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...