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Wednesday December 07 2016
Malaysia Trade Surplus Beats Forecasts in October  
Malaysia posted a MYR 9.8 billion trade surplus in October of 2016, narrowing from a MYR 12.2 billion surplus a year earlier but beating market estimates of a MYR 8.1 billion surplus, as exports fell more than imports.
Friday November 25 2016
Malaysia Inflation Rate at 3-Month Low of 1.4% in October  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 1.4 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, compared to a 1.5 percent increase in September. It was the lowest figure since July while market expected a 1.5 percent gain, as prices of food and non alcoholic beverage rose at a slower pace while inflation for housing & utilities were steady and cost of transport fell at the same pace as in a month earlier.
Wednesday November 23 2016
Malaysia Holds Key Interest Rate Steady at 3%  
The central bank of Malaysia left its benchmark overnight policy rate unchanged at 3 percent on November 23rd 2016, as expected. While saying that headline inflation for 2016 will be at the lower end of the projected range of 2.0 – 2.5 percent, policymakers judged at the current level of interest rate, the degree of monetary accommodativeness is consistent with the policy stance to ensure the domestic economy continues on a steady growth path.
Friday November 11 2016
Malaysia GDP Growth Beats Estimates in Q3  
Malaysian economy expanded 4.3 percent year-on-year in the three months to September of 2016, faster than a 4.0 percent growth in the previous period and beating market expectations of a 4.1 percent growth. It was the strongest expansion since the fourth quarter of 2015, as a faster increase in private consumption offset a decline in exports and a slowdown in government spending and investment.
Friday November 04 2016
Malaysia Trade Surplus Narrows in September  
Malaysia posted a MYR 7.6 billion trade surplus in September of 2016, compared to a MYR 9.7 billion surplus a year earlier and missing market estimates of a MYR 9.0 billion surplus, as exports fell more than imports.
Friday November 25 2016
Malaysia Inflation Rate Steady at 1.5% in September  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 1.5 percent year-on-year in September of 2016, the same as in August and below market estimates of a 1.7 percent increase. While prices of food rose at a slower pace, inflation for housing & utilities was steady and cost of transport fell less than in a month earlier.
Friday October 07 2016
Malaysia Trade Surplus Largest in 4 Months  
Malaysia reported a MYR 8.51 billion trade surplus in August of 2016, down from MYR 10.16 billion surplus a year earlier but beating market consensus of MYR 7.0 billion. It was the largest trade surplus since April as imports rose more than exports.
Wednesday September 21 2016
Malaysia Inflation Rate Above Forecasts in August  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 1.5 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, compared to a 1.1 percent gain in July and market estimates of a 1.3 percent increase. Prices of food and housing & utilities rose at a slower pace while cost of transport fell less than in a month earlier.
Wednesday September 07 2016
Malaysia Leaves Key Rate Steady at 3%  
Malaysia’s central bank left its benchmark overnight policy rate unchanged at 3 percent on September 7th 2016 as widely expected, following a 25bps cut in July. Policymakers said the economy is projected to expand within expectations in 2016 and to remain on a steady growth path in 2017.
Wednesday September 07 2016
Malaysia Trade Surplus Smallest in 21 Months  
Malaysia reported a MYR 1.91 billion trade surplus in July of 2016, down from MYR 2.37 billion surplus a year earlier and missing market consensus of MYR 4.30 billion. It was the smallest trade surplus since October 2014 as exports fell more than imports.
Wednesday August 24 2016
Malaysia Inflation Rate at 16-Month Low  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 1.1 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, compared to a 1.6 percent gain in June and market estimates of a 1.2 percent increase. It was the lowest inflation figure since March 2015 as prices of food eased while cost of transport declined further and cost of housing & utilities were steady.
Friday August 12 2016
Malaysia GDP Growth Slows for 5th straight Quarter in Q2  
The Malaysian economy expanded 4.0 percent year-on-year in the June quarter of 2016, moderating from a 4.2 percent growth in the previous period and in line with market expectations. It was the 5th straight quarter of decelerating growth as a surge in investment and a faster increase in public consumption and government spending were unable to offset a decline in net exports.
Friday August 05 2016
Malaysia Trade Surplus Narrows in June  
Malaysia reported a MYR5.50 billion trade surplus in June of 2016, down from MYR7.98 billion surplus a year earlier and slightly below market consensus of MYR5.7 billion, as imports rose more than exports.
Wednesday July 20 2016
Malaysia Inflation Rate at 15-Month Low  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 1.6 percent year-on-year in June of 2016, compared to a 2.0 percent gain in May and below market estimates of a 1.8 percent increase. It was the lowest inflation figure since March 2015 as prices of food went up slightly while cost of transport fell further and cost of housing & utilities were steady.
Wednesday July 13 2016
Malaysia Cuts Key Rate to 3%  
Malaysia’s central bank unexpectedly lowered its benchmark overnight policy rate by 25bps to 3 percent on July 13th 2016, bringing borrowing cost to a 2-year low. Policymakers said that uncertainties in the global environment could weigh on Malaysia’s growth prospects and lowered inflation forecasts for 2016. The ceiling and floor rates of the corridor for the overnight policy rate were also cut to 3.25 percent and 2.75 percent respectively.
