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Malaysians most downbeat within Asean, FT survey shows

Malaysians most downbeat within Asean, FT survey shows

September 29, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 ― Malaysians expressed more pessimism about their country's economy than any other among five Asean nations polled, the FT Confidential Research (FTCR) has found. According to FTCR, the Malaysian respondents of its latest quarterly survey were less optimistic about economic performance in the next six months, in contrast to Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam in its survey. “FT Confidential Research's Economic Sentiment Index for Malaysia fell... Read more

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A customer picks up his purchase from a stall at a wet market in Kuala Lumpur September 29, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

A customer picks up his purchase from a stall at a wet market in Kuala Lumpur September 29, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa