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: January Monetary Policy Committee – Prospects of OPR hike dim

29 January, 2019
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research |

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Malaysia: December 2018 consumer price inflation

28 January, 2019
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research |

HIGHLIGHTS December 2018 consumer price inflation Headline inflation was steady at 0.2% yoy in December, while 2018 inflation rose 0.8% yoy, the mildest since 2009. We lower our 2019F inflation forecast from 2.7% to

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23 January, 2019

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