Malaysia’s 2010 Growth Can Exceed Current Forecast, Najib Says

Gross domestic product can expand by 1 percent to 2 percent more than the central bank’s March forecast of 4.5 percent to 5.5 percent, Najib told the Foreign Correspondents Association in Singapore yesterday. Measures including developing the Islamic finance industry will aid growth, he said, adding that the government will probably sell Shariah-compliant global bonds denominated in dollars.