Malaysia economy - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Malaysia economy


Malaysia slashes rates to record low to fight virus impact

Jul 07, 2020 - 9:55 PM

Bank Negara Malaysia cuts its key rate by 25 basis points to 1.75%, its 4th straight reduction

Fishing boats sit idle at the seafront in Penang on May 21, 2020, as Malaysia relaxes its partial lockdown that was set up to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Photo by GOH CHAI HIN / AFP)

Malaysia records slowest growth since 2009 due to virus

May 13, 2020 - 5:20 PM

Malaysia's gross domestic product grows 0.7% in January-March 2020, the worst figure since 2009 but better than gloomy forecasts of contraction

STUCK. Passengers wearing protective face masks amid concerns of the coronavirus outbreak wait to board their plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on February 19, 2020. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Malaysia slashes rates to fight virus impact

May 05, 2020 - 6:15 PM

Bank Negara Malaysia cuts the key rate to 2%, the lowest since the 2009 global financial crisis

A vendor wearing a face mask and gloves waits for customers at a shop in Kuala Lumpur on May 4, 2020, as Malaysia eases its lockdown measures related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan / AFP)

Transparency, ratings agency warn on Malaysia graft 'crisis'

Sep 02, 2015 - 5:40 AM

Malaysia is facing a major corruption crisis graft watchdog Transparency International says as it calls for independent investigations

CORRUPTION CRISIS. Transparency International says Malaysia is facing a major corruption crisis, and the government of Prime Minister Najib Razak must conduct an independent investigation. File photo

PH should embrace China not U.S., says expert

Nov 19, 2012 - 8:27 PM

China expert Martin Jacques says the Philippines should embrace rising power China given the decline of America in Asia