By Siti Radziah Hamzah
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The year has been kind to Malaysia as its economy strengthened amid a confluence of taunting domestic and external factors which include the low commodity prices and weak currency.
Most economists have been very cautious over the evolving economic outlook at the outset of the year and this was especially true in the context of rising protectionist policies in the US and populism sentiment globally, which could potentially set the world’s growth into a tailspin, had they materialised.
The ongoing Brexit negotiations and a series of elections in major European countries such as France and Germany threatened to further divide the European Union amid uncertainty in global oil prices as supply glut continues to shape the oil and gas industry.
By Siti Radziah Hamzah
By Nurunnasihah Ahmad Rashid
KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) -- With the introduction of the e-hailing system legislation for ride-sharing services and the government's initiatives to extend and upgrade existing public transport, Malaysia's transportation industry in 2017 has rapidly evolved from what it was a year ago, to introduce a new era for a more efficient transportation network to reduce congestion and improve the quality of life.
By Nurul Hanis Izmir
KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) -- It has been a wild ride for the commodities sector in 2017 on the back of the shifting dynamics of the global market coupled with weather extremities.
By Harizah Hanim Mohamed
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- It was a much calmer year for the maritime industry in 2017 as it heaved a sigh of relief after battling a stormy 2016 with a grim report card.
By Zarul Effendi Razali
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The local property market continued to face a tough time in 2017 with growing number of property oversupply, resulting from higher-than-affordable house prices flooding the market.
By Sharifah Pirdaus Syed Ali
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- As 2017 draws to a close, it will be seen as a year of convergent play for telecommunication companies (telcos) with fixed line and mobile telecommunication players starting to integrate their services.
By Azizul Ahmad
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- National carmakers are expected to reap what they sow and go into overdrive next year, as transformation in both Proton Holdings Bhd and Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua), is progressing well.
By Rosemarie Khoo Mohd Sani
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 (Bernama) -- Dubbed the 'Year of the Internet Economy', 2017 witnesses many historical accomplishments within the information and communications technology (ICT) arena as Malaysia boldly strides towards embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) along with the rest of the world.