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Trade war

Trade war stings Southeast Asia's export economies

Average growth of ASEAN-5 nations fell to 4.5% in 3Q from 5.5% a year before

Dark economic clouds hang over Southeast Asia as trade war bites into growth   © Reuters

SINGAPORE/MANILA -- The trade war between Washington and Beijing is taking its toll on the export-reliant economies of Southeast Asia, and clouding the outlook for business in the region.

Growth in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand all slowed on an annual basis in the July-September period after the U.S. and China started to ramp up tariffs.

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