Securities Research has upgraded the property sector to "Overweight" (from Neutral) and said since August 2019, developers' share prices were heavily bashed down amid concerns on rising property overhang and slow property demand due to financing issues.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 15): Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda) president Datuk Soam Heng Choon is of the view that there is not much in Budget 2020 for the property sector, as many of the measures listed are already in place.
PETALING JAYA (Oct 15): Paramount Property Development Sdn Bhd lauded the government’s move to lower the property price threshold for foreign ownership as this is a good way of managing market inventories while welcoming global citizens to Malaysia, thus creating vibrancy to the market.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 14): If one looks at the recently tabled Budget 2020 from the eyes of millennials and those of the Z generation or Gen Z, as they are called, there appears to be a decent chunk dedicated to them, so much so that Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has termed it a “2020 Youth Budget”.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 13): The government says its move to lower the foreign ownership threshold for condominiums and apartments in the city area to RM600,000 from RM1 million is aimed at reducing the oversupply of such units, which stood at RM8.
PETALING JAYA (Oct 12): Knight Frank Malaysia in a statement today said the federal government's Budget 2020 announcement is a bold move aimed at the overhang of condominiums and serviced apartments amounting to RM8.