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Cost of 8 categories down with GST


Allegations that the prices of all goods and services will increase with the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from April 1 are baseless because only some will, some will fall and som...

 Goods and Services Tax (GST), Government

Two bodies to act against GST profiteering


"Two key government outfits will be responsible for action to be taken against traders who seek to make excess profit once the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is implemented from next week, April 1.GST-C...

 Goods and Services Tax (GST)

"Time to focus on what will be cheaper with GST "


COMMENT With the Goods and Service Tax (GST) taking effect just a week away, it’s time to remember that not everything is going to be more expensive under the new tax regime. While there have ...

 Goods and Services Tax (GST), Developer

Penang - Exciting year ahead for residential market


THE new year started off on a positive note for Penang homebuyers, says Raine & Horne International Zaki + Partners director Michael Geh. Since the state government announced specific guidelines on Se...


Consumers have no confidence in GST complaint channel


As the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) approaches, voices of discontent have already begun flooding media channels, social media and coffee-shop talk. A major source of frustrati...

 Goods and Services Tax (GST), Government

GST – a matter of interpretation


IN 10 more days, Malaysia shall enter into a new era where the price tags that you are familiar with will never be the same. While it is certain that no consumer shall escape from the fate of the Good...

 Goods and Services Tax (GST), Income Tax, Residential

Analysts reckon property measures will be selective


MORE selective measures on loans to the property sector, among others aimed at curbing speculation, could be in the pipeline judging from the strong lending to the industry and continued elevated home...

 Economy, Interest rate, Bank Negara

Ringgit may touch RM3.75 mark


The ringgit is likely to depreciate further to around RM3.75 next week on a firmer US dollar and weakening commodity prices. Affin Hwang Investment Bank retail research head and vice president Datu...

 Economy, Interest rate, Malaysia currency (MYR)

REHDA: GST will raise house prices by 6.2%


PETALING JAYA: The Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association Malaysia (Redha) expects property prices to increase by 6.2% once the Goods and Services Tax (GST) kicks in on April 1, due to certai...

 Goods and Services Tax (GST), Residential, Government

32,000 people-friendly homes built since 2002


Syarikat Perumahan Negara Berhad (SPNB) has built more than 32,948 units of people-friendly homes (RMR) nationwide since 2002, Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan told the Dewan Rakyat. He said to...

 Construction, Government