All eyes on Najib to shore up market confidence

Wong Choon Mei

Modified 13 Oct 2008, 5:24 pm

Malaysians can expect another week of turbulent markets after the much-awaited Group of Seven finance ministers’ meeting failed to produce specific measures to curb the world’s worst financial crisis.

All eyes are now on new Finance Minister Najib Abdul Razak - who is due to submit the 2009 Budget for debate at Parliament tomorrow - for solutions to buffer the country from the worst meltdown since the 1929 Great Depression, which had shackled global growth for more than a decade.

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