Are central banks in ASEAN in a sweet spot?

13 September, 2017
By Debapriya Mukherjee, CFA | 12 September 2017

The inflation conundrum In recent months, we have been observing a rise in growth with low inflation numbers. The puzzle is that inflation remains tepid amid rising growth with labor markets near full employment.

Ahok’s Blasphemy Case: Is There a Future for NKRI?

11 May, 2017
By Dr. Bambang Irawan | 11 May 2017

The Jakarta gubernatorial elections ended with Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno being declared the winners, they will serve as governor and deputy governor respectively, beginning in October this year. The incumbent, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama,

Trump’s impact in Asean

17 March, 2017
By Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin | 17 March 2017

Originally published in Malay Mail Online on 17 March 2017. MARCH 17 — When considering the impact of President Trump in Asean, it is necessary to appreciate the phenomenon that got him elected. Brexit

Next Governor of Jakarta: Incumbent Pair or Prabowo’s Men?

17 February, 2017
By Dr. Bambang Irawan | 17 February 2017

The first round of voting for the Jakarta gubernatorial election took place on Wednesday, 15 February 2017. The incumbent candidate, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, together with his running mate, Djarot Saiful