Q1 2018 Real Estate Times Malaysia

Election provides a brief distraction to market challenges

Key Highlights:

  • Malaysia’s GDP rose 5.9 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) in Q4 2017 (Q3 2017: 6.2 per cent y-o-y).
  • Unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.4 per cent in Q4 2017.
  • Consumer Price Index (CPI) grew by 3.5 per cent y-o-y in Q4 2017, marginally lower than the 3.6 per cent growth recorded in the previous quarter.
  • CSI increased to 82.6 in Q4 from 77.1 in Q3 2017.
  • The Ringgit appreciated by 3.8 per cent, to RM3.91 per US dollar in Q1.

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