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Financial Times Highlights Holland’s Innovative Food Valley

The Netherlands is cultivating the future of food with its world-class agri/food sector Financial Times prominently featured the Netherlands’ expertise in sustainable agriculture. The article examines Holland’s Food Valley and its ability to meet “the flurry of interest in agricultural and food technology” by applying gene editing, artificial intelligence and digital technology to food production …

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Ongoing support for SMEs crucial

Right incentives and policies can boost the bedrock of country’s economy GROWTH is seen to be slowing. Earlier, Bank Negara lowered Malaysia’s economic growth forecast for 2018 to 5% from its earlier estimate of 5.5% to 6%. Be­tween 2018 and 2020, economists are expecting gross domestic product (GDP) growth to be in the range of …

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11MP mid-term review – fiscal deficit to linger beyond 2020, govt to trim development spending

The remainder of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan (11MP), which runs from 2016-2020, will see the government cut back on development expenditure, consolidate operating expenditure and prolong the fiscal deficit, which was to have been balanced by 2020. This will occur as the government undertakes comprehensive reforms to strengthen the administrative capacity and improve governance, which …

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Malaysia’s economic fundamentals still intact: Analysts

Malaysia’s economic fundamentals remain intact, regardless of the gloomy scenario and tough challenges faced by its capital market due to recent heavy outflow of foreign funds arising from negative developments locally and overseas, analysts said. MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Analyst Adam Mohamed Rahim said the favourable outlook was evidently shown by the business tendency index …

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No inheritance, capital gains tax in budget

The much-speculated taxes on capital gains and inheritance will not be introduced in Budget 2019. Sources said both capital gains tax (CGT) and inheritance tax may only be introduced over the next few years if found feasible.. With only less than three weeks before the national budget is unveiled, the source also said that the …

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