07 March, 2016
As appeared in Bloomberg

Senior Fellow of the CIMB ASEAN Research Institute Pauline Loong spoke on Bloomberg about the big gap in China’s policy blueprint for the next five years. She pointed out that notably missing from the outline of China’s Five Year Plan is any mention of strategies to deal with possible large-scale capital outflows once the currency barrier is dismantled, as envisioned in the push for renminbi globalization.

 

China-ASEAN Monitor

14 November, 2018

File Photo   Economy, Investment and Trade 17th ASEAN-China Transport Ministers Meeting (8 November 2018) The Seventeenth ASEAN and China Transport Ministers Meeting (17th ATM+China) was co-chaired by the Thai transport minister and Chinese

Indonesia: 3Q18 GDP growth – In line with expectation

14 November, 2018
By Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics and Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic |

HIGHLIGHTS 3Q18 GDP growth: In line with expectation 3Q18 real GDP growth of 5.2% yoy was supported by investment activity and public consumption whereas net exports remained a drag on GDP growth. We revise

Mekong Monitor

8 November, 2018

Photo credit: Real Estate   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   CAMBODIA EBA withdrawal could affect Cambodia’s real estate sector (7 November 2018) The potential discontinuation of the European Union’s duty-free trade privileges under its

China-ASEAN Monitor

7 November, 2018

Photo credit: CGTN   Economy, Investment and Trade English language Smart FTAX to help facilitate trade (5 November 2018) The English language version of China’s Smart FTAX System was launched on the sidelines of

Indonesia: 3Q18 direct investments

7 November, 2018
By Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics and Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic |

HIGHLIGHTS 3Q18 direct investments Direct investments (DI) fell 5.7% yoy to US$12.5bn in 3Q18 due to a deeper contraction in foreign direct investments (FDI) of 20.2% yoy to US$6.6bn. DI in manufacturing sector was

China-ASEAN Monitor

31 October, 2018

File Photo   Economy, Investment and Trade Bright prospects for China-ASEAN economic ties in the next 20 years (26 October 2018) China’s economic boom and increasing income levels augur well for its ASEAN partners

China-ASEAN Monitor

24 October, 2018

Photo credit: New Mandala   Economy, Investment and Trade China to expand trade and investment relations with Vietnam and Cambodia (19 October 2018) China will enhance cooperation in areas such as trade and investment

Malaysia: Economic Focus

23 October, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research |

HIGHLIGHTS Striking the right balance Key elements to watch in Budget 2019: Detailed fiscal framework, spending adjustments and revenue enhancements, like asset sales and taxes. Budget deficit to widen to 3.5-3.7% of GDP in