bajet 2015

Perks to boost the tourism industry which is a crucial component of the services sector, greater investments in education and definitive measures to ensure affordable housing, are among proposals in the wishlist for Budget 2015.

Malaysian aviation tycoon and AirAsia founder Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has called on the government to look for innovative ways to [...]

An increase in Disabled Workers’ Allowance (EPC) and general aid for the disabled are among the benefits that the group hoped for in the 2015 Budget, scheduled to be tabled on Oct 10.

Association of Women with Disabilities Malaysia president Senator Bathmavathi Krishnan said it was necessary following the increase in the cost of living expenses.

“Currently, [...]

The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) hopes the government will provide allocation in Budget 2015 to reduce the burden of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the oil and gas (O&G) industry to enable them to participate in trade exhibition overseas.

Director, Trade and Services Promotion Division, Oil and Gas Chemical Section, Abu Bakar Koyakutty [...]

The construction industry hopes the government will lower import tax on machinery in Budget 2015 to boost productivity among businesses.

Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) chief executive, Datuk Seri Dr Judin Abdul Karim, said the use of machineries would cut down dependence on manual labour.

“CIDB is working with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry on [...]

The government should give more incentives to women entrepreneurs in the 2015 Budget that will be tabled on Oct 10, said adviser on women entrepreneurship and professional development in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

Shahrizat, who is also Wanita Umno chief, said these should include an increase in the number of loans [...]

Bursa Malaysia is likely to be bullish this week in the run-up to the Budget 2015, dealers said.

A dealer said the budget expectations were likely to trigger a pre-budget rally and power, healthcare, construction, oil and gas sectors would likely attract investor interests.

Affin Investment Bank vice president/head of retail research, Dr Nazri Khan Adam Khan, [...]

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today he is happy with the quality and range of ideas offered by the people through the #Bajet2015 micro website up to the last day of participation today.

Najib, who is also the finance minister, said Malaysians, regardless of age, had demonstrated that they could cooperate with the [...]

The government will focus on helping to raise the people’s income as they are facing the problem of rising cost of living.

Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said this would be among 30 government initiatives under the 2015 Budget to be tabled on Oct 10, in efforts to assist the people overcome the [...]

The 2015 Budget, scheduled to be tabled in Parliament in October, will continue to stimulate growth, and improve fiscal position and the people’s standards of living, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The prime minister said the country needed a responsible budget that lived up to the people’s expectations in the march towards attaining Vision 2020 [...]

Various measures are to be taken under Budget 2015 to help the people cope with the rising cost of living.

“These include increasing food production levels, as well as curbing profiteering by the middlemen and speculative activities,” said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“The Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Ministry will continue to step up [...]

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