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.

 

Malaysia: 2019 Budget Consultation

18 July, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research |

HIGHLIGHTS 2019 Budget Consultation Fiscal reforms in Budget 2019 are aimed at promoting sustainable, equitable and inclusive growth while ensuring credibility, accountability and transparency. Cost cutting is not the government’s only focus, as economic

Malaysia: July MPC meeting: Staying the course

16 July, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research |

HIGHLIGHTS July MPC meeting: Staying the course The Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) was held at 3.25% for the third meeting in a row, policy continuity was signalled under new BNM governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah.

Myanmar Monitor

12 July, 2018

Photo credit: Photostock Economy, Investment and Trade Chin State government is developing two major cities in Chin into industrial zones (6 July 2018) The Chin State of Myanmar will be developing industrial zones in

China-ASEAN Monitor

11 July, 2018

Photo Credit: TheEdge Markets   Economy, Investment and Trade Malaysia investigates links between China-backed projects and 1MDB (6 July 2018) Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced an ongoing investigation on whether part of

Malaysia: May 2018 trade

9 July, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research |

HIGHLIGHTS May 2018 trade Despite a sharp fall in total trade, the trade balance remained healthy at RM8.1bn Trade activity likely suffered from a high base and the 14% yoy decline in working days

Myanmar Monitor

6 July, 2018

Photo credit: Myanmar Business Today Economy, Investment and Trade Myanmar government gives importance to import substitutions to lower trade deficit (3 July 2018) Myanmar’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) said the country

China-ASEAN Monitor

6 July, 2018

Photo Credit: AFP   Economy, Investment and Trade Malaysian palm oil exporters encouraged to take advantage of the US-China Trade Dispute (4 July 2018) Malaysia’s Primary Industries Minister said the country’s palm oil exporters

Economic Focus: 2H18 Outlook – A summer of discontent

5 July, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic; Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics; Sofea Azahar, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics |

HIGHLIGHTS 2H18 Outlook: A summer of discontent The resilience of the global economy will be tested by tightening monetary conditions, risks of greater international trade and investment friction, and geopolitical uncertainty. Markets have become