KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- Malaysia's employment rate rose 0.1 per cent month-to-month to 67.8 per cent, or 15.03 million, in August 2017, said the Department of Statistics Malaysia.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- Asian Business Software Solutions Sdn Bhd (ABSS) is targeting between 45,000 and 70,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia to adopt its cloud accounting application, Financio, by March 2018.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- AmGeneral Insurance Bhd expects a slow growth of two to three per cent in gross written premium for its motor insurance segment for the financial year ending March 31, 2018 compared with RM1.27 billion previously.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- Malaysia and ASEAN's largest Islamic bank in terms of total assets, Maybank Islamic Bhd, has emerged as the Best Global Islamic Financial Institution at the Global Finance Awards 2017 held in Washington DC recently.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- The land acquisition process for the construction of KL-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project would commence on Nov 1, 2017, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- Malaysia will heighten its halal internationalisation initiatives to attract global interest in a bid to make the country as the global halal excellence centre, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 (Bernama) -- RAM Ratings expects the inflation rate to climb further to 4.6 per cent in September 2017, amid the rise in oil prices.