Malaysia’s January CPI up 2.3%, below forecast

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Shoppers wearing protective masks shop at a market, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Kuala Lumpur

Feb 24 – Malaysia’s consumer prices in January rose 2.3% from a year earlier, below forecast,  government data showed on Thursday.​

January’s consumer price index (CPI) was expected to rise 2.5%, according to 22 economists surveyed in a Reuters poll.