Malaysia: February 2018 trade

9 April, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research |

HIGHLIGHTS February 2018 trade Malaysia’s trade surplus narrowed to RM9.0bn in Feb as exports (-2.0% yoy) and imports (-2.8% yoy) recorded the first contractions in 16 months. While seasonal shutdowns and a high base

Economic Focus: Trade tensions escalate with tit-for-tat tariffs

9 April, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics |

HIGHLIGHTS Trade tensions escalate with tit-for-tat tariffs The US proposal of 25% tariffs on 1,333 types of imports from China worth US$50bn has been met by retaliatory duties from China on 106 products from

Myanmar Monitor

6 April, 2018

Photo credit: The Myanmar Times Economy, Investment and Trade Myanmar to promote its local stock exchange to Japanese investors (29 March 2018) The Government of Myanmar intends to attract investors from Japan by promoting

China-ASEAN Monitor

4 April, 2018

Photo Credit: Xinhua   Economy, Investment and Trade China, Laos to cooperate for more achievements in Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (1 April 2018) During a meeting that was held on 31 March between Chinese State Councilor

Indonesia: March 2018 CPI inflation

3 April, 2018
By Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics and Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic |

HIGHLIGHTS March 2018 CPI inflation Headline inflation accelerated to 3.4% yoy in Mar (3.2% yoy in Feb), in line with our and market expectations. Volatile food inflation surged to a 13-month high, primarily due

Malaysia: BNM Annual Report – Premature to pull back the reins

2 April, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research |

HIGHLIGHTS BNM Annual Report – Premature to pull back the reins BNM’s more optimistic growth forecasts for Malaysia – relative to our numbers and consensus – assumes higher contributions from the private sector and

Myanmar Monitor

30 March, 2018

Photo credit: The Myanmar Times Economy, Investment and Trade Myanmar government to come up with new National Logistic Master Plan (26 March 2018) Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications, with the assistance from Japan

China-ASEAN Monitor

30 March, 2018

Photo Credit: Getty Images   Economy, Investment and Trade Southeast Asia’s e-commerce market to be boosted by investments from Chinese companies (23 March 2018) According to Credit Suisse’s Head of Emerging Asia Economics, Chinese

Malaysia: February 2018 consumer price inflation

28 March, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research |

HIGHLIGHTS February 2018 consumer price inflation Headline inflation eased sharply to 1.4% yoy in Feb, due to diminishing food inflation and deflation in the clothing, transport and communication price indices. Our inflation outlook remains