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November 2014

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28 Nov Inclusive connectivity the way forward for Asean

Inclusive connectivity will create many opportunities for Asean to step into a more advanced future, a panel discussion heard last week during the Asean Business and Investment Summit held in Nay Pyi Taw. David Carden, partner-in-charge of Asia, Jones Day, and former US ambassador to Asean,...

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28 Nov Can Lima pave the way for a real climate deal in Paris?

While all signs seem to point in the right direction, the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNCCC) negotiations in Lima next month will give us a better indication of whether we can truly expect a global climate agreement in 2015. The Durban...

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27 Nov Belgian DPM urges anti-terror efforts

Governments can stop their citizens joining extremist groups in the Middle East by identifying what drives them to take up arms for terrorists groups such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders said yesterday. The reasons they leave for...

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19 Nov New ZSL toolkit boosts transparency for palm oil

A new platform launched by wildlife conservation charity ZSL seeks to raise the level of trust and transparency in the sector by assessing palm oil companies on their environmental policies. The global palm oil industry is set for a shake-up with the launch of a ground-breaking...

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19 Nov China’s Asian Bank may herald a new world order

A commentary by SIIA Chairman Simon Tay was quoted in The Nation: In a commentary published in the Jakarta Post, Singapore Institute of International Affairs chairman Simon Tay argued that the AIIB proposal runs against the established regional and global order, in which the Americans dominate...

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19 Nov China’s regional vision gathers momentum

The key global economies met in Brisbane for the Group of 20, following recent summits for ASEAN, East Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. These are not just about politics but growth, trade and investment. In our region, a range of agreements are under negotiation...

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16 Nov The slow struggle to economic integration

Like post-independence America, ASEAN is a place with border disputes, no common currency, and weaknesses in education, infrastructure and environmental protection. Yet with strong leadership and focus on improvements in the right areas, the bloc has a huge amount of potential to grow in the years...

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