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Currency volatility, Sri Lanka budget, Malaysia GE15

The rebound in Asian currencies triggered by the weaker-than-expected US CPI data for October already appears to be running out of steam, and we expect more weakness over the coming months as a combination of a hawkish US Federal Reserve and a global recession reduces demand for risky assets. This will put the onus on Asian central banks to tighten monetary policy further over the coming months.

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