Friday July 01 2016
Malaysia Trade Surplus Smallest in 10 Months  
Malaysia reported a MYR3.30 billion trade surplus in May of 2016, down from MYR5.51 billion surplus a year earlier and way below market consensus of MYR8.7 billion. It was the smallest trade surplus since July 2015 as exports unexpectedly fell while imports rebounded.
Wednesday June 15 2016
Malaysia Inflation Rate at 13-Month Low  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.0 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, compared to a 2.1 percent gain in April and matching market estimates. It was the lowest inflation figure since April 2015 as prices of food and housing & utilities eased while cost of transport fell further.
Friday June 03 2016
Malaysia Trade Surplus Widens in April  
Malaysia reported a MYR9.06 billion trade surplus in April of 2016, up from MYR6.87 billion surplus a year earlier and beating market consensus of MYR7.6 billion, as exports rose while imports fell.
Friday May 20 2016
Malaysia Inflation Rate at 12-Month Low  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, slowing from a 2.6 percent increase in March and slightly below market estimates of a 2.2 percent rise. It is the lowest inflation figure since May 2015 as prices moderated for most categories while cost of clothing & footwear, transport and communication fell.
Thursday May 19 2016
Malaysia Holds Key Rate at 3.25%  
The central bank of Malaysia left its overnight policy rate unchanged at 3.25 percent for an eleventh consecutive meeting on May 19th 2016, recognizing downside risks in the global economic and financial environment. Policymakers said the economic growth moderated slightly in the first quarter in line with estimates and inflation is expected to trend lower for the rest of the year due to the low energy and commodity prices.
Friday May 13 2016
Malaysia GDP Growth Weakest in 3 Years  
The Malaysian economy expanded by 4.2 percent year-on-year in the March quarter of 2016, moderating from a 4.5 percent growth in the previous period but slightly above market expectations of a 4.1 percent expansion. It is the weakest growth since the first quarter of 2013 as a faster increase in private and public consumption were not sufficient enough to offset a significant slowdown in investment and a decline in exports.
Friday May 06 2016
Malaysia Trade Surplus Hits 5-Month High in March  
Malaysia reported a MYR11.2 billion trade surplus in March of 2016, up from MYR7.8 billion surplus a year earlier and above market consensus of MYR7.1 billion. It was the highest surplus since October of 2015, as exports edged up 0.2 percent while imports fell 5.5 percent.
Wednesday April 20 2016
Malaysia Inflation Rate at 5-Month Low  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.6 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, slowing from a 4.2 percent increase in February and below market estimates of a 3.6 percent rise. It is the lowest inflation figure since November 2015 as prices of food and housing & utilities rose at a faster pace while cost of transport declined sharply.
Wednesday April 06 2016
Malaysia Trade Surplus Widens in February  
Malaysia reported a MYR7.35 billion trade surplus in February of 2016, up significantly from MYR4.55 billion surplus a year earlier and above market consensus, as exports rose more than imports.
Friday March 25 2016
Malaysia Inflation Rate Highest in Over 7 Years  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 4.2 percent year-on-year in February of 2016, as compared to a 3.5 percent increase in January and above market consensus of a 4.0 percent rise. It is the highest inflation figure since December 2008, as cost increased for all categories.
Wednesday March 09 2016
Malaysia Leaves Key Rate Unchanged at 3.25%  
The central bank of Malaysia kept its overnight policy rate on hold at 3.25 percent at its March 9th 2016 meeting, as current policy stance is considered accommodative and supportive of economic activity. The MPC recognizes the heightening risks in the global economic and financial environment and expects the Malaysian economy to expand at a more moderate pace in 2016 after 5 percent growth in 2015.
Friday March 04 2016
Malaysia Trade Surplus Smallest in 6 Months  
Malaysia reported a MYR5.39 billion trade surplus in January of 2016, down sharply from MYR8.96 billion surplus a year earlier and missing market consensus. It is the smallest trade surplus since July 2015, as exports unexpectedly fell while imports rose.
Wednesday February 24 2016
Malaysia Consumer Prices at 22-Month High  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 3.5 percent year-on-year in January of 2016, as compared to a 2.7 percent increase in December 2015 but below market consensus of a 3.7 percent rise. It is the highest inflation figure since March 2014, as cost increased for all categories.
Thursday February 18 2016
Malaysia GDP Growth Weakest in 2-1/2 Years  
The Malaysian economy expanded by 4.5 percent year-on-year in the December quarter of 2015, moderating from a 4.7 percent growth in the previous period but above market expectations. It is the weakest expansion since the second quarter of 2013, as an increase in private and public consumption and exports were unable to offset a slowdown in investment.
Friday February 05 2016
Malaysia Trade Surplus Smallest in 5 Months  
Malaysia reported a MYR 8.00 billion trade surplus in December of 2015, down from MYR9.23 billion a year earlier and below market consensus. It is the smallest trade surplus since July, as imports rose more than exports.
Thursday January 21 2016
Malaysia Leaves Key Rate at 3.25%, Cuts RRR  
The central bank of Malaysia left its overnight policy rate unchanged at 3.25 percent at its January 2016 meeting as widely expected but cut the reserve requirement ratio by 50 bps to 3.5 percent, aiming to increase liquidity.
