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Economy

COVID surge puts brakes on Thai and Malaysia growth: survey

Virus variants and US rate hike loom over ASEAN economies

Shipping containers await transport from a port in Bangkok, Thailand in March 2016.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Economists are predicting a slowdown in the growth of Asian economies, including Thailand, Malaysia and India, as a surge in COVID-19 cases and contagious variants hinder recovery.

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