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Shares in Top Glove and other Malaysian glove manufacturers soared last year, spurred by global medical demand.   © AFP/Jiji
Market Spotlight

Malaysia stocks lag as glove makers lose grip on investors

COVID-19 resurgence and political turmoil dragging on market

P PREM KUMAR, Nikkei staff writer | Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia's stock market, which got a boost last year from companies that did well out of the coronavirus pandemic, is now a COVID-19 loser -- to the point where it stands out in 2021 as one of Asia's worst performing markets.

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