Large price increases for commodities and China’s heavy industry output continue to worry businesses, markets, and policymakers. If these price...

After being lauded for their successful containment of Covid-19 in 2020, the ASEAN-6 economies have experienced a surge in cases since the start...

World trade is staging an impressive recovery and so are ASEAN’s exports. We forecast exports will make a positive contribution to headline growth...

A great uncertainty for the growth outlook is the extent to which households will spend the additional savings they’ve accumulated once normal...

The global travel recovery has remained elusive so far. Vaccination is underway in 150 countries and will play a vital role in the easing of...

To fight the worst economic recession in Singapore’s history, the Finance Minister, Heng Swee Keat, delivered close to S$100bn (20% of GDP) worth...

Expectations of a supportive macro policy environment have underpinned our positive 2021 outlook for India for some time. Despite the impressive...

The IDR and INR were the only Asian currencies that depreciated against the USD in 2020. Last year we highlighted the twin deficit risks that were...

Markets have cheered today’s budget, which was perceived to be growth-oriented with an emphasis on infrastructure spending. The revised estimates...

On February 1, Myanmar’s military seized control of the country, announcing a one-year state of emergency and the replacement of democratically...