Wednesday January 20 2016
Malaysia Inflation Rate at 4-Month High  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.7 percent year-on-year in December of 2015, as compared to a 2.6 percent increase in November and in line with market consensus. It is the highest figure since August, as a faster increase in prices of food offset a further decline in cost of transport while cost of housing & utilities were steady.
Thursday January 07 2016
Malaysia Trade Surplus Narrows in November  
Malaysia reported a MYR 10.23 billion trade surplus in November of 2015, down from MYR 11.13 billion a year earlier and below market consensus, as imports rose more than exports.
Wednesday December 23 2015
Malaysia Inflation Rate Slightly Up in November  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.6 percent year-on-year in November of 2015, as compared to a 2.5 percent increase in October and above market consensus of 2.3 percent. Prices of food and housing & utilities increased less than a month earlier while cost of transport fell at a slower pace.
Friday December 04 2015
Malaysia Trade Surplus at 4-Year High  
Malaysia reported a MYR 12.16 billion trade surplus in October of 2015, significantly up from MYR 1.19 billion a year earlier and beating market consensus. It is the largest trade surplus since October 2011, as exports surged while import slightly fell.
Friday November 20 2015
Malaysia Inflation Rate at 4-Month Low in October  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.5 percent year-on-year in October of 2015, slowing from 2.6 percent in September and slightly below market expectations. It is the lowest figure since June, as a further decline in cost of transport offset a faster increase in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages while cost of housing & utilities remained steady.
Friday November 13 2015
Malaysia GDP Growth Weakest in Over 2 Years  
The Malaysian economy expanded by 4.7 percent year-on-year in the September quarter of 2015, moderating from a 4.9 percent growth in the previous period and in line with market expectations. It is the weakest expansion since the second quarter of 2013, as a rebound in exports were unable to offset a slowdown in private and public consumption.
Friday November 06 2015
Malaysia Trade Surplus Widens in September  
Malaysia reported a MYR9.69 billion trade surplus in September of 2015, up from MYR9.33 billion a year earlier but below market consensus, as exports and imports grew faster than expected.
Thursday November 05 2015
Malaysia Leaves Key Rate on Hold  
Bank Negara Malaysia maintained the overnight policy rate unchanged at 3.25 percent on November 5th, 2015. Policymakers said current monetary policy stance remains accommodative and supportive of economic activity but signaled concerns over risks arising from global economic and financial environment.
Friday October 23 2015
Malaysia Inflation Rate Eases in September  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.6 percent year-on-year in September of 2015, slowing from 3.1 percent in August and below market expectations. A further decline in cost of transport offset a small increase in cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages while cost of housing & utilities remained steady.
Wednesday October 07 2015
Malaysia Trade Surplus Widens in August  
Malaysia reported a MYR10.19 billion trade surplus in August of 2015, significantly up from MYR3.86 billion a year earlier and beating market consensus, as exports grew higher than expected while imports fell.
Wednesday September 23 2015
Malaysia Inflation Rate Slightly Above Consensus  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 3.1 percent year-on-year in August of 2015, easing from 3.3 percent in July but slightly above market consensus. A decline in cost of transport offset an increase in cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages and housing & utilities.
Friday September 11 2015
Malaysia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
Bank Negara Malaysia left its benchmark overnight policy rate on hold at 3.25 percent on September 11th, saying that the stance of monetary policy remains supportive of economic activity and showing concern about the heightened risks in the global economic and financial environment.
Friday September 04 2015
Malaysia Trade Surplus Misses Forecasts in July  
Malaysia reported a MYR2.38 billion trade surplus in July of 2015, down from MYR3.64 billion a year earlier and missing market consensus. It is the smallest trade surplus since October 2014, as imports grew more than exports.
Wednesday August 19 2015
Malaysia Inflation Rate Exceeds Forecasts in July  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 3.3 percent year-on-year in July of 2015, up from 2.5 percent in June and above market consensus. It is the fastest inflation since August 2014, as cost of most components increased during the fasting month of Ramadan and Eid-al-Fitr celebrations.
Thursday August 13 2015
Malaysia GDP Growth Slows to 4.9% in Q2  
The Malaysian economy advanced 4.9 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2015, moderating from a 5.6 percent expansion in the previous period but still above market consensus. The private and public consumption remained the key driver of growth while exports contracted further.
Wednesday August 05 2015
Malaysia Trade Surplus Widens in June  
Malaysia reported a MYR 7.98 billion trade surplus in June of 2015, up from MYR 4.10 billion a year earlier and beating market consensus, as exports unexpectedly grew while imports fell.
Wednesday July 15 2015
Malaysia Inflation Rate Exceeds Forecast in June  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.5 percent year-on-year in June of 2015, up from 2.1 percent in May and above market expectations. It is the fastest inflation since December 2014, as cost of furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance and recreation & culture increased while a decline in cost of transport eased.
Thursday July 09 2015
Malaysia Leaves Key Rate Steady  
Bank Negara Malaysia left its benchmark overnight policy rate on hold at 3.25 percent on July 9th, saying the economy is expected to expand at a moderate pace and noticing risks arising from the Greek crisis and uncertainties over the Asian economies.
Friday July 03 2015
Malaysia Trade Surplus Narrows in May  
Malaysia reported a MYR 5.51 billion trade surplus in May of 2015, slightly down from MYR 5.65 billion a year earlier and matching market consensus, as imports fell more than exports.
