KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 6): A resurgence of daily Covid-19 infection cases following the emergence of new variants, high building material prices, a potential overhang among property stocks ahead of the general election and earlier-than-expected rate hikes are hindering real estate from recovering, said RHB Investment Bank.
PETALING JAYA (Dec 16): Hong Leong Bank (HLB) and Hong Leong Islamic Bank have introduced HLB Solar Plus Loan/Financing-i, a green energy financing facility where homeowners could install solar power systems, on Wednesday (Dec 15).
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 8): Maybank Investment Bank (Maybank IB) Research on Wednesday upgraded the Malaysian property sector to "neutral" (from "negative") after the share prices of property stocks under its coverage have retreated by 10% to 20% to more realistic valuations.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 4): Fitch Solutions, the research unit of Fitch Group, is expecting Bank Negara Malaysia to raise the overnight policy rate (OPR) by 50 basis points (bps) to 2.
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 3): The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) during the MPC’s final 2021 meeting on Wednesday (Nov 3) decided to maintain the overnight policy rate (OPR) at 1.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 14): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) welcomes the Financial Management & Resilience Programme (URUS) by Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK) and the banking industry, which seeks to aid B50 borrowers with performing loans who have lost their jobs or who are experiencing income loss of at least 50%.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 8): Banks have come up with a counter proposal to the government's interest waiver plan, and some banking sources say it has been submitted to the authorities.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 29): Malaysia’s overall household debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio improved to 89.