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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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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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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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14 Nov Economic integration the flying factory

        Bonnie Glaser of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, a think-tank in Washington, says China may even be pursuing economic integration to strengthen its leverage. “China’s strategy is to weave together a network of economic interdependence. It is using the centrality of its power...

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14 Nov Obama Seeks to Reassure Regional Allies Following China Accords

On the heels of securing new climate, trade and military agreements with China, President Barack Obama looked to reassure America’s wary regional allies of its continued commitment to them. Mr. Obama, who attended a series of meetings Thursday in Myanmar at back-to-back summits with South and...

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13 Nov Haze exhibition and roundtable media coverage

SIIA's Haze Exhibition- Haze: Know it. Stop it (7 to 9 November 2014) Launched by Senior Minister of state for Health Dr Amy Khor, the three-day exhibition, titled 'Haze: Know it. Stop it', held over the weekend at Vivocity, was part of the SIIA’s efforts to...

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