Friday June 19 2015
Malaysia Inflation Rate at 5-Month High  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in May of 2015, up from 1.8 percent in April and slightly above market consensus. It is the fastest inflation since December 2014, mainly due to an increase in cost of food & non-alcoholic beverages; housing and utilities and furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance.
Friday June 05 2015
Malaysia Trade Surplus Narrows in April  
Malaysia reported a MYR 6.89 billion trade surplus in April of 2015, significantly down from MYR 8.74 billion a year earlier but still above market forecasts, as exports unexpectedly fell more than imports.
Friday May 22 2015
Malaysia Inflation Rate at 4-Month High  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 1.8 percent year-on-year in April of 2015, up from 0.9 percent in March but slightly below market forecasts. It is the fastest inflation since January this year, mainly due to an increase in cost of alcoholic beverages & tobacco, food & non-alcoholic beverages, health and restaurants & hotels.
Friday May 15 2015
Malaysia GDP Growth Above Forecasts  
The Malaysian economy advanced 5.6 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015, moderating from a revised 5.7 percent expansion in the previous period but better than market expectations. The private sector remained the key driver of growth while exports contracted.
Thursday May 07 2015
Malaysia Monetary Policy Unchanged in May  
Malaysia’s central bank left the overnight policy rate on hold at 3.25 percent on May 7th, citing uncertainty over growth and inflation. Domestic demand is expected to moderate, as private consumption may fall due to domestic factors.
Thursday May 07 2015
Malaysia Trade Surplus Above Forecasts in March  
Malaysia reported a MYR 7.82 billion trade surplus in March of 2015, narrowing from MYR 9.52 billion a year earlier but beating market forecasts, as imports grew more than double than exports.
Wednesday April 22 2015
Malaysia Inflation Accelerates in March  
Consumer prices in Malaysia increased by 0.9 percent in March from 0.1 percent rise in the previous month, as a decline in cost of transport and clothing and footwear slowed while cost of furnishing, household equipment & routine maintenance and health increased.
Friday April 03 2015
Malaysia Trade Surplus Lowest in 4 Months  
Malaysia reported a MYR 4.52 billion trade surplus in February of 2015, significantly down from MYR 10.43 billion a year earlier and missing market forecasts. It is the smallest surplus since October 2014, as exports fell sharply while imports grew only marginally.
Friday March 20 2015
Malaysia Inflation Lowest Since November 2009  
Consumer prices in Malaysia increased only 0.1 percent in February, much lower than market expectations, as cost of transport and communication decreased and prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages grew slower.
Friday March 06 2015
Malaysia Trade Surplus Above Forecasts in January  
Malaysia reported a MYR 9.01 billion trade surplus in January of 2015, significantly up from MYR 6.35 billion a year earlier, as imports declined faster than exports.
Thursday March 05 2015
Malaysia Leaves Key Rate on Hold  
Malaysia’s central bank left the overnight policy rate on hold at 3.25 percent on March 5th, saying inflation is expected to increase only after the first quarter of 2015 while domestic demand will remain a key driver of growth.
Wednesday February 18 2015
Malaysia Inflation Lowest Since December 2009  
Annual inflation rate in Malaysia slowed to 1 percent in January of 2015, from a 2.7 percent in the previous month as cost of transport and communication declined and rise in prices of housing and utilities and food and non-alcoholic beverages moderated.
Thursday February 12 2015
Malaysia GDP Beats Forecast in Q4  
The Malaysian economy expanded 5.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, accelerating from a 5.6 percent growth reported from July to September mainly driven by a rise in private consumption and investment.
Thursday February 05 2015
Malaysia Trade Surplus Narrows in December  
Malaysia reported a MYR 9.2 billion trade surplus in December of 2014, down from MYR 9.8 billion a year earlier, as imports grew at a faster pace than exports.
Wednesday January 28 2015
Malaysia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
Malaysia’s central bank left the benchmark overnight rate unchanged at 3.25 percent in January. Policymakers consider the current policy stance to remain appropriate amid lower inflation expectations.
Wednesday January 21 2015
Malaysia Inflation Below Expectations in December  
Consumer prices in Malaysia rose 2.7 percent in December of 2014, easing from a 3 percent growth in the previous month as increase in cost of food, housing and transport slowed.
Wednesday January 07 2015
Malaysia Trade Surplus Highest Since November 2011  
Malaysia reported a MYR 11.13 billion trade surplus in November of 2014 compared to a MYR 9.88 billion a year earlier as exports increased more than imports.
Wednesday December 17 2014
Malaysia Inflation Rises in November  
Malaysian annual consumer prices edged up 3 percent in November of 2014 from 2.8 percent in the previous month, driven by higher cost of food, transport and housing.
Friday December 05 2014
Malaysia Trade Surplus Far Below Expectations in October  
Malaysia trade surplus narrowed to MYR 1.2 billion in October of 2014, significantly down from MYR 8.23 billion a year earlier, as imports surged 9.1 percent and exports fell 3.1 percent. The surplus was the smallest since April 2013 and came far below market forecasts.
Friday November 21 2014
Malaysia Inflation Rate Edges Up in October  
Malaysian annual inflation rate accelerated to 2.8 percent in October of 2014 from 2.6 percent in September, driven by higher food, transport and housing prices.
