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Malaysia grew 5.1% in Q4

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Kuala Lumpur — Malaysia's central bank said on Wednesday the country's economy grew a faster-than-expected 5.1% in the fourth quarter of last year. Growth for the full year was 4.7%. 

A farmer collects vegetables at his farm in Klang outside Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. (Photo by Reuters)

Bank Negara Malaysia said fourth-quarter growth was underpinned by strong expansions in manufacturing and services, helping to exceed forecasts of 4.8% growth.

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