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China-ASEAN Monitor

20 July, 2018

Photo Credit: The Financial Express   Economy, Investment and Trade China is ASEAN’s largest trading partner for the ninth year in a row (18 July 2018) China’s vice-minister of commerce Gao Yan said that

Singapore: 2Q18 GDP growth (advance estimates)

20 July, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Sofea Azahar, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics |

HIGHLIGHTS 2Q18 GDP growth (advance estimates) Singapore’s economy lost speed in 2Q18, expanding 3.8% yoy (+4.3% yoy in 1Q18) and 1.0% qoq SAAR (+1.5% qoq SAAR in 1Q18). While manufacturing remains a key engine

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