ASEAN Macroeconomic Trends

Malaysia Continues to Exhibit High Growth; Low Inflation Rates in Thailand and Singapore Call for Attention

March 19, 2018 | by Takashi Kawabata - SPEEDA Chief Asia Economist, Translated by Kenneth Bresson

 Key Focus for February  In February, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia released their 4Q 2017 GDP statistics, while Singapore announced revised figures for the same...

Malaysia Raises Policy Interest Rate to Avoid an Overheated Economy; The Philippines Maintains Strong Growth

February 26, 2018 | by Takashi Kawabata - SPEEDA Chief Asia Economist, Translated by Kenneth Bresson

 Indonesia: Additional Measures Taken to Alleviate Economy by Raising Cash-Deposit Ratio  Indonesia’s Bank Indonesia (BI) held its Board of Governor’s Meeting, where...

ASEAN Macroeconomic Trends: Singapore’s Growth Rate Exceeds 3% for the First Time in Three Years; Thailand’s Economic Recovery Seen in Household Sector

February 2, 2018 | by Takashi Kawabata - SPEEDA Chief Asia Economist, Translated by Kenneth Bresson

Indonesia: Experienced Second Trade Deficit for 2017  Indonesia’s balance of trade for December 2017 was announced at a deficit of USD 300 million, though the balanc...

Malaysia Announces Budget Draft, Looks to Provide Generous Amount of Development for Infrastructure and Regional Areas Amidst the Country’s Favourable Economy

November 9, 2017 | by Takashi Kawabata - SPEEDA Chief Asia Economist, Translated by Kenneth Bresson

During 16–31 October, Indonesia estimated its growth rate for 2018 at 5.4% YoY within the budget that it recently established for the next financial year, with the government predict...

Indonesia Continues to Lower Interest Rates; Vietnam Records Over 7% GDP Growth for First Time in Seven Years

October 6, 2017 | by Takashi Kawabata - SPEEDA Chief Asia Economist, Translated by Kenneth Bresson

During 16–30 September, amongst the participating countries in ASEAN, the central banks of Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines each held monetary policy meetings, and Indonesia’s second...

ASEAN Macroeconomic Trends: Malaysia and the Philippines Undergoing Rapid Growth; Indonesia Lowered Interest Rate

September 8, 2017 | by Takashi Kawabata - SPEEDA Chief Asia Economist, Translated by Kenneth Bresson

 Of the critical macroeconomic indicators released for the ASEAN economies from 16–31 August, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines announced their real economic growth rates (GDP ...

ASEAN Macroeconomic Trends: ASEAN Economy Expected to Exhibit Steady Growth in 2H 2017

August 30, 2017 | by Takashi Kawabata - SPEEDA Chief Asia Economist, Translated by Kenneth Bresson

 “ASEAN Macroeconomic Trends” is a new series of SPEEDA reports released once every two weeks, compiled by Takashi Kawabata, our Chief Asia Economist. With macroeconomic indicators a...

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