Malaysia mulls stimulus package as coronavirus outbreak takes toll on economy

Pedro Gonçalves
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Malaysia's gross domestic product rose 4.3% in 2019, slowing down from the 4.7% growth logged in 2018, and the coronavirus outbreak will put further pressure on the economy this year. Kuala Lumpur  is looking to launch a stimulus package to mitigate the economic impact of the epidemic. The economy of the Southeast Asian nation is closely linked with its biggest trade partner China, where the novel coronavirus has killed more than 1,000 people, infected 42,000 and disrupted economic activity. "Among the focus areas will be to...

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