Friday November 14 2014
Malaysia GDP Growth Slows in Q3  
The Malaysian economy expanded 5.6 percent in the third quarter of 2014, decelerating from a revised 6.5 percent growth reported from April to June, as all sectors of the economy rose at a slower pace.
Friday November 07 2014
Malaysia Trade Surplus Widens in September  
Malaysia trade surplus increased to MYR 9.33 billion in September of 2014 from MYR 8.66 billion a year earlier, mainly driven by demand for electronics and palm oil. The surplus was the largest since March of 2014 and came far above market forecasts.
Thursday November 06 2014
Malaysia Holds Key Rate Steady at 3.25%  
Malaysia’s central bank left the overnight policy rate unchanged at 3.25 percent on November 6th as current policy stance is considered appropriate. Yet, policymakers showed concerns over risks to global growth and the impact it may have on the national economy.
Friday October 17 2014
Malaysia Inflation Rate Down to 12-Month Low  
Malaysian annual inflation rate decelerated sharply to 2.6 percent in September of 2014 from 3.3 percent in August. It is the lowest rate in a year mainly due to a slowdown in transport cost.
Tuesday October 07 2014
Malaysia Trade Surplus Narrows in August  
Malaysia trade surplus narrowed to MYR 3.86 billion in August of 2014 from MYR 7.11 billion a year earlier, as imports grew faster than exports and below market forecasts.
Thursday September 18 2014
Malaysia Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
At its September 2014 meeting, Malaysia’s central bank left the benchmark overnight policy rate unchanged at 3.25 percent. Policymakers consider the current policy stance to be supportive of growth, but signaled further tightening may be needed to ensure financial stability.
Wednesday September 17 2014
Malaysia Inflation Rate Up to 3.3% in August  
Malaysian annual inflation rate edged up to 3.3 percent in August from 3.2 percent in July. The data came above market expectations, mainly driven by higher food prices.
Friday September 05 2014
Malaysia Trade Surplus Widens in July  
Malaysia trade surplus widened to MYR 3.64 billion in July of 2014 from MYR 2.85 billion a year earlier, mainly driven by stronger demand for petroleum.
Wednesday August 20 2014
Malaysia Inflation Rate Below Expectations in July  
Malaysian annual inflation rate slowed to 3.2 percent in July from 3.3 percent in June, slightly below market expectations and driven by lower food and transport cost and falling clothing prices.
Friday August 15 2014
Malaysian Economy Expands 6.4% in Q2  
Malaysia GDP grew 6.4 percent from April to June of 2014, higher than a 6.2 percent increase in the first three months of 2014, underpinned by higher exports and continued strength in private domestic demand.
Wednesday August 06 2014
Malaysia Trade Surplus Below Expectations in June  
Malaysia trade surplus narrowed to MYR 3.57 billion in June of 2014 from MYR 4.32 billion a year earlier as imports grew faster than exports.
Wednesday July 16 2014
Malaysia Inflation Rises to 3.3% in June  
Malaysian annual inflation rate accelerated slightly to 3.3 percent in June of 2014 from 3.2 percent in the previous month, driven by higher food, housing and health cost.
Thursday July 10 2014
Malaysia Raises Benchmark Interest Rate to 3.25%  
At its July 10th meeting, Bank Negara Malaysia decided to raise the overnight policy rate for the first time in three years by 25 bps to 3.25 percent, aiming to curb rising inflation and household debt. The floor and ceiling rates of the corridor for the overnight policy rate are correspondingly raised to 3.00 percent and 3.50 percent, respectively.
Friday July 04 2014
Malaysia Trade Surplus Below Forecast in May  
Malaysia trade surplus narrowed sharply to MYR 5.72 billion in May of 2014 from MYR 8.9 billion in the previous month and below market forecasts, due to a rise in imports. However, exports grew 16.3 percent year-on-year, exceeding expectations.
Friday June 20 2014
Malaysia Inflation Rate Eased in May  
Malaysia’s annual inflation rate decelerated for the second consecutive month to 3.2 percent in May of 2014, down from 3.4 percent in the previous month, as cost of food and fuel slowed.
Friday June 06 2014
Malaysia Trade Surplus Widens in April  
Malaysian trade surplus increased sharply to MYR 8.87 billion in April of 2014 from MYR 1.04 billion a year earlier. Exports grew 18.9 percent year-on-year and marked the tenth consecutive month of export growth since July of 2013.
Wednesday May 21 2014
Malaysia Inflation Rate Slows in April  
Malaysia’s annual inflation rate eased to 3.4 percent in April of 2014 from 3.5 percent in the previous two months, due to lower food cost.
Friday May 16 2014
Malaysia GDP Advances 0.8% QoQ in Q1  
Malaysian economy advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first three months of 2014, decelerating from a 1.9 percent expansion in the previous quarter.
Friday May 16 2014
Malaysian GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q1  
Malaysia's economy advanced 6.2 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2014, its fastest pace in five quarters, driven by resilient domestic demand and stronger exports.
Thursday May 08 2014
Malaysia Keeps Key Rate on Hold  
At its May 8th, 2014 meeting, Bank Negara Malaysia left the overnight policy rate unchanged at 3 percent. The central bank cited firm growth prospects and stable inflation, but hinted it may need to tighten monetary policy in the near future to curb financial imbalances like rising household debt.
