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Leading Japanese insecticide manufacturer Earth Corp. plans to expand sales in China and Southeast Asia via a subsidiary in Malaysia, as the risk of dengue fever and malaria in the region drives up demand for repellents.

The company has set up a wholly owned unit in Kuala Lumpur to market insecticides and air fresheners domestically and for export, according to a statement last week. It plans to start operations by October.

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