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Indonesian Manufactures Constract to 28.55% in 2Q

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian Manufacturing Industry sector records a deeper contraction phase in the second quarter (2Q) of 2020. This is reflected in the...

IHS Markit: Vaccine Nationalism versus Co-operation

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Widespread vaccination against COVID-19 is the most critical component in the fight against the disease, and as countries vie for access to...

Indonesia’s Manufacturing Rises but Remains in Contraction Territory

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia's manufacturing conditions began showing its stretching in June, although the index remained firmly in contraction territory, according to the latest...

The Deepest Global Recession in 75 years will be the Shortest...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - All signs point to the second-quarter real GDP plunge in the United States (US) and European economies being one for the records—with double-digit...

APAC Dividends to Remain Resilient with a Projected Dip of 2%...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - IHS Markit projects aggregate dividend payouts from corporations in Asia-Pacific (APAC) region to remain relatively resilient amid the COVID-19 pandemic, led by mainland...

IHS: Recovery in Global Economic will take Two to Three years

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The global economy is in the midst of the worst downturn since the 1930s. China’ real GDP plunged a record annual rate of...

Global Economy: After Worst Recession in 1930s, What Path Will the...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - IHS Markit is looking past the horrific second-quarter drop in real GDP, and a deeper recession in 2020 than in 200 8 –...

Japan’s Largest-ever Stimulus Unlikely Offset a Sharp Economic Slowdown

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - As the number of new COVID-19 cases has accelerated rapidly over the past 10 days in Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared...

COVID-19 Recession to be Deeper than 2008 – 2009

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - This interim global forecast is the second prepared in March and is much more pessimistic than our March 17 regularly scheduled outlook. It...

US Scramble for Resources in COVID-19 Response

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Based on new IHS Markit data, the United States (US) shortage of medical supplies is being exacerbated by trade disruptions from the...

COVID-19: Sharp Reduction in Near-term Growth

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - IHS Markit estimates that global growth in 2020 will be 1.7 percent, compared with 2.5 percent in our February baseline, and 2.7 percent...

Global Economy Makes Solid Start to 2020

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The rate of global economic expansion accelerated to a ten month high in January, as growth strengthened in both the manufacturing and service...

Wuhan Virus: Economic Risks to the Asia-Pacific Region

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The outbreak of a SARS-like coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan is developing into a major potential economic risk to the Asia - Pacific region...

IHS Markit Sees Steady Growth If US, Iran Conflict Contained

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - IHS Markit sees the United States (US) and Iran conflict has been limited, suggesting the impact on global economic growth will...

Indonesia’s FM Sees Phase-One Deal Give Certainty

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesian finance minister Sry Mulyani Indrawati sees the signing of phase one deal between the world’s two largest economies, United States...

Global Dividend Payouts to Increase 5.5% in 2020

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Total dividend payouts are expected to hit $1.9 trillion in 2020, an increase of 5.5 percent from 2019, according to a...

Japan’s Current Account Surplus Widens in November

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan’s current account surplus rose by 75.0 percent year on year (y/y) to ¥1.4 trillion (US$16.0 billion) in November, and seasonally...

India’s Economic Growth to Touchs the Lowest Level Since Global Financial...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indian real GDP growth in the 2019 - 2020 financial year is estimated to moderate to a pace of 5.0 percent year on...

IHS Markit Cuts Global Recession Probability to One in Five

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - After weakening considerably in 2019, global growth is expected to stabilize at a rate of 2.5 percent in 2020 before edging...

IHS Markit: US-China “Phase One” Trade Deal Positive on Asian Exporters

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - IHS Markit opined if a first stage United States (US) - China trade deal can be finalized that cancels plans to...

Stronger Domestic Demand Leads to Upside Revision for Japan’s Real GDP...

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the third quarter (3Q) was revised up to 0.4 percent quarter to quarter...

Japan’s Trade Balance Turns to Surplus in October

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan’ trade balance turned to surplus of JPY17 billion (US$156.64 million) in October on a non-seasonally adjusted basis as imports declined faster (down...

The Global Economy Downward Pressure has Eased

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - The past month has seen some relief in the unrelentingly downbeat news on the global economy. There seems to be an uneasy cessation...

Indonesian Manufacturing Activity Deteriorates for Four Years

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Indonesia’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) fell to 47.7 in October, down from 49.1 in September, to indicate the sharpest deterioration of...

South Korea’s GDP growth in Q3 2019 moderates to 0.4% q/q

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - South Korea’ GDP growth rate moderated to a pace of 0.4 percent in third quarter (Q3) of 2019, according to the Advance Estimate...

Japan’s trade deficits for August narrow from a year ago

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan’ trade deficit narrowed by 69.6 percent in annual basis (YoY) to JPY136.3 billion (US$1.3 billion) in August on a non-seasonally adjusted basis...

US, China Trade War Escalates as Trump Hikes Tariffs on China

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - President Donald Trump’ decision to impose a tariff rate of 10 percent on an additional US$300 billion of Chinese products is...

Insight: Cuts, Leaves Options Open

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - As we expected the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) lowered the target for the federal funds rate of a quarter point to...

China’s Trade Surplus US$41B in May

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - China's trade surplus increased to $41.7 billion (Rp592.14 trillion) in May, up to $27.9 billion from the previous month. The year-to-date...

Japan’s Real GDP Growth Slightly Up 2.2% in 1Q

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) - Japan’s real GDP growth for the first quarter (Q1) of 2019 was revised up marginally to 0.6 percent quarter to quarter...