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Malaysia May exports rise despite weak electronics shipments

Analysts warn of tougher times tracking Sino-US trade war, blurry global outlook

A view of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline: Malaysia's economic growth in the first quarter decelerated to 4.5% year-on-year as consumers trimmed property purchases, while businesses pared investments.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) - Malaysia's exports picked up pace and rose 2.5% in May from a year earlier, official data Thursday showed, although economists flagged risks from escalation in U.S.-China trade tensions.

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