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Economic and Financial Developments in the Malaysian Economy in the Fourth Quarter of 2017

The BNM Quarterly Bulletin presents a quarterly review of Malaysia’s economic,monetary and financial developments. It includes the Bank’s latest assessments on the direction of the economy going forward. The Bulletin also provides insights on current economic and financial issues, including highlights of policy initiatives undertaken by Bank Negara Malaysia in pursuit of its mandates.

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Malaysian Economic Environment

The Malaysian economy grew by 5.9% in the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Both headline and core inflation moderated in 4Q 2017

  • Core inflation moderated to 2.3% in 4Q 2017
  • Lower percentage of items that registered above 2% inflation