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.

 

Trump’s America and the Asian Spillover

22 November, 2016
By Dr. Arup Raha | 20 November 2016 |

​​Summary With the upcoming Trump presidency and Republican control of the House and Senate, this article looks at the possible changes to US policy and how that might affect Asia. It focuses on fiscal,

Myanmar Monitor Weekly

17 November, 2016

Than Htut Aung, CEO of the Eleven Media Group, is escorted by police from the court in Yangon on Friday. He and his chief editor will spend the next two weeks in Insein prison

China – Asean Monitor Weekly

4 November, 2016

Photo from The Jakarta Post Trade and Investment Malaysian Prime Minister signs 14 business arrangements during China visit Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the proposed investments from 14 business arrangements sealed

Myanmar Monitor Weekly

27 October, 2016

Photo via The Straits Times Society Myanmar most generous country in the world Myanmar has been named the most generous country in the world for the third consecutive year, according to the latest Charities

Britain looks east towards Asean

24 October, 2016

22 October, 2016 As appeared in The Star Online Unsettling period: The City of London is getting increasingly nervous about its future after Brexit. Many foreign banks are fretting and there is talk of

ASEAN Trade – Has Misery Created Opportunity?

19 October, 2016
By Dr. Arup Raha and Marisha Naz | 19 October 2017 |

One of the main reasons behind the downshift in global growth has been the structural decline in global trade (Figure 1). For ASEAN economies, this has been particularly relevant given their dependence on the

China – ASEAN Monitor Weekly

14 October, 2016

Photo from The Jakarta Post Trade and Investment Hopes rise as Duterte set to visit China Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will make a four-day state visit to China on 18-21 October, bringing along a

Myanmar Monitor Weekly

13 October, 2016

Photo from Reuters Economy Trade deficit reaches US$1.73 billion in government’s first six months Myanmar’s trade deficit has reached US$1.73 billion in the NLD government’s first six months, beginning in April, significantly lower than

Myanmar Monitor Weekly

7 October, 2016

Foreign Affairs AIIB opens Myanmar book amid falling FDI The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has issued its first loan in Myanmar. The AIIB will lend US$20mn to the Myingyan gas-fired power plant, which