Below is the opening keynote address by Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz at the Malaysian Banking and Finance Summit 2021 at 9.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 15): The move by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) instructing banking institutions to work on the exemption of interest payments for recipients of the targeted payment assistance has generally taken analysts by surprise.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 14): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has instructed banking institutions to work on the exemption from interest payments for recipients of the bank loan moratorium immediately.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 7): RHB Research has maintained its “neutral” rating on the property sector, and said it expects the new Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme rules not to have a positive impact on the sector, nor a significant negative impact.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 2): YTL Hospitality REIT is currently on the lookout for quality assets amid the industry downturn led by the pandemic, and does not rule out potential acquisitions in the near-to-medium term with the emergence of yield-accretive assets, analysts said.
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 28): Kerjaya Prospek Property Bhd is buying a parcel of leasehold land in Sungai Buloh, Selangor for RM42 million cash, to expand its landbank size.
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 27): The hearing of former premier Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s (pictured) application to stay proceedings and to set aside the bankruptcy notice on the grounds of abuse of process in the Inland Revenue Board’s (IRB) bankruptcy claim against him is set for Dec 7.
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): Despite Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) move to slash growth forecast for 2021 to the 3% to 4% range, some economists are still holding out hope for growth to come in above 4% this year.
BNM says banks will continue to offer targeted loan repayment assistance to borrowers when moratorium ends
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said today banks in the country will continue to offer the Covid-19 pandemic-driven targeted loan-repayment assistance to borrowers when the loan-repayment moratorium expires by the end of 2021.