Maszlee states that all his ministry can do is produce more highly-skilled graduates.
Bank Negara governor says public consultations will be held to formulate a localised policy.
Attracting investment to generate high-skilled jobs should be gov't's focus, says Shamsiah Mohd Yunus.
Negative headline inflation figures reported caused by lower fuel prices, it says.
The newly launched housing loan scheme is as announced in the Budget 2019 speech last November.
Other foreign currency assets stand at US$51.6 million as at end-November, says central bank.
The move is crucial to the pilgrimage fund refocusing on its original purpose, he says.
He says the pilgrimage fund is to be placed under the supervision of Bank Negara Malaysia administratively.
Bank Negara maintains key interest rate at 3.25 pct, while eyeing slowdown in economic growth and planned public spending cuts.
Najib said he had never seen the reserve to short-term external debt fall below 1.0 before GE14.
UPDATED 9.50AM | On a 22.5ha plot of gov't land the bank bought for RM2 billion to allegedly bail out 1MDB.
BNM is alleged to have overpaid for the 22.5ha plot, in order to raise funds for 1MDB.
It says currently, financial institutions maintained excess total capital buffers of RM135.9b.
However a Hong Kong analyst believes the 'worst is over' for M'sia.
It says the CEP has effected important government personnel changes and led to a pushback from Harapan leaders.
Compared to Najib, the finance minister says he is more inclined to trust the former Bank Negara governor.
Meanwhile, short-term rates are expected to remain steady.
According to Public Investment Bank Research, the central bank has room to intervene in interest rates.
Nor Shamsiah says she accepted the post with the utmost sense of honour and responsibility.
UPDATED 2.15PM | The former central bank governor is confident Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus will hit the ground running.
S Arutchelvan says investigations against him is a violation of his freedom to assembly.
COMMENT | When questions arise, they are not solved by simply putting the 'right people' at the helm.
Kohila hopes the new government would be more tolerant of citizens' rights to protest.
However, Muhammad Ibrahim's predecessor refuses to comment further on his resignation.
In an email to his staff, Muhammad says the central bank will never betray the public's trust.