Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Rising cost of food MALAYSIA

Malaysia charts new steps to keep rice prices low, supply high
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria - 2 hours ago
Fuel and food costs in Malaysia are among the lowest in Asia. The government provides rice farmers with free fertilizer and concessions to keep prices under ...

Distress signals
South China Morning Post (subscription), Hong Kong - 9 hours ago
This narrow market in turn persuades governments in deficit countries such as Malaysia to encourage high-cost production at home, to limit import dependence

Remedial measures for dealing with rising rice price
New Straits Times, Malaysia - May 11, 2008
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he would chair a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Inflation today to seek solutions to rising food ...
PM To Announce Measures To Deal With Rising Food Prices
Bernama, Malaysia - May 11, 2008
... to tackle rising rice price and to contain inflation as part of initiatives to ease the people's burden to cope with the escalating cost of living. ...
Malaysia Will Raise Subsidies To Shoulder Oil-Price Burden
Wall Street Journal - May 11, 2008
The cost of fuel and food in Malaysia is among the lowest in Asia because of heavy subsidies, burdening government finances amid a slowing economy and ...
Malaysia's 2008 bill to subsidize fuel, food soars to US$15.6 ...
International Herald Tribune, France - May 11, 2008
Concerns over the rising cost of living contributed to the poor performance of Abdullah's ruling coalition in March elections, when it lost its two-thirds ...
DJ Malaysia PM: Govt Subsidies For Essential Goods To Hit MYR50B
Trading Markets (press release), CA - May 11, 2008
Cost of fuel and food in Malaysia is among the lowest in Asia due to heavy subsidies, which is posing a burden to the government's finances as it grapples ...

Subsidy exceeds 9MP spending, says Pak Lah
Malaysia Star, Malaysia - May 10, 2008
Abdullah urged Malaysians to change their lifestyle and save money to cope with the escalating cost of food and oil. He also advised them to not waste food ...

Malaysia sees subsidies at $14 bln and rising-report
Reuters India, India - May 10, 2008
A rising food and fuel bill was the reason behind the government's decision to review projects, Abdullah said. "We have decided to review all projects and ...