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ASEAN growth forecast downgraded further as trade war escalates

Key regional elections in 2019 seen as risk factors, economists say

A worker walks next to a stack of containers at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta.   © Reuters

As U.S.-China tensions over trade and high-technology issues intensified, economists in Asian countries further weakened their growth outlooks. The 2019 growth forecast for Southeast Asia's most robust economies was revised down by 0.1 point to 4.7%, making two consecutive downward revisions since September.

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