Mekong Monitor

17 May, 2019

Photo credit: VNA   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   VIETNAM, MYANMAR Vietnam and Myanmar strive to reach US$1 billion in trade turnover (12 May 2019) Myanmar President Win Myint’s visit to Hanoi on May

Mekong Monitor

9 May, 2019

Photo credit: The Nation   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   THAILAND-CLMV EXIM Thailand to continue supporting Thai SME expansion to CLMV markets (3 May 2019) Export-Import Bank of Thailand (EXIM Thailand) president Pisit Serewiwattana

Mekong Monitor

2 May, 2019

Photo credit: AFP   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   CAMBODIA, MYANMAR Myanmar State Councillor visits Cambodia to boost bilateral ties (1 May 2019) Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Cambodia on

Mekong Monitor

29 April, 2019

Photo credit: Reuters   TRADE, ECONOMY, AND INVESTMENT   CAMBODIA, THAILAND Cambodia and Thailand re-open cross-border rail link after 46 years (22 April 2019) Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun

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

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

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

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

Thailand: March Monetary Policy Committee meeting

25 March, 2019
By Michelle Chia, Economist, CIMB Research and Economic and Sofea Azahar, Economist, CIMB Research and Economics

HIGHLIGHTS March Monetary Policy Committee meeting BOT unanimously voted to keep the policy interest rate unchanged at 1.75%. Hawks in MPC folded as BOT downgraded GDP growth and core inflation outlook in 2019, signalling