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EPF allows members with Maybank, RHB housing loans to submit online applications

 2015-01-05

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) says members who have housing loans with RHB Bank and Maybank can opt to submit their withdrawal applications online through the e-Pengeluaran facility...



 Housing loan


Challenging 2015 seen for property

 2014-12-31

THE property landscape is expected to remain challenging next year, amid rising costs of doing business, tighter monetary policy and the impact of of a new tax system, said the Real Estate and Housing...



 Goods and Services Tax (GST), Government


Secondary properties may be cheaper than new ones

 2014-12-23

KUALA LUMPUR: The secondary property market in the country has good potential as the prices of the houses could be 30-40 per cent lower than the new ones, said the Malaysia Institute of Estate Agents ...



 Property market


Mixed outlook for property market

 2014-12-23

PROPERTY analysts and experts are mixed in their property market outlook for next year due to the uncertainty that is looming ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation next year. Whi...



 Goods and Services Tax (GST), Bank Negara


Mini budget next year?

 2014-12-22

THE government may introduce a fiscal stimulus package similar to the RM60 billion "mini budget" used to tackle the economic downturn in 2009, said analysts. The new measures are likely to be inclu...



 Government, Economy


How will GST affect prices, cost of living?

 2014-12-08

THE introduction of any new tax is bound to cause some confusion, and the introduction of Malaysia's GST is no exception. While consumers will have many questions about the new tax, their greatest con...



 Residential, Developer, Economy


Plan to equip PR1MA houses with solar panels

 2014-12-07

NEW affordable houses under the 1Malaysia People's Housing (PR1MA) programme may be equipped with solar technology. This will be a value-added feature to support Malaysia's aim to go green, said Ma...



 PR1MA


No change to loan interest with base rate replacing BLR

 2014-12-05

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5: While banks in Malaysia are moving away from the base lending rate (BLR) system from January next year, customers with existing loans or applying for new ones won't be affected....



 Base lending Rate(BLR), Interest rate, Bank Negara


Ringgit fall won't hurt Malaysia

 2014-12-05

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5: The economic fundamentals of the country are still strong and the depreciation of the ringgit, which is determined by market forces, will not significantly affect the country's ...



 Economy, Investment, Bank Negara


Ways To Sidestep The Rent Trap

 2014-12-02

An increasing number of Malaysians are getting caught in the "rent trap", with accommodation costs taking up so much of their income that they are struggling to save enough to buy a home of their own....



 Mortgage, Goods and Services Tax (GST), Investment