Indonesia: September 2018 CPI inflation

18 October, 2018
By Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics and Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic

HIGHLIGHTS September 2018 trade Steeper moderation in import growth led to the turnaround in trade balance to a surplus of US$227m in September, but 3Q18 trade deficit rose to a 5-year high. Weakening Rp/US$

Indonesia: September 2018 CPI inflation

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

HIGHLIGHTS September 2018 CPI inflation Headline and core inflation decelerated in September. The headline inflation of 2.9% yoy was at its weakest pace since August 2016. The pass-through effect of a weaker rupiah and

Indonesia: September 2018 BI meeting

1 October, 2018
By Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics and Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic

HIGHLIGHTS September 2018 BI meeting Bank Indonesia (BI) lifted its policy rate by 25bp after a similar move by the US Federal Reserve (US Fed) overnight. BI to issue guidelines for domestic non-deliverable forward

Indonesia: August 2018 CPI inflation

5 September, 2018
By Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics and Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic

HIGHLIGHTS August 2018 CPI inflation Both headline and core inflation were unchanged in August, at 3.2% yoy and 2.9% yoy, respectively, as easing food prices offset higher education costs. Non-O&G wholesale price inflation eased

Indonesia: 2Q18 direct investments

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

HIGHLIGHTS 2Q18 direct investments Direct investments (DI) grew 0.6% yoy to US$12.9bn in 2Q18 as gains in DDI (+25.9% yoy to US$5.8bn) offset the decline in FDI (-13.5% yoy to US$7.1bn). The key growth

Indonesia: 2Q18 balance of payments

20 August, 2018
By Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics and Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic

HIGHLIGHTS 2Q18 balance of payments The 2Q18 current account deficit (CAD) hit a four-year high of -US$8.0bn or -3.0% of GDP, led by the trade account slipping into deficit and higher dividend repatriations. The

Indonesia: Consumers to reap the benefits of a (likely) people centric budget

13 August, 2018
By Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics and Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic

HIGHLIGHTS Consumers to reap the benefits of a (likely) people centric budget Consumers stand to gain the most from the shift in budget focus to favour boosting household purchasing power during an election year.

Indonesia: 2Q18 GDP growth: Better-than-expected

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

HIGHLIGHTS 2Q18 GDP growth: Better-than-expected 2Q18 GDP came in above expectations at 5.3% yoy, the strongest pace since 4Q13. Seasonal factors i.e. delay in harvest season to 2Q18 and the Eid al-Fitr celebrations, as

Indonesia: July 2018 CPI inflation

7 August, 2018
By Lim Yee Ping, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics and Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic

HIGHLIGHTS July 2018 CPI inflation Headline inflation edged up to 3.2% yoy in July, as accelerating food and core inflation was mitigated by the slower gain in administered prices. Rising input costs as a

Launch of Lifting-The-Barriers Reports 2013

19 March, 2014
By CARI | Source: CARI - CIMB ASEAN Research Institute

The ASEAN Business Club (ABC) launched the Lifting-The-Barriers (LTB) Reports on the 29th November 2013. This concludes the final phase of the LTB Initiative for the calendar year 2013. The six reports outlined the