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May 2021

28 May [PREMIUM]: Country updates (13-25 May 2021)

Country Share of population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (Our World In Data) Total vaccine doses administered (Our World In Data)Number of COVID-19 cases (Worldometer)Singapore 24.62% (as of 17 May)3.41 million (as of 17 May) 61,860Indonesia 3.62% (as of 23 May)24.79 million (as of 23 May)1,781,127       Malaysia 2.99% (as of 23 May) 2.54 million...

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27 May Vietnam’s COVID-19 Resurgence

Vietnam was touted as one of the few countries that successfully contained COVID-19 infections. The country avoided strict lockdown measures and its economy recorded a growth of 2.91 per cent in 2020. However, the country is currently experiencing its most severe outbreak of COVID-19. The national...

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24 May 8th SDSWR – Panel 2

The 8th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (SDSWR) is happening tomorrow, 25 May 2021, where we will uncover how the agribusiness and #forestry sectors can turn risk into opportunity. In the second panel, “Sustainability Demands – Bridging Consumers and Producers”, we will examine the role...

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20 May Emerging stronger: Present and future tense

By Simon Tay and Aaron ChooFor The Straits Times Some may question the need to think about emerging stronger when Singapore is under a heightened regime of measures against the pandemic and many countries across the region are facing the worst circumstances since the first outbreak....

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19 May Towards a growing and greener regional economy

By Simon Tay and Meixi GanFor The Business Times Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is growing global recognition of another crisis that could be as big and probably worse - climate change. More governments are committing to address the problem, including China, the European Union...

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18 May Media Note: Emerging Stronger from the Pandemic

Media Note Emerging Stronger from the PandemicGrowth Areas in Digitalisation and Sustainability as well as Regional Partnerships Key for Singapore’s Recovery Singapore, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 – As Singapore begins its month-long heightened restrictions to tackle the spike in COVID-19 cases, it is important for the country...

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18 May 8th SDSWR – Panel 1

With the pressing need for economies to decarbonise, nature-based solutions have emerged as a key strategy to future-proof ASEAN countries against environmental, social and economic challenges. At the 8th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (SDSWR) happening next Tuesday, 25 May 2021, the panel, Nurturing...

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