April 2020
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April 2020

24 Apr [Premium] Country Update: 2 – 15 April 2020

COVID-19 Updates   Country No. of Confirmed Cases (End 14 Apr) No. of New Cases Since 1 Apr No. of Deaths Testing Rate Per Million Pop (Est) Philippines 5,223 +2,912 | (2,311) 335 397 Malaysia 4,987  +2,079 | (2,908) 82 2,620 Indonesia 4,839 +3,162 | (1,677) 426 116 Singapore 3,252 +2,252 | (1,000) 10 12,423 Thailand 2,613 +902 | (1,711) 41 1,440 Vietnam 266 +44 | (222) 0 1,252 Brunei 136 +5 | (131) 1 23,658 Cambodia 122 +14 | (109) 0 345 Myanmar 63 +47 | (16) 4 45 Laos 19 +9 | (10) 0 170  Singapore: The Circuit Breaker and...

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15 Apr [Premium] ESG Update: 15 – 31 March 2020

Resources Sustainability   Malaysia lockdown could spell disaster for key palm oil industry (17 Mar) Malaysia's decision to restrict movement nationwide in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus is raising fears it could imperil the country's vital palm oil industry. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said...

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15 Apr [Premium] ESG Update: 1 – 14 March 2020

Resources Sustainability   The palm oil conundrum in EU-ASEAN relations (2 March) Palm oil tensions between the EU and Indonesia and Malaysia continue to be a point of contention in the group’s ties with Southeast Asian countries. With new regulatory changes now taking place on the basis of...

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15 Apr [Premium] ESG Update: 16 – 29 February 2020

Resources Sustainability   Palm oil-based green fuel program unlikely to empower palm oil farmers (17 Feb) Oil palm farmers have raised doubts that the palm oil-based “green fuel” scheme laid out in the government's recent five-year plan will benefit them, taking past biodiesel developments as cautionary tales. Palm...

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02 Apr [Premium] Country Update: 20 March – 1 April 2020

COVID-19   Country No. of Confirmed Cases No. of New Cases Since 19 Mar No. of Deaths Testing Rate Per Million Pop (Est) Malaysia 2,766 +1,866 (900) 43 1,250 Philippines 2,084 +1,867 (217) 88 35 Thailand 1,651 +1,379 (272) 10 288 Indonesia 1,528 +1,220 (308) 136 25 Singapore 926 +619 (345) 3 6,800 Vietnam 212 +127 (85) 0 368 Brunei 129 +56 (73) 1 - Cambodia 109 +62 (47) 0 - Myanmar 15 +15 (0) 1 - Laos 9 +9 (0) 0 -   Singapore: Additional Stimulus and Movement Restrictions (26, 28 Mar) Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced...

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