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September 2018

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24 Sep Asean infrastructure: Keeping it sustainable

Simon Tay and Lau Xin Yi For The Straits Times Five years after the launch of China's Belt and Road Initiative, doubts are rising as to whether the world's most ambitious infrastructure plan is delivering the benefits it promises. From drastically reducing the scale of Myanmar's Kyauk...

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24 Sep Myanmar 2.0 in the making?

Simon Tay For The Business Times PEOPLE now perceive Myanmar very differently compared to just two years ago. In 2016, there was euphoria after the iconic Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy swept the elections. Myanmar's economic opening, begun under the previous military-backed government, brought...

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13 Sep The EU and ASEAN in Uncertain Times: Farewell to Multilateralism?

Farewell to Multilateralism? Building a Strong Europe for a Strong World Order By Mr. Andreas Michaelis, State Secretary, Federal Foreign Office, Federal Republic of Germany For SIIA Seminar - "The EU and ASEAN in Uncertain Times: Integration, Tensions, and Trade" Anrede, I am grateful to the Singapore Institute of International Affairs...

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05 Sep Myanmar needs to be more politically and economically transparent

Country continues to offer tremendous investment opportunities and growth For immediate release SIIA-SGX Myanmar Investment Forum Wednesday, 5 September 2018: Myanmar must be more transparent with the international community, said a leading independent think tank at an investment forum at the Singapore Exchange (SGX). Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman...

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04 Sep Singapore’s Role in ASEAN’s Sustainable Infrastructure

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is often lauded as the new growth frontier blessed with a growing young working population and massive economic opportunities. As the regional bloc moves towards economic integration, better infrastructure and connectivity is needed to facilitate greater movement of...

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