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Indonesia: May 2018 Bank Indonesia meeting

25 May, 2018
By Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics and Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic |

HIGHLIGHTS May 2018 Bank Indonesia meeting Bank Indonesia (BI) raised its 7-day Reverse Repo Rate by 25bp to 4.50% and left the door open for further policy rate adjustments. The rate hike cycles in

Malaysia: First election promise delivered as GST struck down

22 May, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research |

HIGHLIGHTS First election promise delivered as GST struck down The government will reduce the GST from 6% to 0% effective 1 Jun 2018. Sparse details on budget-balancing measures may spook markets as we estimate

China-ASEAN Monitor

21 May, 2018

Photo Credit: AP   Economy, Investment and Trade New Malaysian government will review agreements with China (2 May 2018) Chinese investments are trending in Indonesia as the country has received large investments from firms

Myanmar Monitor

21 May, 2018

Photo credit: Frontier Myanmar Economy, Investment and Trade Myanmar allows foreign firms to invest in wholesale and retail trade (14 May 2018) Myanmar’s Ministry of Commerce will open its wholesale and retail trading sector

Malaysia: 1Q18 GDP and current account

21 May, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research |

HIGHLIGHTS 1Q18 GDP and current account Malaysia’s economy expanded by 5.4% yoy in 1Q18 (+5.9% yoy in 4Q17), on the back of weaker growth in government consumption and investments. The policy environment has altered

Indonesia: April 2018 CPI inflation

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

HIGHLIGHTS April 2018 CPI inflation Headline inflation was stable at 3.4% yoy in April, a tad above our expectation but lower than market consensus. The stable reading was aided by balancing forces between volatile

Indonesia: 1Q18 direct investments

4 May, 2018
By Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics and Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic |

HIGHLIGHTS 1Q18 direct investments Direct investments (DI) rose 10.5% yoy to US$13.8bn in 1Q18, led by FDI (+11.5% yoy to US$8.1bn) and followed by DDI (+9.1% yoy to US$5.6bn). The key growth driver was

Myanmar Monitor

4 May, 2018

Photo credit: The Myanmar Times Economy, Investment and Trade MADB to enable more farmers to receive funds by revising its group-based lending system (1 May 2018) Moving away from the current group-based lending system,

China-ASEAN Monitor

4 May, 2018

Photo Credit: The Nation   Economy, Investment and Trade Large Chinese investments make their presence felt in Indonesia (2 May 2018) Chinese investments are trending in Indonesia as the country has received large investments