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'Tumultuous' challenges for KL but buffers likely

Amid rising rates and trade shocks, respite could come from substantial natural resources and competitive manufacturing and services sectors

Economists expect the Malaysian economy to grow 4.8 per cent this year and growth to slow to between 4.2 and 4.7 per cent in 2019.


THE Malaysian economy is set to greet 2019 on the back foot, unlike the sunny start in 2018 as its "quixotic, yet well-meaning" regime grapples with the baggage of rising rates, trade shocks and risks of fiscal slippage.

It's going to be "tumultuous", said Lee Heng Guie,...

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