Bajet 2014

Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank Malaysia Bhd (SME Bank) has welcomed Budget 2014, saying it is SME-friendly and inclusive, with most of the initiatives aimed at further strengthening the whole SME eco-system regardless of company size or structure.

Managing Director Datuk Mohd Razif Mohd Yunus said the budget will facilitate the requirements for funding, developmental [...]

The following is the 2014 Budget Speech tabled by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the Dewan Rakyat Friday.

The text of the speech will be updated as it progresses.

“STRENGTHENING ECONOMIC RESILIENCE, ACCELERATING TRANSFORMATION AND FULFILLING PROMISES”

Mr. Speaker Sir,

I beg to move the Bill intituled “An Act to apply a [...]

Money might not get splashed around as much as before with Budget 2014 expected to adhere to fiscal discipline even as it addresses the welfare of the people.

The budget that Prime Minister and Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will table in the Dewan Rakyat today is expected to cut down on subsidies.

This, according [...]

The Malaysian government is expected to announce a framework designed to assist and mentor youth in social entrepreneurship in the upcoming Budget 2014, said Finance Ministry director general Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah.

“We need something for young entrepreneurs that when developed, will help us reach a developed nation status by 2020,” said Mohd Irwan in Kuala [...]

The Multimedia Development Corp (MDeC) hopes the government would further intensify the development of local entrepreneurs through the allocation of sufficient funds under Budget 2014.

Chief Executive Officer Datuk Badlisham Ghazali exressed confidence the government would continue supporting entrepreneurs in the information and communications technology sector, given Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s recent visit [...]

What are the most important things needed in the Budget 2014 to boost the nation’s education and consequently its human capital?

With the recently launched Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 being hailed by the government as a comprehensive policy that will get the best returns for the country, Agenda Awani discusses two other equally important aspects: the [...]

The government is expected to announce the implementation of value-for-money spending initiative for federal ministries in the Budget 2014 to be tabled on Oct 25.

Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said the the first phase of the initiative would involve four ministries, including Finance.

“We are looking at productive expenditure. In areas we think [...]

Public Accounts Committee chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed urged the government to provide more allocations to the Home Ministry, particularly the police, under the 2014 Budget to be tabled in Parliament next month.

He said the RM90 million allocated last year was not enough.

“Safety issues are close to the hearts of the public and are always [...]

Budget 2014 is expected to have stricter policies for the property sector to curb speculations in the industry and help low-and medium-income earners to own affordable houses, says a real estate developer.

Andaman Property Management Sdn Bhd Managing Director Datuk Seri Vincent Tew expects drastic changes in the real property gains tax (RPGT) to be announced [...]

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