Wednesday May 07 2014
Malaysian Trade Surplus Doubles in March  
Malaysian trade surplus widened to MYR 9.6 billion in March of 2014 from MYR 4.9 billion a year earlier, boosted by a 8.4 percent surge in exports.
Wednesday April 16 2014
Malaysian Inflation Rate Unchanged in March  
Malaysian annual inflation remained steady at 3.5 percent in March of 2014, after accelerating in the previous six months. A slowdown in transport prices was enough to offset higher food, housing and gas prices.
Friday April 04 2014
Malaysian Trade Surplus Widens To Highest in Nearly 2 Years  
Trade surplus in Malaysia increased to MYR 10.4 billion in February of 2014, up from MYR 8.2 billion a year earlier. Exports expanded at a double-digit 12.3 percent on the year due to a strong rise in electronic sales, liquefied natural gas products and machinery. Imports increased 9.5 percent.
Friday March 21 2014
Malaysian Inflation Rate Rises Further in February  
Malaysian annual inflation rate accelerated for the sixth consecutive month to 3.5 percent, the highest in 32 months, due to higher housing utilities and transport cost.
Friday March 07 2014
Malaysia Trade Surplus Widens 94% in January over a Year Earlier  
In the first month of 2014, Malaysian trade deficit increased to MYR 6.4 billion from MYR 3.2 billion a year earlier due to higher trade with China and the European Union.
Thursday March 06 2014
Malaysian Central Bank Leaves Benchmark Rate on Hold at 3%  
In its March 6th, 2014 meeting, Bank Negara Malaysia left the overnight policy rate unchanged at 3 percent as widely expected, reiterating that a slowdown in domestic spending will contain the inflation rate.
Wednesday February 19 2014
Malaysia Inflation Rate Edges Up to 27-Month High  
In January of 2014, Malaysian annual inflation rate accelerated for the fifth consecutive month to 3.4 percent, the highest rate since October of 2011, due to higher food, transport and electricity prices.
Wednesday February 12 2014
Malaysian GDP Accelerates in Q4 2013  
In the last quarter of 2013, Malaysian economy expanded at a faster pace of 2.1 percent over the previous quarter, up from 1.7 percent in the previous three-month period. Full 2013 growth rate decelerated to 4.7 percent, from 5.6 percent in 2012.
Wednesday February 12 2014
Malaysia GDP Expands 5.1% in Q4 2013  
In the fourth quarter of 2013, Malaysian economy accelerated to an annual growth rate of 5.1 percent, the fastest pace in the last four quarters, supported by private sector demand and an improvement in exports.
Friday February 07 2014
Malaysian Trade Surplus Shrinks Slightly in December  
In December of 2013, Malaysian trade surplus decreased slightly top MYR 9.47 billion, from MYR 9.7 billion in November. Yet, compared with the same month last year, the surplus widened from MYR 8.46 billion, as exports surged 14.4 percent.
Wednesday January 29 2014
Malaysia Monetary Policy Unchanged in January  
In its January 29th, 2014 meeting, Bank Negara Malaysia decided to leave the overnight policy rate unchanged at 3 percent, saying that inflationary pressures are expected to be tempered by a slow down in domestic demand.
Wednesday January 22 2014
Malaysia Inflation Rate Rises in December  
In December of 2013, Malaysian annual inflation rate accelerated to 3.2 percent, up from 2.9 percent in the previous month, the highest rate since November of 2011. Higher inflation is partly result of subsidy cuts introduced by the Government in 2013, such as a 10 percent rise in petrol prices and a 15 percent hike in power tariffs.
Wednesday January 08 2014
Malaysia Trade Surplus Rises to 20-Month High  
In November of 2013, Malaysian trade surplus widened to MYR 9.72 billion, the highest surplus since March of 2012, as exports rose for the fifth consecutive month boosted by higher demand from China.
Wednesday December 18 2013
Malaysia Inflation Rate Accelerates in November  
In November of 2013, Malaysian annual inflation rate rose for the third month in a row to 2.9 percent, still reflecting higher petrol cost after the government cut fuel subsidies in September. On a monthly basis, prices slowed for the second straight month to 0.3 percent, after rising to 0.8 percent in September.
Friday December 06 2013
Malaysia Trade Surplus Narrows in October  
In October of 2013, Malaysian trade surplus reached MYR 8.23 billion, down from MYR 8.66 billion in September and MYR 9.58 billion a year earlier. While exports rose for the fifth consecutive month, imports surged at a faster pace, boosted by higher purchases of oil and electronic products.
Friday November 22 2013
Malaysia Inflation Rate Up to 2.8% in October  
In October of 2013, Malaysian annual inflation rate accelerated for the second straight month to 2.8 percent, from 2.6 percent in September, as transport prices increased, still reflecting the cut in fuel subsidies.
Friday November 15 2013
Malaysian Economy Grows 1.7% QoQ in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, Malaysian GDP growth accelerated to a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted 1.7 percent, up from 1.4 percent in the previous period. The significant improvement in private investment coupled with the turnaround in net exports also supported the momentum of the economy.
Friday November 15 2013
Malaysian GDP Growth Beats Estimates in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, Malaysian economy advanced 5 percent over a year earlier, outpacing the second quarter growth of 4.4 percent. The economy accelerated for the third consecutive quarter, led by higher production in services, manufacturing and construction.
