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1MDB debt could trigger Malaysia credit downgrade: analysts

KUALA LUMPUR -- U.K.-based Oxford Economics said in a report on Monday that Malaysia is at risk of a credit rating downgrade, weighed down by debts at a state fund. Foreign investors' interest in its stock market is weakening despite liquidity inflow into regional markets.   

Malaysian public debt swelled to 54.5% of its gross domestic product in 2015, up from 40% in 2008 and near a state-imposed ceiling of 55%. The rate, noted the report, is the highest since 1992, and far above Indonesia's 29% and Thailand's 31%.

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