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.

 

Mekong Monitor

7 September, 2018

Photo Credit: Bangkok Post   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   THAILAND Thailand is the most digitally disrupted market in Asia Pacific (29 August 2018) Thailand has been listed as the most digitally disrupted market

China-ASEAN Monitor

5 September, 2018

File photo   Economy, Investment and Trade The Philippines to ink ten infrastructure loan agreements with China (28 August 2018) The Department of Budget and Management has confirmed that at least ten infrastructure loan

50th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Meeting

5 September, 2018

  The 50th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) meeting concluded in Singapore on 1 September 2018. The meeting was chaired by Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Chan Chun Sing. Prior to the 50th AEM

Indonesia: August 2018 CPI inflation

5 September, 2018
By Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics and Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic |

HIGHLIGHTS August 2018 CPI inflation Both headline and core inflation were unchanged in August, at 3.2% yoy and 2.9% yoy, respectively, as easing food prices offset higher education costs. Non-O&G wholesale price inflation eased

Thailand: Macro snapshot

4 September, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Sofea Azahar, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics |

HIGHLIGHTS Macro snapshot A dip in agriculture exports and slower tourist arrivals weighed on the current account, but net financial outflows abated, relieving pressure on the balance of payments. Gains in consumer confidence and

Mekong Monitor

30 August, 2018

Photo Credit: AP   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   MYANMAR Myanmar’s Financial Inclusion Roadmap focuses on fintech (24 August 2018) The latest inclusion of forming a digital services working group that will be supervised

China-ASEAN Monitor

29 August, 2018

Photo credit: AP   Economy, Investment and Trade Singapore, Guangdong to tie up on high tech, smart cities (24 August 2018) Fourteen Singapore companies signed agreements to partner with Chinese companies from the South

Singapore: July 2018 industrial production

29 August, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Sofea Azahar, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics |

HIGHLIGHTS July 2018 industrial production The industrial production index (IPI) came in ahead of our forecast at 6.0% yoy in July due to resilient pharmaceutical and chemicals output growth. However the prognosis for the

Thailand: 2Q18 GDP

28 August, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Sofea Azahar, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics |

HIGHLIGHTS 2Q18 GDP Thailand’s economy expanded by 4.6% yoy in 2Q18 after an upwardly-revised GDP growth reading of 4.9% yoy in 1Q18. Domestic demand rebounded strongly, led by private consumption and investments. Subdued inflation,

Malaysia: 2Q18 GDP and current account

27 August, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research |

HIGHLIGHTS 2Q18 GDP and current account Malaysia’s economy expanded by 4.5% yoy in 2Q18, the weakest since 4Q16, partly due to supply shocks in agriculture (palm oil and rubber) and mining (natural gas). We