Malaysia Delays Release of October CPI

By Yantoultra Ngui Features Dow Jones Newswires

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--The release of Malaysia's October inflation data has been postponed to 0400 GMT on Nov. 24 from Nov. 22, the statistics department said Wednesday.

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The department said the data will be released after it is presented to the cabinet. The consumer-price index, a main gauge of inflation in Malaysia, could offer cues on the country's monetary-policy stance in 2018.

Malaysia's central bank, in its policy statement released earlier this month, signaled the possibility of an interest-rate increase next year after leaving the benchmark rate unchanged at 3.00%.

Write to Yantoultra Ngui at yantoultra.ngui@wsj.com

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November 21, 2017 23:39 ET (04:39 GMT)