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Malaysia faces spike in risks as central bank chief retires, gas markets slump

Analysts are wary of who will replace Zeti and whether Bank Negara will be able to retain its credibility

Dr Zeti, who has ably steered Malaysia through global financial crises, steps down in April.


AFTER grappling with a sliding currency and a slowing economy, Malaysian policymakers may have to cope with heightened risks from April - the departure of the country's respected central bank governor and a further slump in the price of gas exports.

Malaysia's ringgit was...