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Spot USD/MYR has been unfazed by the release of a batch of Malaysian data and last trades at MYR4.1140, 75 pips worse off and close to its session trough.
- Malaysia's industrial output index surged 50.1% Y/Y in April, building on a 9.3% gain recorded in March and beating consensus forecast of +47.9%. Headline index was boosted by a strong performance of the m'fing index, which rose 68.0% Y/Y.
- M'fing sales grew 72.5% Y/Y in April after a 15.3% increase in March, with the transport equipment & other m'fing products component boosting the overall reading.
- The value of retail & wholesale trade rose 66.2% Y/Y in April, mainly on the back of surging motor vehicle sales.