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Robust 2017 growth sets stage for Malaysia's Najib ahead of polls

Bank Negara Malaysia said domestic demand continued to drive growth in October-December.

Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA'S economy expanded by a stronger-than-expected 5.9 per cent in the last quarter of 2017, a likely boost for Prime Minister Najib Razak ahead of national elections that must be held by August.

The brisk pace of growth over the past four quarters may increase...

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