KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian retail industry achieved a better-than-expected growth rate of 3.8% in retail sales for the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19) as compared with the same period in 2018, said the Domestic Trade & Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP). Deputy Minister Chong Chieng Jen (pix) said as of 1Q19, the services sector contributed 57% to gross domestic product (GDP) and the wholesale and retail sub-sector was the main growth momentum for the services sector. “At the same time, the sales of wholesale and retail trade in May 2019 contributed an amount of RM110.8 billion to national GDP and accounted for approximately 1.8 million in manpower as a whole,” he said in his keynote speech at the Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA) Retail Conference 2019 here today. The conference was held in conjunction with MRCA’s Malaysia International Retail & Franchise 2019 taking place from July 18 till 20. Chong said the liberalisation of the Malaysian retail … [Read more...] about Malaysia retail sales growth rises 3.8% in Q1
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BSP forecasts May inflation to range from 2.8% to 3.6% Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star) - June 1, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Inflation may settle between 2.8 and 3.6 percent in May amid lower oil and rice prices, as well as cheaper electricity rates, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. The BSP’s Department of Economic Research said upside price pressures for May could emanate from the jeepney fare adjustment in Central Visayas and higher prices of selected food items. At the same time, the BSP said positive base effects could account for temporary price pressures in May. On the other hand, the central bank said lower rice and domestic oil prices alongside downward adjustment in electricity rates are seen to temper inflation for May. “Looking ahead, the BSP will continue to be watchful of evolving price trends to ensure that the monetary policy stance remains consistent with … [Read more...] about BSP forecasts May inflation to range from 2.8% to 3.6%
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 "The Long Night" aired earlier today and fans from around the world witnessed something extraordinary. The episode was an epitome of drama perfectly blended with all the right emotions. Major spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3: The highly anticipated episode of Game of Thrones began where it ended in the previous episode. All the major characters in the show are ready to fight the biggest battle of their lives including Daenerys Targaryen's Dothraki army and her army of Unsullied. Ser Jorah Mormont, Bernie of Tarth, Jaime Lannister, and Jon Snow's Ghost are leading the army from the North and East side of the Westeros. At the very beginning, we see Melisandre coming back to the North as we earlier predicted. She uses her magic to light up all the swords of the Dothraki army and it boosts up their morale. Lord Varys and Tyrion Lannister are headed to the Winterfell crypts. Tyrion is shown that he is particularly not happy by this … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 review: Battle of Winterfell was magical
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 "The Long Night" aired earlier today and we saw the death of several of our favorite characters. If Avengers: Endgame ending was heartbreaking, then Game of Thrones' episode 3 shattered our hearts into million pieces. Major spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3: As we knew from the released promo of episode 3 that the fight between Night King and the living will cost us several of our favourite characters. There were predictions that Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen will die during the fight but that did not happen. However, we did witness the loss of several characters. Here's a list of all those fallen heroes: Dolorous Edd: In one of the tense moments, we see Samwell Tarly almost getting eaten up by the White Walkers but was saved by Edd ... who instantly dies by a wight. Lyanna Mormont: A giant wight bust into the castle and tosses Lyanna Mormont along with her troop. Still, she manages to pick herself up and storms off towards the … [Read more...] about Who all died in Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 The Long Night?
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 "Battle at Winterfell" is going to telecast the biggest battle sequence in the entertainment history. The said episode is going to be 80 minutes long and will feature an epic fight between the Army of living vs the Army of dead. Here are our predictions of a few characters who are going to survive the battle and those characters who are surely going to die: Jon Snow: We cannot comprehend the fact that Aegon Targaryen will die in episode 3. He may not survive the end of the series but he is going to survive the forthcoming battle as he is going to face Cersei Lannister one more time in the fourth or fifth episode of Game of Thrones season 8. Killing him in episode 3 will come as a blow to all the fans who are rooting for him from the very beginning. Samwell Tarly: Samwell maybe the first one to kill a White Walker and he may know everything about dragonglass but we know that he is not a good fighter. There are chances that he may die in the upcoming … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3: These characters are most likely to die