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Malaysia's new central bank governor leaves economists puzzled

The timing of his move to cut interest rates catches many off-guard

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MR MUHAMMAD: His move to cut rates this week in only his second policy meeting since taking office has marked a departure for Bank Negara.

Kuala Lumpur

AFTER years of monetary policy stability and clear signalling on interest-rate moves, Malaysia's new central bank governor has left economists scratching their heads.

Governor Muhammad Ibra-him's move to cut interest rates this week in only his second policy meeting

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