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M'sia holds rate, but may hike it early next year as inflation rises

Current-account deficit unlikely as Sept trade data surpasses analyst forecasts

Kuala Lumpur EXPECT Malaysia's central bank to raise rates early next year as inflation begins to bite. And notwithstanding doomsayers' predictions, don't expect a current account deficit on the country's balance of payments anytime soon. Despite its acknowledgement that inflation is slowly

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