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Growth slows to 4.9% as exports ebb

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's economic growth slowed in the second quarter of 2015, amid weaker demand for its commodities and manufactured goods.

     The Southeast Asian country's gross domestic product grew 4.9% on the year in the April-June period, driven mainly by domestic demand, the central bank said Thursday. The economy grew 5.6% on the year in the January-March term.

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