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November 2018

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23 Nov [Premium] Country Updates: 10 – 23 November 2018

Indonesia Surprise Rate Hike by Bank Indonesia due to Widening Current Account Deficit (15 Nov) Indonesia’s central bank surprised observers with its sixth rate hike in 2018, bringing its benchmark rate to 6%. Bank Indonesia Governor Perry Warjiyo explained that the hike was aimed at reducing the...

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23 Nov Southeast Asia must guard against digital domination risks

"As businesses and supply chains transform, it is necessary for ASEAN to prepare for the inevitable digitization of the regional economy." - Chen Chen Lee, SIIA director of policy programmes, Nikkei Asian Review commentary Full article: Southeast Asia must guard against digital domination risks [First published in Nikkei...

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19 Nov Trump is inadvertently uniting Asia

In this commentary for the Nikkei Asian Review, SIIA chairman Simon Tay said that more countries will move forward together, cooperating on an intra-Asian basis, without the US. Full article: Trump is inadvertently uniting Asia [First published in Nikkei Asian Review on 12 November 2018]...

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09 Nov Britain looks to Asean post-Brexit – The Straits Times

The Chatham House and SIIA organised a dialogue on the future of ASEAN-UK cooperation post-Brexit on Thursday, 8 November 2018. UK's Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field, who delivered a keynote speech at the event, spoke to The Straits Times at the...

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