Bank Negara hikes OPR again to 2.75%
This is the fourth time the overnight policy rate has been increased this year.
The effect of OPR hikes on small businesses
With consumers spending less and turning to cheaper alternatives, some SMEs say the increase in overnight policy rate has only reduced their purchasing power even more.
Bank Negara hikes OPR again to 2.5%
This is its third hike of the overnight policy rate this year.
Economists tell who will feel the pinch if OPR is raised again
Nevertheless, they say the current overnight policy rate of 2.25% is still manageable compared to the 3.25% seen in 2019.
Bank Negara’s international reserves at US$111.4 billion
This was its position as of May 13, compared to US$112.5 billion a fortnight earlier.
A case for pegging the ringgit
The fact remains that the 1998 pegging was successful.
No good reason to raise key interest rate, says economist
The central bank's move might also make the cost of borrowing more expensive for corporate and consumer borrowers.
Bank Negara hikes interest rate to tame inflation
The bank lifted its main rate 25 basis points to 2%, despite most economists having predicted no change until later in the year.
Bank Negara urges reforms to social protection system after nod for latest EPF withdrawals
Deputy governor Jessica Chew meanwhile says such measures should be used 'very sparingly'.
Overall recovery trajectory on track despite Omicron hurdles, says Bank Negara
It says inflation in many economies remains elevated, due to both demand and supply factors.
A low interest rate environment is only natural
There’s a difference between low interest rate and zero interest rate.
Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa launch cenbank digital currency scheme
The project will allow allow financial institutions to transact directly with each other in the digital currencies issued by participating central banks.