Friday November 08 2013
Malaysian Trade Surplus Widens in September  
In September of 2013, Malaysian trade surplus increased to 8.66 billion MYR, up from 7.1 billion MYR a month earlier and 6.47 billion MYR the same month last year. Shipments rose for the fourth consecutive month and reached in September the highest value this year.
Thursday November 07 2013
Bank Negara Malaysia Leaves Benchmark Rate On Hold at 3%  
Malaysia's central bank decided on November 7th to leave the overnight policy rate unchanged at 3 percent as widely expected. While domestic demand is likely to moderate, the inflation rate may edge up due to domestic factors, the Board said.
Friday October 25 2013
Malaysia Inflation Rate Up to 20-Month High in September  
In September of 2013, Malaysian annual inflation rate accelerated to 2.6 percent, its highest rate since January of 2012, boosted by higher transport cost. During the month, the government cut fuel subsidies, leading to fuel price hikes.
Friday October 04 2013
Malaysian Trade Surplus Jumps in August  
In August, Malaysia’s trade surplus rose sharply to MYR 7.11 billion, from MYR 2.86 billion a month earlier. The increase is mainly due to higher shipments of oil and electronic products to China, Indonesia and Europe.
Wednesday September 18 2013
Malaysia Inflation Rate Slightly Down to 1.9% in August  
In August of 2013, Malaysian inflation rate slightly decelerated to 1.9 percent, from 2 percent in July, as food prices slowed.
Friday September 06 2013
Malaysian Trade Surplus Narrows in July  
In July of 2013, Malaysia’s trade surplus decreased to MYR 2.86 billion, from MYR 3.61 billion a year ago. Although imports increased at a faster pace than exports, shipments rebounded in July to the highest value since the beginning of the year, due to higher demand from China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan and Thailand.
Thursday September 05 2013
Bank Negara Malaysia Keeps Policy Unchanged in September  
Malaysia's central bank decided on September 5th to leave the overnight policy rate unchanged at 3 percent for the fourteenth straight meeting, citing uncertainty over growth and inflation.
Wednesday August 21 2013
Malaysian GDP Expands 1.4% QoQ in Q2  
In the second quarter of 2013, Malaysian GDP grew at a seasonally adjusted 1.4 percent over the previous quarter, recovering from the first quarter's 0.4 percent contraction.
Wednesday August 21 2013
Malaysian Economy Expands 4.3% YoY in Q2  
In the second quarter of 2013, Malaysian GDP grew at 4.3 percent year-on-year, up from 4.1 percent in the previous quarter. While private consumption continues to be supported by stable employment conditions and sustained wage growth, exports shrank for the fourth consecutive quarter, hurt by weak global demand.
Wednesday August 21 2013
Malaysia Inflation Rate Edges Up to 2% in July  
In July of 2013, Malaysian annual inflation rate slightly increased to 2 percent, from 1.8 percent in the previous month, due to higher food prices. From June to July, inflation rate went up by 0.2 percent.
Monday August 05 2013
Malaysian Trade Surplus Narrows in June  
In June of 2013, Malaysian trade surplus narrowed to MYR 4.32 billion, from MYR 9.2 billion recorded a year ago. While exports shrank by 6.9 percent from a year earlier as shipments of electronics and palm oil remained sluggish, imports increased 1.3 percent.
Friday July 19 2013
Malaysia Inflation Rate Steady at 1.8% in June  
In June of 2013, the annual inflation rate remained unchanged at 1.8 percent, the same rate recorded in the previous month, as government subsidies prevented higher food price increases ahead of the Muslim month of Ramadan.
Thursday July 11 2013
Bank Negara Malaysia Holds Policy Rate at 3%  
At the Monetary Policy Committee meeting held on July 11th, Bank Negara Malaysia decided to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate at 3.00 percent for the thirteenth time, citing concerns about weakness in the external sector.
Friday July 05 2013
Malaysian Trade Surplus Narrows in May on Falling Exports  
In May of 2013, Malaysian trade surplus narrowed to MYR 2.46 billion, from MYR 4.6 billion recorded a year ago. Exports valued at MYR 55.37 billion, decreased by 5.8 percent due to lower shipments to ASEAN, India and Japan. Imports decreased by 2.3 percent to MYR 52.91 billion.
Wednesday June 19 2013
Malaysia Inflation Rate Up to 1.8% in May  
In May of 2013, the annual inflation rate increased for the fifth consecutive month to 1.8 percent, from 1.7 percent in April, on the back of higher food prices. It is the highest rate in the last twelve months.
Thursday August 15 2013
Malaysian Economy Looses Traction  
Recent data updates for Malaysia show that strong growth momentum is decelerating. While high consumer confidence and low unemployment rate continue to support private consumption, exports have been declining due to lower global demand.
Friday June 07 2013
Malaysia Reports the Lowest Trade Surplus in Nearly 16 Years  
In April of 2013, Malaysian trade surplus narrowed 81 percent over the previous month and 87 percent over the same month last year. Exports shrank for the third month in a row, hurt by lower demand from China and Japan. Imports climbed fueled by increasing domestic demand.
Wednesday May 22 2013
Malaysia Inflation Rate Up to 1.7% in April  
In April of 2013, the annual inflation rate increased for the fourth month in a row to 1.7 percent, from 1.6 percent recorded in March, mainly due to a rise in food prices.
