EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today

EVENING 5: Five things you need to know today
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EVENING 5: BNM halves 2021 GDP forecast

Dirty dealings. Corporate battles. Consumer woes. Here are five things you need to know today.

1. Bank Negara halves its 2021 GDP forecast range for Malaysia to between 3% and 4% amid nationwide containment measures.

2. Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin seeks bipartisan support from rival MPs to solve the ongoing political crisis.

3. The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme will start vaccinating adolescents aged 12 to 17 years.

4. MISC sees its net profit jump 79.9% in 2QFY21 to RM538.8 million and approves a dividend of seven sen per share.

5. Duopharma Biotech says its shareholders voted to approve its corporate exercise involving a one-for-three bonus issue.