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MARCH 2018 EXPORTS HIT RECORD RM84.5 BILLION With a Y-o-Y growth of 2.2%, Malaysia’s exports hit a record high of RM84.5 billion in March, 2018, as reinforced by higher shipments of manufactured goods. Trade surplus widened to RM14.7 billion, the highest level since September 2008, when it stood at RM15.42 billion and March 2018 imports…

PERAK KEEN TO BOOST TOURISM Perak’s state government is committed in internationally promoting Perak via programmes such as cycling events and the “Pangkor Dialogue” conference and tourist arrivals will be prospectively boosted with the implementation of Pangkor as a duty-free island in 3Q18. (NST, 30/04/2018)   YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT HITS RECORD HIGH IN 2017 Youth unemployment…

EPF: RM4.86 BILLION INVESTED IN SMALL AND MEDIUM CAP STOCKS The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has invested a total of RM4.86 billion in small and medium capitalised stocks in Malaysia. The equities portfolio remains the largest contributor to the retirement fund’s income, recording an 8% increase from RM309.48 billion in 2016 to RM334.23 billion as…

EPF ANNUAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR 2017 UP 6.38% TO RM65.52 BILLION The Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) annual contributions for 2017 rose by 6.38% to RM65.52 billion against a total withdrawal of RM49.40 billion, resulting in net inflows of RM16.12 billion in 2017. Additionally, there was an 8.26% increase in total investment assets from RM731.11 billion in…

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