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February 2022

24 Feb Partnerships and Opportunities in ASEAN: Next Steps for Business

As Singapore positions itself for development and reconstruction beyond the pandemic, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) published the “New Horizons: Global and Regional Strategies for Singapore’s Future” report, focusing on Singapore’s role as a regional hub for ASEAN and a Global-Asia node. On...

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24 Feb [PREMIUM] Country Updates (10-23 Feb)

Indonesia Indonesia relaxes quarantine rules as the country looks at reopening travel Indonesia reports a $2 billion budget surplus in January Indonesia signs a set of bilateral agreements with Singapore to resolve long-standing issues Indonesia is planning to reduce quarantine rules for fully vaccinated international...

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23 Feb Webinar- EU-ASEAN Digital Connectivity: Why, How and What

Ms. Jessica Wa’u, Deputy Director (ASEAN), SIIA, spoke at the “EU-ASEAN Digital Connectivity: Why, How and What?” webinar on Tuesday, 22 February 2022. The webinar was organised by the Clingendael Institute and the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP). She shared about ASEAN’s current state...

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15 Feb Bloc-to-bloc bridges (Bangkok Post)

Digitalisation and climate change are areas in which Europe and Asia can expand their cooperation on. On 20  January 2022, the SIIA held the webinar, “Can the EU and the UK Lead with Asia?”, featuring Her Excellency Ms. Kara Owen, British High Commissioner to Singapore...

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10 Feb Meeting with Thailand’s International Studies Center (ISC)

The SIIA held a discussion with the Thailand's International Studies Center (ISC). The meeting was held to exchange information and views were shared regarding China's BRI, the situation in Myanmar, and the rising awareness of climate change issues. Present from the ISC were Chairman Tej...

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10 Feb [PREMIUM] Country Updates (26 Jan-9 Feb)

Indonesia Indonesia records full-year GDP growth of 3.69% in 2021 Government reintroduced COVID restrictions as cases surge Indonesia’s economy expanded in 2021, with full-year growth of 3.69%, largely in line with analysts’ expectations and the official government forecast. The country recorded a 2.07% contraction in...

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04 Feb (Highlights) – “Can The EU and the UK lead with Asia”

(Highlights) - "Can The EU and the UK lead with Asia"   As we build back from the COVID-19 crisis, how can Western economies work together with Asia to reconnect business linkages, adopt new technologies, and ensure a more sustainable future? On 20 January 2022, the SIIA...

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