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Economy

Southeast Asia faces speed bumps to export-driven growth

After banner 2017, worrying signs for production and consumption appear

Southeast Asia's export values grew by double digits on a monthly basis for every month in 2017 except June.

SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asia's strong exports and consumption, which helped sustain rapid growth throughout the region in 2017, are in a delicate spot as demand for electronic parts falls and interest rate hikes threaten to cool spending.

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