Indonesia, Thailand election outcomes to be market neutral: DBS

Policy continuity expected regardless of results, say economists

Asean to rely on domestic demand for 2019 growth: HSBC

In the face of external weakness, private consumption must be the driver of growth, said HSBC economists

Indonesia rate hikes unlikely despite widening current account deficit: Citi

As long as capital inflows suffice, Bank Indonesia is unlikely to raise policy rates, says Citi economist

The Philippines central bank keeps policy rate on hold; more focus on domestic liquidity

The Philippines’ central bank on Thursday kept its benchmark interest rate on hold at 4.75 per cent as widely expected by economists, while cutting inflation forecasts for 2019 and the year after.

Indonesia's Q4 GDP rose slightly to 5.18% in Q4, beating economist expectations

Indonesia’s economic growth went up marginally to 5.18 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2018, from 5.17 per cent in Q3.

Thailand’s growth in 2019 likely to ease; central bank leaves key rate unchanged

Thailand’s economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is likely to pick up from Q3, as stronger net trade balance and tourism offset a slight ease in domestic demand, according to Maybank Kim Eng economists Lee Ju Ye and Chua Hak Bin.

Infrastructure, consumer and tech industries expected to benefit in a Jokowi victory: Fitch Solutions

With the Indonesian general elections slated for April 2019, Fitch Solutions analysts are expecting President Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, to succeed in his re-election bid.

Trade conflict impact lessened by rise of Asean+3 demand: study

Asean+3 has itself become a key source of final demand, cushioning the region from trade conflict spillovers, says the Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office.

Southeast Asia journey to adopt clean and low carbon technologies a bumpy one

Southeast Asian countries are beginning to transform the way energy is produced and consumed in order to transition to a low carbon, sustainable economy. But the journey has been a bumpy one and the region has overall been slower to adopt clean and low carbon technologies largely due to an ongoing ...

Southeast Asian merchants lead in benefiting from Chinese mobile payment: Nielsen report

Southeast Asian merchants are leading those in other regions in benefiting from Chinese mobile payment, according to data from the 2018 Trends for Mobile Payment in Chinese Outbound Tourism survey conducted by Nielsen and Alipay. 

Technology policy likely to stay its course in Indonesia: Fitch Solutions

The re-election of Indonesian President Joko Widodo is positive for the continuity of key technology policies and the growth prospects of the IT, consumer electronics and telecoms sectors for the country said Fitch Solutions Macro Research in a report on Jan 18. 

Power infrastructure to drive Indonesia's energy sector growth: Fitch Solutions

Construction of coal-fired power plants will be the main supporter of growth in the sector.

Greater uncertainty ahead for Asean in 2019: AMRO

In its monthly update for January, the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office sees greater uncertainty ahead in 2019.

Philippines on track for strong growth in 2019: Citi

Strong growth expected to continue though politics could be a distraction, says Citi.

Asean cities among top 20 for 'momentum' in JLL index

Four Asean cities rank among the world's top for socio-economic and commercial real estate momentum...

China tourism to Asean slowing: report

The China tourism boom is fizzling, with China visitor arrivals easing across most Asean countries in late 2018, say Maybank Kim Eng economists.