Tuesday May 21 2013
Malaysian Economy Looses Strong Growth Momentum  
Recent updates for Malaysia show that the economy is growing at a moderate pace. In the first quarter of 2013, the GDP expanded by 4.1 percent yoy, well below the 6.5 percent recorded in the last three months of 2012. In fact, private consumption and investment continue to support the expansion, while exports have been dragging down, hurt by a weak external demand.
Wednesday May 15 2013
Malaysia's GDP Contracts 4.9% QoQ in Q1 2013  
In the first quarter of 2013, the GDP shrank by 4.9 percent (non-seasonally adjusted) over the previous quarter, the highest contraction in four years. On the supply side, all sectors posted negative growth except for Mining and Quarrying. The main contributors for the contraction were the Agriculture and Manufacturing sectors. On the demand side, all expenditure components posted negative growth, except for Private Final Consumption Expenditure. Government expenditure shrank by 39 percent.
Wednesday May 15 2013
Malaysia GDP Growth Slows to 4.1% YoY in Q1 2013  
In the first quarter of 2013, the GDP expanded by 4.1 percent over a year earlier, the slowest pace in almost four years, as a result of weak exports and slower growth in public spending. On the supply side, all sectors posted positive growth except for Mining and Quarrying. The main catalysts for the economy were the Services and Construction sectors. Private Final Consumption Expenditure and Gross Fixed Capital Formation continued to be the main drivers on the demand side.
Thursday May 09 2013
Malaysia Monetary Policy Unchanged at 3%  
At the Monetary Policy Committee meeting held on May 9th, Bank Negara Malaysia decided to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate at 3.00 percent.
Wednesday May 08 2013
Malaysia Trade Surplus Narrows Unexpectedly in March  
In March of 2013, Malaysia recorded a trade surplus of RM 5.08 billion, down from RM 10.4 billion in the same period last year. Exports dropped for the second month in a row, and declined by 2.9 percent, hurt by lower shipments of palm oil and electronic goods.
Wednesday April 17 2013
Malaysia Annual Inflation Rate Up to 1.6% in March  
In Malaysia, the annual inflation rate increased to 1.6 percent in March of 2013, from 1.5 percent recorded in February, as a result of higher prices for food, health, education and hotels.
Friday April 05 2013
Malaysia Trade Surplus Narrows in February From A Year Earlier  
In February of 2013, Malaysia recorded a trade surplus of RM 8.2 billion from RM 10.6 billion recorded the same period last year. Exports were valued at RM 52.46 billion, a decrease of 7.7 percent compared with a year ago, mainly due to the festive season and fewer working days. Imports dropped by 4.4 percent to RM 44.26 billion while total trade declined by 6.2 percent from February of 2012 to RM 96.72 billion. Reduced exports were registered for E&E products, crude petroleum and palm oil. Lower exports to the PRC, Japan, the USA and Singapore were the main contributors to the decrease.
Wednesday March 20 2013
Malaysia Inflation Rate Up to 1.5% in February  
In Malaysia, the inflation rate increased 1.5 percent year-over-year, and 0.2 percent month-over-month in February of 2013, mainly due to a rise in prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Monday March 11 2013
Malaysia Trade Surplus Narrows in January  
In January of 2013, Malaysia recorded a trade surplus of RM 3.27 billion, its lowest level since April 2002, as exports rose modestly and domestic demand boosted imports. Exports were valued at RM 56.99 billion, an increase of 3.5 percent compared with a year ago. Imports was higher by 16 percent to RM 53.72 billion while total trade expanded by 9.2 percent from January 2012 to RM 110.72 billion.
Thursday March 07 2013
Malaysia Monetary Policy Unchanged in March  
At the Monetary Policy Committee meeting today, Bank Negara Malaysia decided to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate at 3.00 percent.
Thursday May 09 2013
In Malaysia, Domestic Consumption is Offsetting Deterioration in Exports  
Recent updates for the Malaysian economy show enduring strength in spite of the global economic downturn. Indeed, domestic demand and private and public investment continue to support the expansion.
Wednesday February 20 2013
Malaysia’s GDP Expands 2.9 percent in Q4  
The Malaysian economy grew 2.9 percent (non-seasonally adjusted) from October to December of 2012 over the previous quarter.
Wednesday February 20 2013
Malaysia GDP Expands 6.4 Percent in Q4 of 2012  
The Malaysian economy grew 6.4 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to 5.3 percent in the preceding quarter.
Wednesday February 20 2013
Malaysia Inflation Rate at 1.3 Percent in January  
In Malaysia, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 1.3 percent year-over-year, and 0.4 percent month-over-month in January of 2013
Thursday January 31 2013
Malaysia's Monetary Policy Unchanged in January  
At the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting today, Bank Negara Malaysia decided to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 3.00 percent.
Wednesday January 23 2013
Malaysia Inflation Rate at 1.20 percent in December  
Malaysia's Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 1.2 percent year-on-year, and on a monthly base the CPI remained stable.
Friday January 18 2013
Malaysia's GDP Grew 5.2 Percent in the Third Quarter of 2012  
The Malaysia's economy grew by 5.2 per cent as compared to 5.6 per cent in the preceding quarter.
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