Malaysia: March 2019 trade

7 May, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS March 2019 trade Trade performance in Mar exceeded expectations as milder-than-expected declines in exports and imports lifted the trade surplus to RM14.4bn. A US-China trade deal, recovery in regional manufacturing activity, and stronger

Indonesia: 1Q19 direct investment realisation

6 May, 2019
By Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics and Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic |

HIGHLIGHTS 1Q19 direct investment realisation Total realised investments fell 2.8% yoy to US$13.4bn in 1Q19 as the gains in the tertiary sector were insufficient to offset declines in other sectors. We expect investments to

Mekong Monitor

2 May, 2019

Photo credit: AFP   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   CAMBODIA, MYANMAR Myanmar State Councillor visits Cambodia to boost bilateral ties (1 May 2019) Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Cambodia on

China-ASEAN Monitor

30 April, 2019

Photo credit: Xinhua   Economy, Investment and Trade   Cambodia, China ink nine agreements during the Belt and Road Forum (28 April 2019) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his delegation signed nine agreements

Singapore: March 2019 industrial production

29 April, 2019
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Sofea Azahar, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics |

HIGHLIGHTS March 2019 industrial production The IPI contracted by 4.8% yoy in March due to declines in all clusters except for biomed, transport engineering and general manufacturing. External headwinds and benign core inflation risks

Mekong Monitor

29 April, 2019

Photo credit: Reuters   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   CAMBODIA, THAILAND Cambodia and Thailand re-open cross-border rail link after 46 years (22 April 2019) Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun

China-ASEAN Monitor

29 April, 2019

Photo credit: Xinhua News Agency   Economy, Investment and Trade   ASEAN leaders head to Beijing for the Belt and Road Forum on April 25-27 (22 April 2019) All 10 ASEAN heads of state

Mekong Monitor

18 April, 2019

Photo credit: Fresh News   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   VIETNAM, CAMBODIA Vietnam agrees to sell an additional 50MW of electricity to Cambodia (15 April 2019) Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed

China-ASEAN Monitor

17 April, 2019

Photo credit: AP Photo   Economy, Investment and Trade   Malaysia and China revive rail link project on a revised US$10.7 billion budget (15 April 2019) Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced on April

Singapore: MAS monetary policy review

16 April, 2019
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Sofea Azahar, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics |

HIGHLIGHTS MAS monetary policy review MAS kept its monetary policy stance unchanged today as real GDP growth eased to 1.3% yoy in 1Q19 amid accelerating headwinds in manufacturing MAS expects 2019F GDP growth slightly