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Houses in Sabah, Sarawak, KL severely unaffordable

Houses in Sabah, Sarawak, KL severely unaffordable, study finds

Sabah has the most expensive homes in Malaysia, says PKR-powered think tank Institut Rakyat, with the average home in the country’s easternmost state costing 11 times more than a family’s median annual income of RM34,320. 292 more words


Housing crisis worse than official figures suggest

Numbers by states show housing crisis worse than official figures suggest, think tank says

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — A breakdown according to individual states show that the problem of unaffordable homes may be almost twice as dire as the national average indicates, a local think-tank said today. 371 more words


High GDP per household doesn't mean high household incomes.

Govt ‘should dump average GDP numbers’

Government policymakers should ditch average GDP numbers and use the median household income instead because it is a truer reflection of the economic state of the average Malaysian, a report by the Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) said. 280 more words


How Much Do You Need to Make to Make It In America?

In the movie, The Firm, (1993) Mitch, played by Tom Cruise, redundantly asks his wife: Did you ever think I’d make six figures? Mitch question strikes at what most people ask their employer: How much am I going to be paid. 499 more words

74% of Malaysian households earning less than RM6,000 a month

Addicted to debt

MALAYSIAN households face a pivotal moment.

As the economic environment turns against their favour on the back of rising interest rates and higher cost of living, many households in the country will find themselves in a vulnerable position because of their high level of indebtedness. 500 more words


Confidence Improving, but Who's Responsible?

On Monday morning, CBS News released the results of a poll that was conducted to study consumer attitudes toward retirement. Details of the poll were discussed in an article entitled “ 612 more words

Market Commentary

Consumer confidence in housing hits all-time high | Gas prices at the pump drift lower | Food costs on the rise

Monday – November 10

Government sponsored agency Fannie Mae released its October National Housing Survey revealing that Americans’ optimism regarding the housing market continued its gradual ascent amid greater confidence in household income and personal finances. 188 more words

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