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Welcome to Maybank Investment Bank Berhad
Welcome to Maybank Investment
Suhaimi Ilias, Chief Economist, Maybank IB, started his career at the Economics Department of Bank Negara Malaysia in August 1993.
He joined Maybank Investment Bank in March 2007.
To date, his experience in Economic Research spans 15 years in that line.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Economics and a Master of Arts (Hons) in Economics from Cambridge University.
In 2008, Suhaimi was voted the best local economist in the Edge Brokers Poll and came in third in Asiamoney's Broker's Poll on local brokers for Malaysia macroeconomic research.
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Maybank Investment Bank Bhd chief economist Suhaimi Ilias, who expects prices to go up 3% in December, said this was due to the base-effect from the corresponding month in 2010 when the pace of price rises was faster.
said opinions were still divided as to whether the central bank would cut the key policy rate, which stood at 3%, in order to support growth.
The overnight policy rate (OPR) has been kept at 3% since last May after rates were raised four times from 2% in March 2010.
"I believe the central bank will not cut the OPR in the upcoming policy meeting," Suhaimi
monetary policy committee meets twice in the first quarter on Jan 31 and March 9.
said instead of a rate cut, the various Economic Transformation Programme projects would be used to stimulate the economy and boost domestic demand.
Suhaimi Ilias, regional ...
Suhaimi Ilias, regional economist with Maybank Investment Bank in Kuala Lumpur, says it is only a matter of time before the yuan becomes fully convertible.
Ilias of Maybank Investment Bank says a number of factors contributed to China's launch of its yuan trade settlement back in 2009.
"It was partly in reaction to the US dollar liquidity crunch following the global ?nancial crisis, China's growing economic stature and the need to re-balance its own currency composition of huge external reserves," he
The aim, he
adds, was to essentially reduce the overdependence on the US dollar as the major settlement currency.
"In Malaysia we started in November 2009 with Maybank being one of the local participating banks," Ilias
I would not be surprised if we have something formal in place by the end of the year," Ilias
"I think the activity will most ...
"I think the activity will most likely be in areas like private education and healthcare, where it is easy to set up or acquire, and not so much in professional business services like architecture, engineering and legal," said Suhaimi Ilias, an economist at Maybank Investment Bank.
In professional business services, there may be a relaxation of certain operating and employment conditions that currently make it hard for foreigners to participate, he