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Malaysia's Q1 GDP unexpectedly expands, but tough Q2 looms

GDP up 0.7% in Q1; coronavirus pandemic will hit exports and domestic demand in Q2

Kuala Lumpur 

MALAYSIA'S economy grew marginally in the first quarter, exceeding expectations, but will likely contract in April-June as the coronavirus pandemic hits exports and domestic demand.

Gross domestic product grew 0.7 per cent in the first quarter from a year earlier,...

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