2Q GDP at 4.5%, below consensus estimates

PETALING JAYA: Economic growth for Malaysia in the second quarter of this year came in at 4.5%, which was below the consensus estimates of more than 5%. According to Bank Negara Malaysia, supply disruptions in the second quarter resulted in the slower economic growth. In comparison, GDP growth was 5.8% in the corresponding quarter of 2017 and 5.4% in 1Q2018.


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