Publication

Newsletter 2008

1st Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ELECTRONIC/SEMICONDUCTOR SECTOR NEWS
  • Cautious Outlook for Semiconductor Industry

ECONOMIC NEWS
  • Commodities on Steady Footing
  • Will Boom In Commodities Last?
  • Total Trade in 2007 Hit Record RM1.1tril
  • Exports Seen Posting 7pc Growth this Year
  • Investments Hit Record but Minister Cautious
  • Strongest GDP Growth Since 2004
  • NEC may Invest More in Malaysian Plant
  • Escap Forecasts 5.8pc Malaysian Economic Growth
  • Economy Seen Growing 5% - 6%

MEMBER NEWS
  • Royal Selangor Carving its Niche Abroad
  • MRB to Increase Output





2nd Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY NEWS
  • Global Chip Sales Up 1.5% in February
  • Downward Trend in Chips demand
  • Gold Mine of Metals

ECONOMIC NEWS
  • Govt to Keep 3.1pc Fiscal Deficit Target
  • Subsidies will Keep Growth Momentum
  • Time to Buy?
  • Crisis Near End?
  • More an Internal Issue
  • Ringgit Hits New 10-year High Against US Dollar
  • UBS Sees Modest Slowdown for M'sia This Year
  • Intrade Malaysia 2008 may Rake in RM3.2b Worth of Sales
  • Bank Negara Keeps Key Rate at 3.5pc
  • Commodities Seen Lifting Exports
  • Malaysia Posts 4.2pc Productivity Growth
  • Export Growth for March Slips Into Lower Gear
  • Commodity Sector Mitigates Slowdown in Exports
  • RAM Sees GDP Expanding at 5% to 6%
  • March Industrial Output Expected to Slow Down
  • April Inflation Seen Up 2.97pc
  • April Exports Soar to Record RM55.7bil
  • Can-One Counts on Tin Products

MEMBER NEWS
  • Presidential Address 2007
  • Pewter Art® - A Symbol of Quality
  • Personalised Pewter Lid for Your La Mer

3rd Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY NEWS
  • MAEI Expects Marginal Electronics Sales Growth
  • Mixed Results for Japan Electronics Giants
  • Semiconductor Sector wants Special Tariff Status

ECONOMIC NEWS

  • Inflation hits 26-year High on Costlier Petrol, Diesel
  • MIDA Confident of Securing Huge FDI Deals by Year-end
  • Trade Set to Touch RM1tril Again
  • 18.4pc Growth in June Exports
  • Manufacturing Sales in June Hit Record RM51.7b
  • Zeti: Economic Growth to Moderate in 2nd Half
  • Chinese Businesses Pessimistic on 2nd Half


MEMBER NEWS

  • Plant Expansion to Boost Balance Sheet
  • Pewter Gifts for Aidilfitri
  • Modern Living
  • The Royal Touch

4th Quarter Issue

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT

ELECTRONICS/SEMICONDUCTOR SECTOR NEWS
  • Global Chip Sales Up 5.5pc
  • 'Semiconductor Revenue to Fall'
  • Electronics, Electrical Goods Makers Cut Production
  • 4,700 to Lose Jobs as Electronics Sector Takes a Hit

ECONOMIC NEWS
  • Commodities Take a Beating from Crisis
  • Manufacturing Sector Still Attracting FDIs
  • Malaysia not Losing Its Investment Appeal
  • Zeti: Govt to Focus on Avoiding Sharp Downturn
  • MIER Revises GDP Growth Upwards to 5.3%
  • Weakening Ringgit a Saving Grace for Exporters
  • Trade Grows by Almost 13% Amidst Global Crisis
  • KL Removes Import Duty on Raw Materials

MEMBER NEWS
  • Pewter Jelly Mould to the Rescue
  • Royal Selangor Strikes Gold at Popai Awards