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Malaysia cites property bubble, geopolitics as risks to 2018 growth

Pro-business policies to continue even after winning election, says minister

Malaysia's Second Finance Minister Johari Abdul Ghani, left, with Nazir Razak, Chairman of CIMB Group Holdings on Thursday

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian government said on Thursday that the property glut and political tension in Asia pose risks to the country's economic growth this year as it considers deferring the zero fiscal deficit target from 2020 to 2023.

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