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Margin compression fears grow amid slow consumer spending in Malaysia

2017 remains challenging as retail expenses rise amid a shrinking ringgit and anticipation of price hikes

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After a sluggish year for Malaysian retail, a slower-than-expected recovery in consumer spending is prompting concerns that margin compression is taking root.

Kuala Lumpur

AFTER a sluggish year for Malaysian retail, a slower-than-expected recovery in consumer spending is prompting concerns that margin compression is taking root.

With only two weeks to year-end, retailers caution 2017 remains challenging as daily expenses continue to rise

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