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Economy of Malaysia

Property industry professionals in Malaysia see big pay rises

Property industry professionals in Malaysia see big pay rises. Photo: Bloomberg

Malaysian real estate professionals reported a year-on-year salary rise of 33 per cent, according to the annual Asia Rewards & Attitudes Survey, a study by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Macdonald & Company that measures salary growth. Second in the rankings was mainland China, where real estate professionals saw their salaries grow 10.5 per cent.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 3:21am

Malaysia's biggest developer, UEM, taps buyers in land-starved Singapore

Kuala Lumpur is benefiting from Malaysia's foreigner-friendly policies. Photo: Bloomberg

UEM Land Holdings, Malaysia's biggest developer by market value, will start selling 4 billion ringgit (HK$10 billion) of new residential and commercial projects this year, targeting Singaporean buyers.

29 May 2013 - 3:21am

Central bank blueprint maps out regional growth

As the nation's central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is responsible for promoting monetary and financial stability conducive to the sustainable growth of the Malaysian economy.

31 Aug 2012 - 2:40pm

Maybank plays leading role in nation's progress

Beyond banking, Maybank continues to play a leading role in Malaysia's progress in the regional and global arena. From fuelling the economic growth of the then newly independent country in 1960, the bank now leads the financial services sector towards economic transformation by 2020.

31 Aug 2012 - 2:40pm

CIMB Group insight to aid economic transformation

A nation in top gear towards economic transformation needs an equally dynamic financial sector to support its pursuit of high-income status. Among Malaysia's champions is CIMB Group, which has risen from a local investment institution to become a regional universal bank.

31 Aug 2012 - 2:40pm

Ambitious project targets investors

An ambitious project to turn a military airport in the heart of Kuala Lumpur into a thriving global financial hub is among a range of developments with the potential to unearth golden investment opportunities in Malaysia's property market.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Vigilance is top priority

Bursa Malaysia (BM), which operates the country's main Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI), has vowed to continue its vigilance against traders who step out of line, having recently taken action against individuals for manipulative and unethical practices. Four dealer representatives were punished in May for various offences, with one of them struck off the list.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Roadshow highlights openings in key Asean financial markets

Malaysia is pushing itself as an investment destination to Hong Kong and mainland investors, having organised an investment roadshow in the city.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Thousands pay respects to casino billionaire

Thousands of people, from ordinary Malaysians to royalty and business tycoons, are arriving in the small town of Gohtong Jaya to pay their last respects to Lim Goh Tong, the billionaire casino magnate who died last week.

29 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Fertile 'silicon valley' leads modernisation

Once viewed from afar as a sleepy exotic backwater thanks to the works of writers such as Somerset Maugham or Anthony Burgess, today's Malaysia has buried all preconceptions of it lagging behind the rest of the world.

31 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Malaysian exchange targets firms from mainland

Bursa Malaysia, the operator of Southeast Asia's second-largest stock exchange, is making a special appeal to Chinese commodity companies as it seeks to increase its mainland listings.

22 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Forex reserves hit record US$941b

China's foreign exchange reserves reached a record US$941.1 billion by the end of last month, up 32.37 per cent on the same time last year, the central bank said, adding pressure on Beijing to further appreciate the currency.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Bank branch seeks manager for front office

People with financial management acumen will thrive in the position available at a Hong Kong branch of a leading Malaysian bank.

Hong Leong Bank is a well-established bank in Malaysia with more than 185 branches, including offices in Singapore and Hong Kong. The bank is also a major associate of the Guoco Group in Hong Kong, which is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

24 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Scrapping of peg expected to boost Malaysian market

The government is making moves to attract foreign investors

Malaysia's decision to scrap the currency peg should give fresh stimulus to the country's often overlooked but quietly achieving property market, according to industry players.

3 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Biological heritage the key to future prosperity

A new biotechnology city called BioValley Malaysia is taking shape on 480 hectares of disused tin mine land, southeast of the nation's capital.

31 Aug 2003 - 12:00am