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Slower growth seen in Malaysia due to US-China trade dispute

PETALING JAYA: The ongoing United States-China trade dispute is expected to result in a slowdown in average real gross domestic product (GDP) growth, as well as weigh on exports for Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand over the coming quarters.

The research house added that the likely escalation of trade tensions in the second half of 2018 would act as a drag on exports in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, which will, in turn, weigh on growth.

Philippine paddy rice losses from typhoon exceed forecasts

MANILA: The Philippines lost a total of 250,730 tonnes of paddy rice due to the strong typhoon that hit its northern provinces over the weekend, according to initial official estimates, exceeding a worst-case forecast by 60 percent.

Hong Kong, southern China clean up after super typhoon

SHANGHAI: The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up on Monday after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent years, with financial markets and offices operating as normal.

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