KWAP lauds Budget 2019

 |  Wednesday, 07 November 2018 14:57  |  Published in GENERAL

Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) [KWAP] echoes the sentiment of the government on the recently presented Budget 2019 as a crucial step to place Malaysia on a stronger footing globally and to emerge once again as the Asian economic tiger.

In a statement soon after the Budget announcement, the Fund says it supports the propositions by the government to ensure the prosperity of the rakyat today as well as the generations to

Budget 2019 - Sage Asia Comments on Sugar Tax, SME & Technology Initiatives

 |  Wednesday, 07 November 2018 14:46  |  Published in GENERAL

Sage Asia vice president and managing director Arlene Wherrett shares her thoughts on sugar tax, SME and technology initiatives announced by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng during the tabling of Budget 2019.

The Government intends to introduce excise duty from 1 April 2019 at 40 cents per liter on two categories of sugary drinks manufactured in the form of ready-to-drink packaging.

CIMB: Budget 2019 has Sharper Focus

 |  Wednesday, 07 November 2018 14:31  |  Published in GENERAL

Budget 2019 has been carefully crafted to balance fiscal discipline and growth, says  Tengku Dato' Sri Zafrul Aziz, Group Chief Executive, CIMB Group

There is a sharper focus on addressing bread-and-butter issues, as well as better public health care for the B40, through assistance such as petrol and electricity subsidies, cost of living allowance, the B40 National Health Protection Fund and free medical screening for those above 50. With such holistic support, they should be in a better position to improve their livelihoods and live more productively.   

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