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Guan Eng: Supply shocks affected Q1 GDP

Published on 17 May 2019 2:31:42 PM

Malaysia’s first quarter growth would have done better if not for the production supply shocks, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said after the launch of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) Fintech Roundtable 2019 on Friday.

Data released by Bank Negara Malaysia showed that the country’s economy expanded 4.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, higher than economists’ expectations of 4.3 per cent.