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Mekong Monitor

11 July, 2019

Photo credit: Bangkok Post   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   LAOS, VIETNAM Thailand’s B. Grimm Group opens two solar farms in Vietnamn (5 July 2019) Thailand’s B. Grimm Group began operating two solar farms

China-ASEAN Monitor

10 July, 2019

Photo Credit: The Malaysian Reserve   Economy, Investment and Trade   Malaysia-China trade hits US$100 billion (9 July 2019) China retained its position as Malaysia’s top trade partner for the tenth consecutive year, with

China-ASEAN Monitor

4 July, 2019

Photo Credit: South China Morning Post   Economy, Investment and Trade   Indonesia’s Batam to benefit from Apple supplier relocation (27 June 2019) Apple product manufacturer Pegatron will establish a US$40 million factory in

Mekong Monitor

27 June, 2019

Photo credit: VNA   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   LAOS, VIETNAM Laos, Vietnam investment ministries to enhance cooperation (22 June 2019) Vietnamese planning and investment minister Nguyen Chi Dung’s working visit to Laos concluded

China-ASEAN Monitor

26 June, 2019

Photo Credit: Bangkok Post   Economy, Investment and Trade   Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China to Southeast Asia (19 June 2019) Apple Inc has asked its major suppliers to explore

Bank Indonesia expected to lower policy rate in 2H19

25 June, 2019
By Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics and Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic |

HIGHLIGHTS June 2019 BI meeting Bank Indonesia left the 7-Day Reverse Repo Rate (7DRRR) at 6% but decided to lower Rupiah reserve requirement by 50bp, effective 1 July 2019. Dovish turn in global monetary

Mekong Monitor

20 June, 2019

Photo credit: baochinhphu.vn   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   VIETNAM, MYANMAR Laos and Vietnam to boost cooperation through infrastructure projects (18 June 2019) Vietnam is now Myanmar’s ninth largest trade partner with two-way trade

China-ASEAN Monitor

19 June, 2019

Photo Credit: Bangkok Post   Economy, Investment and Trade   Guangdong investors to build a digital park in Thailand’s EEC (12 June 2019) Chinese investors from Guangdong province are actively seeking business opportunities as

Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports contract for third consecutive month in May

18 June, 2019
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Sofea Azahar, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics |

HIGHLIGHTS May 2019 trade NODX slumped 15.9% yoy in May, the slowest since March 2016, dampened by weaknesses in non-electronics and electronics. Singapore’s trade outlook would likely remain bleak as the downturn in electronics

Mekong Monitor

13 June, 2019

Photo credit: Vietnam News   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   LAOS, VIETNAM Laos and Vietnam to boost cooperation through infrastructure projects (6 June 2019) Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s visit to Hanoi for talks