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ASEAN Collective Leadership Running on Empty

10 September, 2019
By Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid | 2 September 2019 |

ASEAN Collective Leadership Running on Empty Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia At the Bangkok ASEAN summit in June, the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) asked the region’s leaders to show greater collective political leadership

Indonesia’s headline inflation rises to 20-month high of 3.5% y-o-y in August

3 September, 2019
By Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics and Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic |

HIGHLIGHTS August 2019 CPI inflation Headline inflation quickened to a 20-month high of 3.5% yoy in August, while core inflation increased to 3.3% yoy, the highest since February 2017. Drought, rising gold prices and

Japan to the rescue?

27 August, 2019
By Imran Shamsunahar | 27 August 2019 |

It’s fair to say that ASEAN is finding itself in between a rock and a hard place. With the trade war between the US and China seeing no sign of concluding, the region’s export-oriented

Pace of contraction for Singapore’s IPI slows down in July

27 August, 2019
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Sofea Azahar, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics |

HIGHLIGHTS July 2019 industrial production Manufacturing weakness abates amid regional semiconductor rebound, and incremental gains in chemicals and transport engineering. Tech output surge to be short-lived as higher US-China tariffs loom from September. The