Malaysia: February 2019 industrial production

12 April, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS February 2019 industrial production IPI growth undershot expectations at 1.7% yoy in February While slower growth in manufacturing growth tallied with our expectations, the 5% contraction in mining output threw our forecasts off

Mekong Monitor

11 April, 2019

Photo credit: Bangkok Post   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   THAILAND, CAMBODIA Thailand and Cambodia to officiate new rail link connecting both countries (5 April 2019) Thai transport minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith announced that Thailand

China-ASEAN Monitor

10 April, 2019

Photo credit: The Star   Economy, Investment and Trade   Malaysia’s ECRL deal with China could include palm oil buy (8 April 2019) Ongoing re-negotiations of Malaysia’s Chinese-backed East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project

Vietnam: 1Q19 GDP – resilient growth

8 April, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS Inflation to tick-up but stay manageable Vietnam registered a trade deficit of US$768m in February due to negative growth of 3.3% in exports. An upswing in domestic manufacturing compensated for the setback in

Mekong Monitor

4 April, 2019

Photo credit: Mizzima Myanmar   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   THAILAND, MYANMAR Thai border village calls for faster development to compete with Myanmar’s “new Chinatown” (2 April 2019) Chinese investment in Myanmar’s Kokko border

China-ASEAN Monitor

4 April, 2019

Photo credit: The Malaysian Reserve   Economy, Investment and Trade   China’s growing appetite for biodiesel increases demand for Southeast Asian palm oil (1 April 2019) Southeast Asia saw an increase in exports of

Thailand: Macro snapshot

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

HIGHLIGHTS Macro snapshot Thailand’s trade balance came in healthier at a surplus of US$3.5bn in February as a result of a sharp contraction in imports Better-than-expected election results for pro-junta coalition raises likelihood of

Mekong Monitor

28 March, 2019

Photo credit: The Irrawaddy   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   VIETNAM, THAILAND Vietnam to collaborate with Thai energy developer on US$7.8 billion LNG project (21 March 2019) The provincial government of Vietnam’s Ninh Thuan