China-ASEAN Monitor

11 July, 2018

Photo Credit: TheEdge Markets   Economy, Investment and Trade Malaysia investigates links between China-backed projects and 1MDB (6 July 2018) Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced an ongoing investigation on whether part of

Malaysia: May 2018 trade

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

HIGHLIGHTS May 2018 trade Despite a sharp fall in total trade, the trade balance remained healthy at RM8.1bn Trade activity likely suffered from a high base and the 14% yoy decline in working days

Myanmar Monitor

6 July, 2018

Photo credit: Myanmar Business Today Economy, Investment and Trade Myanmar government gives importance to import substitutions to lower trade deficit (3 July 2018) Myanmar’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) said the country

China-ASEAN Monitor

6 July, 2018

Photo Credit: AFP   Economy, Investment and Trade Malaysian palm oil exporters encouraged to take advantage of the US-China Trade Dispute (4 July 2018) Malaysia’s Primary Industries Minister said the country’s palm oil exporters

Economic Focus: 2H18 Outlook – A summer of discontent

5 July, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic; Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics; Sofea Azahar, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics

HIGHLIGHTS 2H18 Outlook: A summer of discontent The resilience of the global economy will be tested by tightening monetary conditions, risks of greater international trade and investment friction, and geopolitical uncertainty. Markets have become

Myanmar Monitor

28 June, 2018

Photo credit: Flickr Economy, Investment and Trade Myanmar’s Yangon Parliament approves the development of industrial zones in townships outside Yangon city (25 June 2018) Development of industrial zones in 11 townships outside Yangon city

China-ASEAN Monitor

27 June, 2018

Photo Credit: AFP   Economy, Investment and Trade Southeast Asian property market attracts Chinese investors (25 June 2018) The southeast Asian real estate market has successfully attracted at least US$2.5 billion during year end

Myanmar Monitor

21 June, 2018

Photo credit: Phoe Khwar Economy, Investment and Trade Myanmar stands to benefit from US-China trade war (21 June 2018) According to Myanmar’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), many Chinese companies have stated

Malaysia: May 2018 consumer price inflation

21 June, 2018
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research

HIGHLIGHTS May 2018 consumer price inflation Malaysia’s headline inflation inched up to 1.8% yoy in May, largely due to transport inflation and rental revisions. We revise down our 2018F CPI forecast from 2.6% to