PETALING JAYA (June 12): Kuala Lumpur is the 182nd most expensive city in the world, according to the latest cost of living survey published by international information and data provider ECA International.
KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): A majority, or 82%, of Malaysian consumers are optimistic about the country's economic outlook and perceive the recent government initiatives, such as the reduction of goods and services tax (GST) to 0% on June 1, as being good for consumers, according to a survey conducted by Nielsen Malaysia.
SUBANG (May 30): The zero rating of the goods and services tax (GST) that is to take effect from June 1 is seen as a positive for the property market as it would encourage people to buy properties, said Paramount Corp Bhd.
PETALING JAYA (May 17): Property prices are expected to drop following the goods and services tax (GST) rate reduction to zero from 6% prior, with commercial properties to see an immediate drop come June, said the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda) president Datuk Seri FD Iskandar.
PETALING JAYA (May 17): With zero-rated Goods and Service Tax (GST) beginning next month, property consultants expect it to be a fresh lead that encourages purchasers to end the wait-and-see approach and make their buying decision.
PETALING JAYA (May 17): Taxation consultants lauded the government’s move of zero-rated GST as it will improve the ease of doing business in Malaysia and lessen the hassle for developers, especially those who have mixed-use developments.
PETALING JAYA (May 17): Although the imposition of the zero-rated Goods and Service Tax (GST) came earlier than expected, Maybank Investment Bank views the latest announcement by the new Pakatan Harapan (Pakatan) led government as a positive move which could spur the earnings growth of the property development industry.