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Poor Ramadan sales distress M'sian retailers

With many households shouldering heavy debts, a lot of shoppers are just looking, not buying.

Kuala Lumpur

AS the Muslim fasting month draws to a close, Malaysian retailers are lamenting the most dispiriting Ramadan sales in years, adding to evidence recent hard decisions on taxes and subsidies might be costing the economy its main growth engine.

The fasting month is...