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August 2019

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29 Aug ASEAN Centrality Key to Weather Sino-American Tensions

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Download PDF here] Singapore, Thursday, 29 August 2019 – ASEAN centrality is key to weathering the Sino-American conflict, according to a report launched today at the 12th ASEAN and Asia Forum (AAF) by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Singapore’s oldest independent...

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29 Aug [Premium] Country Update: 15 – 28 August 2019

Indonesia   NasDem Demurs as Jokowi Finalises Selection of His New Cabinet (14-17 Aug)  President Joko Widodo “Jokowi” announced on Wednesday, 14 August that he had finalised the selection of his new cabinet. While the full list of ministers would only be announced after the start of his...

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23 Aug Sino-US tensions – the silver lining for Asean and Singapore

By Simon Tay and Jessica Wau For The Straits Times Many anticipate a Sino-American "war" and, while the proximate issues are in trade, there is a broader range of contention on issues relating to technology, unfair competition, democracy and the regional and global order. The effects will...

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19 Aug Singapore’s Economy in a Turbulent World

Amidst the Sino-American trade war and other factors like the Chinese slowdown, market watchers are expecting correspondingly slower growth in Singapore. Policymakers have warned about the risk of a technical recession in the fourth quarter of 2019, potentially continuing into next year. In this climate,...

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14 Aug [Premium] Country Update: 1 – 14 August 2019

Indonesia   Blackout Ordeal in Java Leads to Questions, Lawsuits (4-8 Aug)  Indonesian citizens across the island of Java were hit by a sustained electricity outage on Sunday, 4 August, following disruptions to several power plants. Tens of millions were affected as traffic lights, cashless payment services and...

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