In April, consumer prices increased 0.2% over the previous month, which was above the 0.1% rise tallied in March. The increase was mainly driven by rising prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages as well as higher transport costs. Higher readings were also seen in recreation services and culture. Annual inflation climbed from 3.0% in March to 3.2% in April, which overshot market expectations of a 3.1% rise. In addition, annual average inflation maintained the upward trend in place since May 2010, inching up from 2.1% in March to 2.2% in April. Most analysts expect the Central Bank to further tighten monetary policy, after maintaining interest rates on hold since July 2010.
Inflation continues to rise
May 18, 2011
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Malaysia Economic News
October 12, 2016
Industrial production increased 4.9% in August from the same month last year.
October 7, 2016
Exports in USD terms rose 3.3% annually in August, which was a sharp improvement over July’s 8.9% contraction (previously reported: -8.7% year-on-year).
September 23, 2016
In August, consumer prices rose 0.43% over the previous month, which was slightly up from the 0.26% increase registered in July, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia.
September 16, 2016
The ringgit has had a tumultuous week as a combination of factors, both domestic and external, have impacted the currency.
September 10, 2016
Industrial production increased 4.1% in July over the same month last year.