10 December 2019: 70% of income spent on goods, housing, transport; Malaysia ranks 61st in HDI

Malaysians spend 70% of monthly income on goods, housing and transport, says minister Almost 70% of Malaysians’ monthly income are spent on goods, housing and transport, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said. Based on

9 December 2019: M’sia first polio case in 27 years; Tesco mulling sale of MY, TH operations

Boy confirmed to be first polio case in M’sia in 27 years A three-month-old Malaysian boy is suffering from polio, the first case in the country since it was declared polio-free almost two decades ago. The baby in Tuaran, Sabah,

6 December 2019: Boh plantation partially for sale; Salary increase in Malaysia remains at 5%

Part of Boh’s lowland tea plantation put up for sale Boh Plantations Sdn Bhd is looking to divest 651 acres of its plantation in Southern Klang Valley, Selangor. The tract, part of the Boh Tea Farm in Seri Cheeding where

5 December 2019: Rehda, KPKT working on Tenancy Act; RTO scheme out by Jan 2020

Rehda working with Housing Ministry on proposed Tenancy Act The Real Estate and Housing Developers Association Malaysia (Rehda) president Datuk Soam Heng Choon said the association is working with the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) on the proposed Residential

Dublin is the hardest city for expats to find housing

Dublin is one of the world’s best cities to land a job, but unfortunately also the last for finding a suitable place to live. Ireland’s capital was ranked at the bottom of the 82 cities surveyed in the Expat City Ranking

4 December 2019: No electricity surcharge for domestic consumers; IWH mulls 2020 IPO

No electricity tariff surcharge for domestic consumers in January-June 2020 The electricity tariff in Peninsular Malaysia for domestic consumers will be maintained while the surcharge for commercial and industrial users will be reduced effective Jan 1 until June 30 next

3 December 2019: 6% digital tax starting 2020; KL office rental slowing down

Google to charge 6% digital tax in Malaysia starting Jan 1, 2020 Google Malaysia has announced that a 6% digital tax will take effect on its service starting next year. So far, Google has confirmed that the 6% will be

Hong Kong sets another record with $5 billion land sale

Hong Kong’s government fetched a record HK$42 billion ($5 billion) for a plot of land, a sale coming in at the lower end of estimates after the financial hub has been rocked by six months of pro-democracy protests. A tender

2 December 2019: ‘High cost of living due to weak ringgit’; Far East considering SG IPO

‘High cost of living due to weak ringgit’ A weak ringgit is one of the reasons behind the high cost of living, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The Prime Minister was asked to comment on the findings of the National

29 November 2019: Malaysians a worried lot; Govt updating e-Lelong system

Study finds Malaysians are a worried lot Half of Malaysians surveyed under the National Worry Index (NWI) are unsure whether the country’s future direction is on the right track. The index – released by think-tank Emir Research – found a