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Malaysia's GDP accelerates to 4.9% growth, bucking Asian trend

Rise led by consumption and factory output uptick, but economists cautious

KUALA LUMPUR -- Stronger household consumption and manufacturing output led Malaysia to 4.9% year-on-year growth in the April-June quarter as the country remained one of Southeast Asia's most vibrant economies, many of which are vying for trade that is being diverted by the U.S.-China rift.

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