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

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