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Malaysia's May inflation rises on costlier fuel, lags view

Analysts expect inflation to moderate in months ahead on zero GST rate

Analysts expect 2018’s fuel-related inflation in Malaysia to moderate amid higher base effects, re-subsidization of domestic fuel price and high likelihood of a downward adjustment of global commodity prices.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) - Malaysia's consumer prices rose at a marginally slower-than-expected pace in May as food inflation moderated, helping to cushion a surge in transport costs, official data Wednesday showed.

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