Myanmar Monitor

7 June, 2018

Photo credit: Economy Watch Economy, Investment and Trade New Planning and Finance Minister stresses the need for coordination among ministries to develop Myanmar’s economy (6 June 2018) U Soe Win was sworn in as

China-ASEAN Monitor

6 June, 2018

Photo Credit: Getty Images   Economy, Investment and Trade Thailand to introduce regional infrastructure fund with CLMV nations in 2019 to reduce reliance on China (4 June 2018) Thailand will create a regional infrastructure

Malaysia: April 2018 trade

6 June, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research |

HIGHLIGHTS April 2018 trade Malaysia’s trade surplus remained strong at RM13.1bn in April, aided by pronounced gains in petroleum and manufacturing exports. Key risks to the trade outlook are slowing tailwinds in the global

Myanmar Monitor

1 June, 2018

Photo credit: Economy Watch Economy, Investment and Trade Myanmar, Yunnan to sign bilateral agreement on border trade (31 May 2018) Myanmar and the regional government of Yunnan, China will seal a bilateral trade agreement

China-ASEAN Monitor

31 May, 2018

Photo Credit: Reuters   Economy, Investment and Trade Malaysia is trying to rearrange East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) terms (27 May 2018) According to Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Malaysian government

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