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

Indonesia’s headline inflation in May reaches 13-month high y-o-y

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

HIGHLIGHTS May 2019 CPI inflation Headline inflation in May accelerated past 3% for the first time this year, to reach a 13-month high of 3.3% yoy. Seasonally-higher demand during Ramadan was the key contributor

China-ASEAN Monitor

12 June, 2019

Photo Credit: Myanmar Times   Economy, Investment and Trade   Three locations identified in Myanmar for China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (7 June 2019) Myanmar and Chinese officials have named Muse and Chin Shwe Haw in

Mekong Monitor

30 May, 2019

Photo credit: Vientiane Times   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   LAOS, VIETNAM Laos aims to lower trade deficit with Vietnam to US$227 million in 2019 (24 May 2019) The Lao government hopes to lower

China-ASEAN Monitor

29 May, 2019

Photo Credit: Ministry of Communications and Information   Economy, Investment and Trade   Singapore and Shanghai look to boost bilateral cooperation (24 May 2019) Singapore’s newly-minted Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat made a

Singapore’s industrial production index rises 0.1% in April, beating expectations

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

HIGHLIGHTS Singapore’s industrial production index rises 0.1% in April, beating expectations Singapore’s IPI increased 0.1% yoy in Apr due to sharp improvements in semiconductor output, but the rebound could be short-lived. Early read-through from